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What Is The Best Way Of Getting Rid Of Skin Tags On My Neck
Skin tag removal: The most common method to remove skin tags is to inject a small amount of local anesthetic with a tiny needle at the base of the skin tag and then to cut it off level with the skin. A topical agent or a touch of cautery is used to stop bleeding at the site. It heals up nicely over a 2 week period. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Freezing over cuttin: I would recommend freezing with liquid nitrogen. In that case they get red and inflammed that day, then turn black before they fall off 2 weeks later. The advantage with this over numbing and cutting them off with scissors is that there is no open wound that needs to be bandaged and less chance of infection. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Acid and scraping: A otc acid and scraping with a pumice bar will help. If not, you can use the liquid nitrogen, liquid nitrous oxide (this is what i like to use). You can also try oral cimetadine (400 mg three times a day for 12-16 weeks). This is very safe and had the side effect of getting rid of warts for many people of adult size and weight (japma november 1, 1995 vol. 85 no. 11 717-718 ). ...Read more
See below: These symptoms can only be adequately diagnosed only after a thorough evaluation by your doctor. This may include labs and other satudies. Once all of the information is in, your doctor can let you know what's going on, and what to do to help you. ...Read more
Cream, Cleansers: Do you mean sunspots? Visit your dermatologist for a prescription for a night cream to lighten up sun-damaged brown spots and also treat blackheads. Alternatively, you can can vitamin c over the counter to help with sun-damaged skin and acne topicals over the counter like proactiv, panoxyl (containing benzoyl peroxide), cetaphil oil control foamy wash (contains salicylic acid) for your blackheads. ...Read more
Depends on diagnosis: You may have keratosis pilaris? Keratosis pilaris is a common skin condition in which a protein in the skin called keratin forms hard plugs within hair follicles. Symptoms include small bumps that look like "goose bumps" on the back of the upper arms and thighs. Treatment includes moisturizing lotions to soothe the skin that contain urea, lactic acid, glycolic acid, salicylic acid, and retinol. ...Read more
Depends: If this is truly a cyst then sometimes surgically removing it is the best option. Injecting it with steroids can also help things like this to resolve. And if this is possibly infected then antibiotics may be necessary. Having this evaluated in person will be the safest option if it is bothering you. ...Read more
Acne: It is important to treat your acne so that you don't get permanent scarring. Some patients wait too long before seeing their dermatologist to have their acne treated. Normally topical medicines and internal antibiotics are used to keep acne under control. You can start with an over the counter benzoyl peroxide wash while you are waiting for your appointment with your dermatologist. ...Read more
Benzoyl peroxide: If this does not clear you in two weeks, get with your personal physician. ...Read more
Ulcers: Finding out what is causing them is the best way. Unfortunately once the ulcer is there you are looking at treating the symptoms until it clears up, not much to make them go away. In some instances if caught early enough, low level laser therapy can cause them to much less dramatic or go away altogether. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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