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What causes skin tags under your eyes?

What causes skin tags under your eyes?

Tissue overgrowth: Skin tags are called acrochordon. They are exuberant growth of normal tissue, and can be easily removed. ...Read more

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Dr. Deborah Cole-Sedivy
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Skin Tags (Definition)

Skin tags (acrochordons) are soft outpouchings of skin that may be caused by skin friction. They may grown under the arms or breasts & on neck, ...Read more


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F/56 I had some skin tags on my face under my eyes. A skin doctor removed it with a tweezer. Now my skin hurts and is swollen. What can cause this?

F/56 I had some skin tags on my face under my eyes. A skin doctor removed it with a tweezer. Now my skin hurts and is swollen. What can cause this?

Skin tags. : How were they removed? And how long ago were they removed? If they were just removed a day or two ago, swelling may not be an unexpected finding. If it's. Even longer than that, then you may want to get back to the doctor for an assessment. ...Read more

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Skin tags (not sure what to call) near eyes.?

Skin tags (not sure what to call) near eyes.?

Skin tags: These can easily be removed if you want, but are considered benign. If they bother you, consider seeing your doctor for removal. They are also called acrochordons.

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Mum has many skin tags on her upper and lower eyelids of both eyes. How to remove them?

Mum has many skin tags on her upper and lower eyelids of both eyes. How to remove them?

See an oculoplastics: Surgeon for best removal. Get referral from your eye doctor. It's a simple snips but using some local anesthetic and painless. Just want to avoid scars from forming. Best of luck! ...Read more

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I have alot of skin tags. In the usual areas groin, underarms, neck. But I am also getting them around my eyes. They are all getting very iritated and more than cosmetic issues. I have medicaid and not working. Is there any way to try to get them to pay?

I have alot of skin tags. In the usual areas groin, underarms, neck. But I am also getting them around my eyes. They are all getting very iritated and more than cosmetic issues. I have medicaid and not working. Is there any way to try to get them to pay?

Skin tags: I can't speak to you area specifically, however generally Medicaid/Medicare won't pay for skin tag removal and consider it cosmetic. We generally charge $50-$100 to remove them in office just to give you an idea. ...Read more

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Chlorestol skin tags over eyelids?

Chlorestol skin tags over eyelids?

Which one?: "Skin tags" usually refers to papillomas- common growths around the eyes and sometimes on the neck and elsewhere. They are elevated off the skin + look like microscopic cauliflower. They sometimes have a narrow stalk at the base. They are like a wart; caused by virus. Cholesterol deposits occur as yellow slightly raised patches on the inner parts of the upper lid- called xanthelasma. Both benign. ...Read more

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What are some methods to remove eyelid skin tags?

Various options: Benign skin tags can be removed by cutting at the base, strangling with thread. Or by freezing. There is no after care needed and they will not cause a problem wether removed or left in place. ...Read more

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My neck is covered with skin tags. Why? I have one on my thigh one on my eyelid...

Nobody knows: Why you have them is unknown. They are very common, and easy to remove by some primary care providers, dermatologists, general or plastic surgeons. Why? God only knows... ...Read more

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My 3 year old son has what appears to be either warts or skin tags on his tummy, one under his eye and in the fold of his leg at his groin. What is it?

My 3 year old son has what appears to be either warts or skin tags on his tummy, one under his eye and in the fold of his leg at his groin. What is it?

Warts vs. Skin Tags?: Skin tags and warts can have a similar appearance making it difficult to tell which one it is. Skin tags are benign outgrowths of skin and can easily be removed. Warts are caused by a viral infection of the skin and are contagious. Warts require treatment to prevent further spread to yourself and others. Your son should see his Pediatrician for the correct diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Can skin tag removed (burnt) from the eyelid be cause of the palpable supraclavicular lymph node? Is it soft movable not painful.

Can skin tag removed (burnt) from the eyelid be cause of the palpable supraclavicular lymph node? Is it soft movable not painful.

Likely unrelated: Burning the skin tag on the eyelid and enlarged supraclavicular lymph node are not likely to be related. It would be prudent to see a doctor as evaluation of a supraclavicular node is not an easy undertaking and is not a do it yourself issue.
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I have skin tag near my eyelid. Can I cut off at home?

I have skin tag near my eyelid. Can I cut off at home?

Bad idea: The doctor who treats himself has a moron for a patient. It is very difficult to maneuver a sharp object or scissors near your own eyeball. If it bothers you enough, have a professional remove it. ...Read more

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Is it possible for me to remove a skin tag wart on eye myself?

Yes, but not smart!: Sure-if you are very dexterous and don't mind the pain ; risk of infection, bleeding and the unknown. What you are describing is likely a true fibro-epithelioma (skin tag) or could be a filiform wart or even a skin cancer. You are best be treated in the doctors office where a sterile field, anesthesia and appropriate pathology and followup can be performed. Ps-that solution on tv-not great idea! ...Read more

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How do you get rid of a skin tag that is right below your left eye?

How do you get rid of a skin tag that is right below your left eye?

Depends: If it is just a skin tag and is not bothering you, you may leave it alone. If it is cosmetically not acceptable, your doctor could remove it. I would advise against home treatment for a lesion near the eye. ...Read more