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How To Remove Tag Skin

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    What is the best, non painful way to remove skin tabs?
    I tried a few things to remove skin tags including using tea tree oil, nail polish remover and apple cider vinegar. I don't have the nerve to tie them off or cut them off. Is there any remedies that are not painful to remove these skin tabs?

    • ANSWER:
      How to Get Rid of Skin Tags

      A skin tag, medically known as a cutaneous papilloma or an acrochordon, is merely a small sliver of skin, a benign skin tumor larger and generally flatter than a wart. Except for those tags which hang by stalks (peduncles) like earrings and give the appearance of melting skin, tags make it look as if the victim is growing soft, fleshy scales.

      Skin Tag Removal

      skin tag removalTags are surgically removed with a scalpel, electrocautery, or laser. They can also be tied off with thread, thus cutting off circulation and causing them to wither and drop off. And they can be destroyed cryogenically (freezing them). There are also natural oils available commercially that claim to eliminate tags.

      Anal and Vaginal Skin Tags

      An extremely common condition, anal skin tabs (tags), are a completely different story because these shapeless lumps and flaps of skin or flesh found at the anal verge are usually associated with other anorectal problems. In fact, they are usually the result of a prior anorectal insult or injury such as the acute swelling of an external hemorrhoid that has not been treated. (Learn how to get rid of hemorrhoids)

      Anal skin tabs may be indicators of a more serious rectal ailment that needs medical attention. Anal fissures, for example, small tears in the anal canal, are often associated with sentinel tags – skin tags located at the inferior border of an infection or injury. Tags may also be indicative of a blocked anal gland.

      Cleanliness can be a problem with anal and vaginal skin tags. Fecal debris may become trapped under the tag; the problem is multiplied if there is more than one, and infection is possible.

      Though anal tags are generally asymptomatic, it’s possible for them to itch, be painful, or cause anxiety or hygienic problems. A proctologist may use an anoscope to identify the cause and also search for other lesions. These would then be removed and biopsied to confirm they are benign. If the tags are small, local anesthetic is injected before excision. Lasers used to eliminate them simultaneously resurface the anal area, thereby producing good cosmetic results. If tags are extensive, the surgery may have to be performed in an operating room under general anesthesia. Either way, the surgery will cause pain postoperatively.

  2. QUESTION:
    What is the best, non painful way to remove skin tabs?
    I tried a few things to remove skin tags including using tea tree oil, nail polish remover and apple cider vinegar. I don't have the nerve to tie them off or cut them off. Is there any remedies that are not painful to remove these skin tabs?

    • ANSWER:
      i HAVENT tried one of those wart freezing things you can get at the pharmacy. i have a THEORY they might be helpful, but i cant be too sure.

      tying them off wont keep the suckers from bleeding like mad. i have removed a few from my husband and best friend (can you say UNCONDITIONAL LOVE) with the finest in ruby bladed scalpels (i worked at a coroners office a bit in college THATS why i have them) and no matter what you do to try to make them not bleed, believe me, they are NOT on board with your plans.

      best thing to do, honestly... just go to the dermatologist if they bother you that badly. trying to remove them yourself by subpar means (i have an autoclave to sterilize my tattoo equipment so i threw the scalpel in there to sterilize it completely) give you a greater risk of infection, scarring... or just chickening out halfway through and leaving a literal bloody mess.

  3. QUESTION:
    Skin Tags - What is the easiest and safest way to remove skin tags? Why do you get them?
    What is the easiest and safest way to remove skin tags? Why do you get them?

    • ANSWER:
      I don't know why you get skin tags, it's probably genetic. But Dr. Gott, who I believe answers health questions in major national newspapers, suggests coating the skin tag with clear nail polish daily. Supposedly it works, although I have no personal experience with this. Seems like it would be worth a try though...good luck!

  4. QUESTION:
    What over the counter products can i use to remove skin tags?
    Would anyone know of over the counter products that i can purchase to remove skin tags?

    • ANSWER:
      For some reason I got a lot of tags when I was pregnant... my doctor said you can remove this with a wart remover, as long as it's liquid nitrogen. She also said it may or may not work however... I would just get your doctor to remove it, that way they assess whether it needs stiches or not.

