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What is a skin tag and how can I avoid them?

What is a skin tag and how can I avoid them?

Skin tag: Skin tags are benign growths commonly found in men and women. Age, obesity, and increased hormone conditions such as pregnancy can increase skin tags. They do not have to be removed unless they are bothersome. Removal is usually simple, relatively painless, and done in the office. ...Read more

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Dr. Deborah Cole-Sedivy
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Skin Tags (Definition)

Cutaneous skin tags are small, usually harmless (benign) skin growths that are easily removed by a doctor. Sometimes, warts ...Read more


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Im having surgery for perianal skin tags..Can i avoid general anesthesia?

Im having surgery for perianal skin tags..Can i avoid general anesthesia?

Sedation: In most cases sedation is sufficient. Discussion with surgeon usually addresses most concerns and fears. Spinal anesthesia also can be an option if procedure is more extensive then skin tug. Good luck. ...Read more

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How serious is a skin tag?

How serious is a skin tag?

Skin tags: Skin tags are small extentions of skin, that occur in areas of friction, like groin folds, under arms, under the breasts of women, and even on the eyelids. They have a family basis, and are never dangerous. Some people have dozens, and occasionally one or several get irritated. They can be removed quickly and easily by a dermatologist, but may not be covered by health insurance. ...Read more

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What is a skin tag, is it hard, rough, scaly, crusty , & do they hurt ? And how can I get rid of it? Are they pointed lookin?

Soft skin growths: Skin tags are soft skin growths which are harmless.These are usually found on eye lids, neck, armpita, groin folds, and under breasts. Anyone can develop skin tags at some time in life.Middle aged obese adults are more prone to it.These can be easily removed by tying off with thread or suture or cutting off. ...Read more

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Is a skin tag with a base about the size of a dime cause for concern? The "tag" part takes up about 1/3 of the area. Can this turn to melanoma?

Is a skin tag with a base about the size of a dime cause for concern? The "tag" part takes up about 1/3 of the area.  Can this turn to melanoma?

Hmmmmmmm: Skin tags have small bases. They are pedunculated. A widely based skin lesion is not a skin tag. Any skin growth greater than 1 centimeter, or that is changing, should be checked by a dermatologist. Btw a dime is larger than a centimeter. ...Read more

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How do I treat skin tags ?

How do I treat skin tags ?

Skin tags: Skin tags should be seen by a dermatologist or plastic surgeon who will discuss options on how to get rid of them. ...Read more

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Can skin tags be dangerous?

Can skin tags be dangerous?

No.: Skin tags are small 'natural' benign growths appear in skin folds like neck, armpits(axillae), under-breasts and groin. Harmless. ...Read more

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