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Is thete an over-the-counter med that can be used to remove skin tags?

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Dr. Franklyn Farrell
Occupational Medicine
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In brief: See Your Doctor

Go and see your doctor, usually after a little numbing medicine is applied, they can be painlessly cut off in the office.

In brief: See Your Doctor

Go and see your doctor, usually after a little numbing medicine is applied, they can be painlessly cut off in the office.
Dr. Franklyn Farrell
Dr. Franklyn Farrell
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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology
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In brief: Skin tag removal

In our clinic we remove skin tags by surgical excision with sterilized gradle scissors.
We have had patients try to remove skin tags by tying a string around them but they became secondarily infected. If you can sterilize scissors, you can remove skin tags but there will be pain and possible infection if you do not use sterilized equipment. There is no over the counter treatment for skin tags.

In brief: Skin tag removal

In our clinic we remove skin tags by surgical excision with sterilized gradle scissors.
We have had patients try to remove skin tags by tying a string around them but they became secondarily infected. If you can sterilize scissors, you can remove skin tags but there will be pain and possible infection if you do not use sterilized equipment. There is no over the counter treatment for skin tags.
Dr. Michael Fisher
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Dr. Lisa Kates
It is very important to understand that sterile technique is critical is removal of skin tags as stated above. Patients come in with all sorts of crazy ideas that they find on the internet, but with community acquired MRSA and other organisms we in the medical field see some terrible secondary infections. SO PLEASE DO NOT do this at home.
Dr. Julia Pewitt Kinder
Family Medicine

In brief: Unfortunately, no.

Skin tags can easily be removed by your physician.
I recommend electrocautery as it is quick and effective. Most skin tags become larger with time; have them removed while still small for less discomfort during procedure.

In brief: Unfortunately, no.

Skin tags can easily be removed by your physician.
I recommend electrocautery as it is quick and effective. Most skin tags become larger with time; have them removed while still small for less discomfort during procedure.
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