  5. QUESTION:
    How to remove a skin tag with some sort of string at home?
    What is best sort of string to remove a skin tag? and the process of removing it with the string.

    be detailed as possible.

    • ANSWER:
      You can use a dental floss, a sewing thread or a fishing line.

      you just tie the string around the base of the skin tag to stop the blood supply to its tissues.

      After a few days the cells that form the tissues of the skin tags die and the skin tag falls off.

      Obviously, if the skin tag is too small, then you may not be able to remove it by tying a string around its base.

      Fortunately, there are other possible safe ways for removing skin tags like using duct tape, tea tree oil, or other herbal extracts.

      I just would like to warn you though, that you should not try to use herbal extracts on skin tags if you have them on you eyelids.

  6. QUESTION:
    Quickest way to remove skin tags at home?
    What is the quickest way to remove a skin tag at home, apart from actually cutting it off?

    • ANSWER:
      tie either a hair strand or some thread at the base. cover with clear nail polish and a band aid. it should fall off in a few days.

  7. QUESTION:
    How to remove skin tags from home?
    Hello, I was trying to get real life people that have removed skin tags at home to let me know what's the best way to do so. I have read online about the cutting them,duct tape,compound w,tying the thread around them but my real question is which of those really work best and have worked for real people. Any help would be great. Thanks

    • ANSWER:
      The least painful way to remove these are with fingernail/toe nail clippers. I had a few under my arm pits and this worked with very little pain and no blood. Not sure how old you are but I drank some alcohol before hand and that really helped with the pain. Good luck!

  8. QUESTION:
    How to remove tag skin around the neck area?
    Don't really want to see a doctor, is there any safe way I can remove them or treat them at home?

    • ANSWER:
      Wash your hands and disinfect your tools and the area around the skin tag before beginning the process. This can be done with a cotton ball or pad soaked in rubbing alcohol. Wait for the area and tools to dry before proceeding.
      Pinch it with a tweezers and pull taut.
      Grab a small scissors and snip the little bugger off as close to the skin as possible.
      Apply cotton ball or band-aid to area. Removing the skin tag make hurt a little and do expect some bleeding.

  9. QUESTION:
    What is the safest and easiest way to remove a large skin tag from a dogs leg?
    What is the safest and easiest way to remove a skin tag from from a dogs leg? His tag has grown big over the last 2 year's and I'm scared it is hurting him. The vet is trying to charge me 350 to remove it and I don't really have that kind of extra money since they said it is not painful. I would like to remove it and know there is some home kits you can buy. Which is the safest, easiest and most efficient way to do it? I don't mind paying for the best kit, I just don't have 400. Please help.

    • ANSWER:
      Find another vet. 0 is outrageous for a very minor procedure that takes less than 5 minutes.

  10. QUESTION:
    Best way to remove a skin tag on the neck?
    What's the best non painful way to remove a skin tag on the neck? I just don't wanna go to the doctors and have it removed if there's a chance I can do it myself.

    • ANSWER:
      Get some floss and put it around the tag thingy and yank it tight enough it hurts a little, then just keep making it tighter and eventually it'll fall off. This may hurt, but it works

  11. QUESTION:
    I would like to know how to remove skin tags naturally?
    Apparently I have some skin tags that seemed to just pop up. This one skin tag is on my back and I would love to find some way of removing skin tags naturally. I do not mind purchasing a product as long as it is safe, organic and has a track record of success in skin tag removal.

    • ANSWER:
      I actually had some skin tags on my back and sides a few months back. I tried everything, even most of the skin tag home remedies listed above. The method of using floss to cut the circulation off to the tag didnt work. And snipping it with scissors didnt do much as it just came back. I actually just thought I was destined to live with skin tags forever.

      One day while giving it one last go searching online for a natural skin tag cure I came across this ebook, 'No More Moles, warts, or Skin Tags', that had numerous natural cures for skin tags for every different type of skin. It explained how different substances work better on different skin types and so on. I was able to match my skin type to a few targeted solutions and using many household ingredients it helped me get rid of numerous skin tags and even a plantar wart I had under my heel. And, I was able to do it from home in just 2 weeks!

