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Can I take a skin tag off myself?

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Dr. Gregory Surfield
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

But if your instruments aren't sharp enough or clean enough you will regret it.

In brief: Yes

But if your instruments aren't sharp enough or clean enough you will regret it.
Dr. Gregory Surfield
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Dr. Robert Dorsey
Wound care
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Depends

Depends on size of skin tag and the availability of clean instruments.

In brief: Depends

Depends on size of skin tag and the availability of clean instruments.
Dr. Robert Dorsey
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Dr. David Voron
Dermatology

In brief: See below

Dermatologists usually don't recommend this, but if the stalk of the tag is very narrow, you could use a nail clipper or tighten a thread around the stalk.
If you do this, you do run the risk of infection.

In brief: See below

Dermatologists usually don't recommend this, but if the stalk of the tag is very narrow, you could use a nail clipper or tighten a thread around the stalk.
If you do this, you do run the risk of infection.
Dr. David Voron
Dr. David Voron
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