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Any home remedy for skin tags?

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Dr. Robert Stroup
Surgery - Plastics
9 doctors agree

In brief: How brave are you?

I have heard of people tying a thread around the base or using nail clippers (sterilized with alcohol first, of course).
Better yet, just go see your local plastic surgeon or dermatologist and have him/her remove them for you.

In brief: How brave are you?

I have heard of people tying a thread around the base or using nail clippers (sterilized with alcohol first, of course).
Better yet, just go see your local plastic surgeon or dermatologist and have him/her remove them for you.
Dr. Robert Stroup
Dr. Robert Stroup
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Dr. Todd Sisto
Breast Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Scissor & styptic

Pencil or tie a thread around the base. Better to let your md do it.

In brief: Scissor & styptic

Pencil or tie a thread around the base. Better to let your md do it.
Dr. Todd Sisto
Dr. Todd Sisto
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Diagnose first

An accurate diagnosis is essential.
If you are absolutely sure simple excision flush with the skin followed by a topical antibiotic ointment for a day is generally acceptable treatment. However it could be something else such as an involuted hemangioma or nevis or papilloma. Confirm with a dermatologist first before taking matters into your own hands.

In brief: Diagnose first

An accurate diagnosis is essential.
If you are absolutely sure simple excision flush with the skin followed by a topical antibiotic ointment for a day is generally acceptable treatment. However it could be something else such as an involuted hemangioma or nevis or papilloma. Confirm with a dermatologist first before taking matters into your own hands.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. Farhad Rafizadeh
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: A sharp scissor.

I am not recommending that you do this your self, but tags are usually snipped with a sharp scissor.

In brief: A sharp scissor.

I am not recommending that you do this your self, but tags are usually snipped with a sharp scissor.
Dr. Farhad Rafizadeh
Dr. Farhad Rafizadeh
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Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine

In brief: Skin Tags Home Rx

The most effective home approach to skin tags would be the same as home treatment for warts.
Dr. Scholls makes a freeze away canister for freezing warts. Used as directed, this should be effective for small to medium size skin tags. http://www.drscholls.com/drscholls/wartremoval/freezeaway.jsp.

In brief: Skin Tags Home Rx

The most effective home approach to skin tags would be the same as home treatment for warts.
Dr. Scholls makes a freeze away canister for freezing warts. Used as directed, this should be effective for small to medium size skin tags. http://www.drscholls.com/drscholls/wartremoval/freezeaway.jsp.
Dr. Colin Kerr
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