  12. QUESTION:
    Tag Away Skin Tag Remover Reviews - Does it work for removing skin tags?
    Has anyone tried using tag away for removing skin tags. I've been reading tag away reviews online and was thinking about trying it. The price isn't to bad; thinking about giving it a try. Any experiences?

    • ANSWER:
      It works. You probably wont find anything better if you're looking for a natural remedy.
      See how it works here - http://practicallist.com/tag-away-reviews
      Also find a good source to purchase it at a good price there. Good luck.

  13. QUESTION:
    How do you remove a skin tag?
    How do you remove a skin tag and does Dr Scholls work?

    • ANSWER:
      I'm not really sure what a skin tag is, but it sounds like something I would pull off.

  14. QUESTION:
    How do you get rid of skin tags?
    does anyone know a safe way to remove skin tags?? Or does anyone know if there is anything you can buy over the counter to remove them?

    • ANSWER:
      This is a tried and tested method which was recommended to me by my doctor.

      Take hold of the skin tag and get someone to wrap cotton tightly around it, over and over again. This will cut off its blood supply and it will die and simply fall off within a few days. It doesn't hurt either, just make sure you cover it with a plaster/band aid so you don't knock it.

      And make sure that the cotton is very tightly wound because not wrapping it tightly enough could, on very rare occasions, encourage a slight infection. Then it's a visit to the doctors where he'll whip it off with a scalpel. Ouch.

  15. QUESTION:
    How can I remove skin tags and moles?
    I have several skin tags and elevated moles that I would like to get rid of. I know a doctor can do it for me, but is there an easier method I could do at home? I did an internet search and it seems like there's lots of products that claim to be effective, but it's hard to know what works and what doesn't. Has anyone ever successfully removed moles and/or skin tags? How did you do it? What were your results? Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      For the skin tags what to do is tie something round them really tight untill they fall off! e.g. a bit of string.
      The most important thing is to never cut them off!!!!!

  16. QUESTION:
    How to remove skin tags AT HOME?
    How can i remove skin tags at home? Has any one done this and what were their methods?
    How can you be sure if its a tag or a mole? I know it can be dont at the doc's but I'm only interested to hear about removing them at home.
    I have Googled it a bit but i want to hear stories that you have actually tried and what the results were.
    Muchly thankus.

    • ANSWER:
      Mom had over 45 skin tags on her face & neck. They're quite small, but they were hanging. I burn a match using one of her sharpest fabric scissors, and started cutting. Out of 45, only one larger one bled. I just put Band-Aid on it, and in minutes she took it out.

      If they're larger than the tip of a pencil eraser, I suggest you get a dermatologist take them out. In the clinic, they will also use a scissor or burn it. But you shouldn't take them out, it could get infected . . . because they will hurt more than the ones I took of mom's, and it probably need stitches, too. If they think it's one of those skin tags that looked like it may be cancerous, they will send it to the lab for a biopsy.

  17. QUESTION:
    How long does it take to remove skin tags with nail polish remover?
    I have a skin tag and have wanted it gone for many years, how long does it take to remove one with nail polish remover?? Thanks:)
    Sorry, i meant to say nail polish:P

    • ANSWER:
      You use clear nail polish - not remover. According to this site it takes about 2 weeks: http://www.ehow.com/how_5709154_remove-tags-clear-fingernail-polish.html

  18. QUESTION:
    Fast and easy way to remove skin tags?
    I have a skin tag on my neck and I absolutely hate it! I want it gone. Is there a way to remove them?

    • ANSWER:
      You can buy over the counter stuff at drugstores for removing skin tags.

  19. QUESTION:
    Had a few skin tag removed, how long does the healing process take?
    Hi,

    I have had a few skin tags removed, they have scabbed over, i had them done on Monday, but i was wondering how long does the healing process take? Like for the scabs to fall off?

    • ANSWER:
      Should only take about 8-10 days, maybe less. I've had a couple removed too.

  20. QUESTION:
    When and how is it decided as to what medical procedures would be "standard"?
    I have been told that certain medical procedures are considered standard such as vaccines and thus do not require informed consent, while other procedures such as removing skin tags, are not considered standard and require informed consent, meaning the doctor /medical professional has to have the patient read and sign a paper which informs the patient about the procedure and the risks as well as whether or not the patient has any legal rights should anything go wrong.
    It seems that some "medical association" or group of "senior doctors" has to decide what will be considered standard procedure and which not. If so, how do the deciding doctors decide? Do they take evidence as to which procedures have the least risks and have those considered standard and the procedures with greater risks considered to need patient consent?
    This is very hard to find information about. Does law decide? "Medical Law" is extremely limited and referrs only to when there is negligence in medical care resulting in the paient being harmed or killed.
    If appendectomies are considered non-standard procedure in all hospitals ( and in reality this is so) can one doctor in his own small practice make his own rules and perform them as standard procedure?
    Of course the answer is no. However when it comes to medical procedures that are not as obviously "intense" as appendectomy surgery, but which still involve invasiveness or removal of skin, tissues, etc, how is it decided what will be standard and what will not be standard?
    Removing wisdom teeth is considered standard and does not require informed consent.
    A mouth swab DNA test requires informed consent

    • ANSWER:
      Insurance companies have a lot to do with it, those that insure patients and provide malpractice insurance to doctors.

  21. QUESTION:
    Is there such thing as a finger nail clipper that curves the other direction?
    I would like to use it to remove skin tags or small moles... Thanks in advance!

    • ANSWER:
      thats not safe at all. you should have them removed professionally. and no, i dont believe they do. not nail clippers at least

  22. QUESTION:
    How can you remove a skin tag on eyelid at home?
    Hey guys I have a skin tag on my eyelid and need a way to remove it. It is not overly big but is noticable when I close my eyes. It is on my left eyelid. I have had skin tags before, mostly around my neck area and this condition seems to be genetic in my family. My father and grandfather also had skin tags but I am the first to have one on an eyelid. I consulted my doctor who recommended surgery to get it removed but this would be very costly and I honestly don't think it is extreme enough that I need surgery. I was wondering if anyone know of any at home remedies to this problem. I use Compound W on my neck skin tags with great results but don't know if I can use this on my eyelid as the warning label says keep away from eye area. Also the burning sensation that it causes and the burn mark it leaves behind for a while would be unpleasant. I'm looking for a safe and easy remedy that would not leave behind an unplesant mark on my eyelid and something that I can do over the week end so it doesn't interfere with my work. Any help would be appreaciated.

    • ANSWER:
      Doing it at home has a whole series of outcomes that include you:
      - spending time in an emergency room,
      - losing days of work,
      - losing eyesight,
      - being in pain for days.

      Have the doctor do it.

  23. QUESTION:
    How do you remove a skin tag from your genital area?
    I have 2 skin tags growing on the shaft of my penis. Does anyone know of any home remedies to get rid of them. Insurance does not cover skin tag removal. It is considered unneeded cosmetic surgery.

    • ANSWER:
      yes, but it will be painful in your area. I would suggest before you try this to get drunk to numb the pain. Get some fishing string and wrap around it and pull both sides and it will cut it off. Then clean with rubbing alcohol and cover up.

  24. QUESTION:
    How Can I Remove Skin Tags at Home?
    Hey everyone,

    I am 15 years old and I have 3 very embarrassing skin tags on my neck. I am scared and embarrassed to where my hair up in gym class because I think people will make fun of me. I always try to hide my neck inside my shirt but its still noticeable!

    Is there anyway I can remove these skin tags at home?

    Please help, they are ruining my life!

    • ANSWER:
      I would suggest having it done by a doctor so you do not run the risk of scarring yourself. It could look worse than it does now. You have to be careful doing stuff like that yourself...infections!!!

  25. QUESTION:
    Getting a skin tag or mole or something removed will it hurt?
    I need to get some type of skin tag removed off of my forehead tomorrow. They have to use some numbing shot to make me not feel it. Will i feel pain because i cant stand knowing they are cutting something off of my head and it hurting.

    • ANSWER:
      The only thing that will hurt is the shot but not that bad, I had a skin tag removed off my inner thigh and it is painless, except for a little sting from the shot. Don't worry, it will not be bad.

  26. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of skin tags at home?
    I have a few small skin tags that I want to remove but going to the dermatolgist to get skin tags removed for cosmetic reasons is expensive because insurance does not cover that. What are some effective home redmedies?

    • ANSWER:
      If they are small and you are comfortable doing it yourself:
      Swab the area with a little Betadine and tie dental floss tightly around the stalk of the skin tag. Trim excess floss. Then put a small spot band aid over the area and wait a week or so. It'll fall off. Very little to no scar.
      I wouldn't do this for tags that have a stalk larger than 1-2mm.

  27. QUESTION:
    what is the most painless way to remove a skin tag without having to buy a kit or see a doctor?
    i have two skin tags and i was hoping there were some like home remedies to get rid of them any ideas? easy ten points!

    • ANSWER:
      My GP said to tie some cotton thread around the skin tag which cuts off the blood supply to the tag and after a few days they will drop off,hope this helps

  28. QUESTION:
    Is it true that you can get a keloid scar from removing a skin tag?
    I have a skin tag on my bikini line and I am sick of it being there. I was thinking about removing it at home by cutting it off like I read online; but I also read that you can get a keloid scar from removing one. Is this true?

    • ANSWER:
      First, I personally would not advise removing a skin tag yourself. I've had several and accidentally damaged them - they bleed quite a bit for the size .For some reason I tend to get them under my arms and shaving is a bit precocious.
      I have had the MD to freeze them off. It leaves a blister for a few days and then no more skin tag.

      Just a little info I found about Keloids: "They are fairly common in young women and African Americans. Keloids often run in families." Most of the ones I've seen were on larger areas than a skin tag takes up.

  29. QUESTION:
    Is it normal to have small bumps where stitches recently dissolved?
    I recently had my urologist remove skin tag from my penis (a small foreskin remnant from my infant circumcision - see, circs do cause problems, but that's besides the point). Anyway, he put three stitches in and said they would dissolve in 7-10 days. Today is the 10th day and when I took a shower, I noticed that the little outer threads were all hanging loosely (one came right off in the shower). So, with a little bit of working the threads, they easily came out, like they were supposed to. Where the threads stuck out, there are now about 5 small raised bumps (3 being slightly larger, the central one is a bit reddish). The bumps seem to be the areas where the stitches entered or exited the area. Wil these bumps subside. They really don't look like they will, but I'm not expert. They could be infected, but the entire area around the bumps is completely healthy.

    • ANSWER:
      These bumps are the so-called granulation tissue which is just a little exuberant growth of tissue cells before becoming a scar. This is an entirely normal healing process. These will subside in due time and disappear as a more stable fibrous scar replaces
      the granulation tissue. However, if these persists and causes
      pain and inflammation, you might be developing a suture granuloma, and it is best that you bring this to the attention of your doctor for treatment.

  30. QUESTION:
    How to remove a big skin tag at home?
    My boyfriend has got a big skin tag on his back and he would like to remove it. I read you could remove them at home, and considering it's on his back, I have to do the removing. I heard you could cut it off, but I'm a big baby and don't want to accidentally hurt him.

    Then I read you could tie a piece of string around it so that it dies, and fall off within a few days.

    Would this only work on small skin tags, or would it still work on a big skin tag (the size of a raisin). Or would it be dangerous?

    • ANSWER:
      Hey there. I have snipped skin tags off before but they were real tiny. I'm not sure how big I would be comfortable with as far as that method goes. I've not tried the string method but have heard it can work but might be painful while you wait for it to fall off. Might be worth a try though. I don't think it is dangerous per se, just uncomfortable. You can also have them removed at the doctor's. I had a couple removed that way years ago but they charged about 0 for a 5-minute procedure which I thought was ridiculous.

      Another way I've heard of is putting nail polish on it, but I'm not sure if that really works or not.

      Good luck!

  31. QUESTION:
    How do you remove a skin tag safely off of the eyelid?
    I have a small skin tag on my eyelid and its really bothersome and I would like to get it removed at home if I could.

    How could I do this?

    • ANSWER:
      Honestly I would highly recommend going to a dermatologist. They has a very simple procedure that basically burns it off. Takes like five seconds.

      I'd say try it at home, but given the location of the skin tag I am a little more weary.

  32. QUESTION:
    What is the best way to remove a skin tag?
    I have 2 on my neck that are small, but are still noticeable. I just want them gone!!!!!!!!

    I have heard that tying a piece of thread around the skin will cut the circulation off and make the skin tag fall off, but im a bit worried that this may not work. What happens if I do this and the skin tag doesn't fall off and I cant get the string off????? Does this really work?

    Does cutting it off with cuticle scissors work?

    How about the nail polish method?

    Any other method will be fine, so mention it!

    • ANSWER:
      here are some ways to do it at home

      http://www.wisegeek.com/can-i-remove-skin-tags-at-home.htm

      http://ezinearticles.com/?Top-4-Ways-of-Getting-Rid-of-Skin-Tags-at-Home&id=295266

  33. QUESTION:
    How long does it take to remove skin tags?
    I'm trying to get rid of one by tying a string around it, (well about to) and i was wondering how long it would take to remove it. Thanks if you help any.

    • ANSWER:
      Skin Tag
      http://www.medicinenet.com/skin_tag/page2.htm How are skin tags treated?

      There are several effective medical ways to remove a skin tag, including removing with scissors, freezing (using liquid nitrogen), and burning (using medical electric cautery at the physician's office).

      Usually small tags may be removed easily without anesthesia while larger growths may require some local anesthesia (injected lidocaine) prior to removal. Application of a topical anesthesia cream prior to the procedure may be desirable in areas where there are a large number of tags.

      Dermatologists (skin doctors), family physicians, and internal medicine physicians are the doctors who treat tags most often. Occasionally, an eye specialist (ophthalmologist) is needed to remove tags very close to the eyelid margin.

      There are also home remedies and self-treatments, including tying off the small tag stalk with a piece of thread or dental floss and allowing the tag to fall off over several days.

      The advantage of scissor removal is that the growth is immediately removed and there are instant results. The potential disadvantage of any kind of scissor or minor surgical procedure to remove tags is minor bleeding.

      Possible risks with freezing or burning include temporary skin discoloration, need for repeat treatment(s), and failure for the tag to fall off.

      There is no evidence that removing tags causes more tags to grow. Rather, there are some people that may be more prone to developing skin tags and may have new growths periodically. Some patients even require periodic removal of tags at annual or quarterly intervals. Do skin tags need to be sent for pathology?

      Most typical small skin tags may be removed without sending tissue for microscopic examination. However, there are some larger or atypical growths that may be removed and sent to a pathologist for examination under a microscope to make sure that the tissue is really a tag and nothing more. Additionally, skin bumps that have bled or rapidly changed may also need pathologic examination. While extremely rare, there are a few reports of skin cancers found in skin tags.
      What else could it be?

      While classic skin tags are typically very characteristic in appearance and occur in specific locations such as the underarms, necks, under breasts, eyelids and groin folds, there are tags that may occur in less obvious locations.

      Other skin growths that may look similar to a skin tag but are not tags include moles (dermal nevus), nerve and fiber-type moles (neurofibromas), warts, and "barnacles" or "Rice Krispies" (seborrheic keratosis).

      Warts tend to be rougher, with a "warty" irregular surface whereas skin tags are usually smooth. Warts tend to be flat whereas tags are more like bumps hanging from thin stalk. While warts are almost entirely caused by human papilloma virus (HPV), tags are only sometimes associated with HPV.

      Groin and genital lesions resembling skin tags may actually be genital warts or condyloma. A biopsy would help diagnose which of these growths are not skin tags. Very rarely, a basal cell skin or squamous cancer or melanoma may mimic a skin tag, but this is very uncommon.

      Is there another medical name for a skin tag?

      Medical terms your physician or dermatologist may use to describe a skin tag include fibroepithelial polyp, acrochordon, cutaneous papilloma, and soft fibroma. All of these terms describe skin tags and are benign (noncancerous), painless skin growths. Some people refer to these as "skin tabs" or warts. However, a skin tag is best known as a skin tag.

      http://www.medicinenet.com/skin_tag/page2.htm

  34. QUESTION:
    What product works well to remove a skin tag?
    I looked through all of the answered questions similar to this, but didn't find an appropriate answer. Doctors tell you to let them do it, I believe to make money. A doctor told me to cut them off myself with surgical scissors and slap a band aid on it.(make sure it is a skin tag not a mole!) this works great. My problem is I have one on my eye lid, I am not trying to walk around with a band aid over my eye for 2 days.

    • ANSWER:
      Suture is often used to restrict circulation, fine grade fishing line is a similar kind of thread.

      Take proper advice, but the principle is merely that - a loop tied tight around the base cuts the blood supply, the tag dies, dries and falls off.

      I expect you'll need an extra pair of hands, so see if a doctor advises that and can effect the remedy..., it's hardly more complicated than tying a shoelace, so the cost cannot be too great.

  35. QUESTION:
    How do I remove my skin tag?
    How do I remove this enormous skin tag that is covering my anus? I've had it for years and it's only getting bigger?

    Lindsay Hanna
    Huntsville, AL

    • ANSWER:
      Cutaneous skin tag

      A cutaneous skin tag is a common skin growth that is usually harmless (benign).

      Causes, incidence, and risk factors

      A cutaneous tag usually occurs in older adults. They are more common in people who are overweight or who have diabetes. They are thought to occur from skin rubbing against skin.

      Symptoms

      The tag sticks out of the skin and may have a short, narrow stalk connecting it to the surface of the skin. It is usually small, but may be a half-inch long. The tag is usually the same color as skin, or a little darker.

      It is usually painless and does not grow or change. However, it may be irritated from rubbing by clothing or other materials.

      A skin tag may occur on the

      Neck

      Underarms

      Middle of the body, or under folds of skin

      Eyelids

      Other body areas

      Signs and tests

      Your doctor can diagnose this condition by looking at your skin. Sometimes, a skin biopsy is done.

      Treatment

      Treatment is usually not needed. Your doctor may recommend treatment if the skin tag is irritating, or you don't like how it looks. Treatment may include:

      Surgery to remove it

      Freezing it (cryotherapy)

      Burning it off (cauterization)

      Expectations (prognosis)

      A skin tag is usually harmless. It may become irritated if clothing rubs against it. The growth usually does not grow back after it is removed. However, new skin tags may form on other parts of the body.

      Calling your health care provider

      Call your doctor or nurse if the skin tag changes, or if you want it removed. Do not cut it yourself, because it can bleed a lot.

  36. QUESTION:
    Can I use a over the counter freeze-away wart remover to remove a skin tag?
    I have a skin tag on my neck and would like to get rid of it. Is it both safe and effective to use an over the counter freeze off wart remover like Dr. Scholl's to remove it?
    I know that moles and skin tags are slightly different, but I read that some dermatologists freeze skin tags off, so I thought that this might work.

    • ANSWER:
      Good question. I would cut a neck tag off though.

  37. QUESTION:
    how do i remove a skin tag with a nail clipper?
    What is a good way i remove a skin tag? i have one like on my neck where my throat is. so should i do it with a nail clipper or what? will it hurt? would you cut it from the root or just the tip? i have no clue, i dont want to go to the doctor and spend all the money.

    • ANSWER:
      I know exactly what you're going through!!!
      What I used were bandages. Yes! It worked. If it's on your neck, buy the small round bandages and place them there. Leave it on for two to three days, the skin tag will "dry" up and fall off naturally, without scarring. If it's a larger skin tag, well use a larger bandage!!!
      It worked for me! If it doesn't fall off after two to three days, change your bandage and where for an extra two days!

      Good luck!
      Cheers!!

      p.s. If you try to pull them off with any type of utensil, it will hurt and will scar you.

  38. QUESTION:
    How to remove a skin tag myself?
    I have a little skin tag on my neck. I really don't want to pay a doctor to cut it off if I can do it myself. Is there a way to do it safely? I would prefer answers from someone who has done it before or can tell me specifically why not to try it.

    • ANSWER:
      You really shouldn't do it because without the proper equipment it can't get sterilized properly and it will grow back bigger. also you wouldn't know how deep to cut. believe me it's worth going to the doctor's.

  39. QUESTION:
    Will the professional removal of a skin tag on my eye leave a bad scar?
    I am am planning too get a skin tag removed from my top eye lid by a dermatologist and I just wanted to know how long it will take too heal and if it will leave a bad scar. I know that you can remove it yourself but I do not want to risk damaging my eye.

    Thank you for your help

    • ANSWER:
      No.

      I had one removed when I was about 12 and it was pretty much the easiest procedure in the world.

      (from what I remember--it was a while ago) they just pinched it and cut it off, I didn't feel a thing and it took all of about 30 seconds.

      There was absolutely no scar and I can't even tell where it was anymore.

      I can't tell you what the mark was like, if it bled, if it took time to heal, etc... because it was about ten years ago and I cannot remember--that probably means it wasn't too bad or I would remember.

      Don't worry, you won't even be able to tell it was there--I can't!! :)

  40. QUESTION:
    How can I get rid of the stains under my boston terrier's eyes?
    My boston terrier has rust-colored spots underneath his eyes because apparently they are draining. We have already taken him to the vet and they removed a skin tag from his eyelid, but it didn't help. How can I stop this from happening and get rid of the spots?

    • ANSWER:
      There is something called Angel Eyes, I hear it works really well!

      Heres the website... http://www.skymall.com/shopping/detail.htm?pid=102205222&c=10710

  41. QUESTION:
    Is there a home remedy for removing skin tags on different parts of the body?
    I had some removed by a doctor but health insurance does not cover that procedure. It is very costly.

    • ANSWER:
      My husband has actually removed some small ones from his armpit with a pair of sterilized scissors. He boils the scissors for 20 minutes, air dries them , swabs the area with rubbing alcohol,cuts them off and then applies an antibiotic cream from the drugstore. Off course you have to make sure that they really are skin tags and they should be small ones. I would think if they were too big you might have too much bleeding. He has had no problem whatsoever and he's quite a baby when it comes to pain,so if he can do it.....anybody can.

  42. QUESTION:
    How to get flawless skin for a teenager?
    Okay. So my mom is a makeup artsist, and believe it or not that involves you having to know how to take care of skin. My skin in usually good, with the occasional zit or two. I know for a fact toothpaste and peroxide work well. but how to get perfect buttery skin without much work? Any homemade family secret tricks? Or any things that help make skin look like this

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    THANKS

    • ANSWER:
      Neutrogena Deep Clean: Ideal for normal to oily complexions, remove dirt, oil and makeup also removes dead skin cells. do this 3 times in week
      look Among the hundreds of ingredients in skincare products Vitamins A, C, E, B3
      Vitamin A (retinol, retinoic acid or Retin-A, retinyl propionate, and retinaldehyde)
      Vitamin E: DL-alpha-tocopherol
      Vitamin C ascorbic acid or Ascorbyl
      Vitamin B3 : niacinamide or niacin

      FACE WASH :Aveeno Ultra-Calming Moisturizing Cream Cleanser. (reduce redness).
      Cleansers:
      * CeraVe Hydrating Cleanser
      * Olay Foaming Wash
      * Dove Sensitive Skin Foaming Facial Cleanser
      for acne, whitehead and blackhead look ingredients in products
      Salicylic Acid: is ideal for unclogging pores and treating blackheads and whiteheads, Bbenzoyl Peroxide: is ideal for acne it kills the bacteria in the pores that cause inflammation and acne.
      try products :Nneutrogena Oil-Free AcneWash
      ______________________________________…

      Acne treatments such as benzoyl peroxide, topical antibiotics, alpha- and beta-hydroxy acid creams, and tretinoin
      For acne-prone skin, try one of these:
      * Clinique's Acne Solutions Cleansing Foam
      * Clean & Clear Advantage Acne Cleanser
      * Topix Benzoyl Peroxide 5% Wash
      Nutrients That Save Face
      The key nutrients for skin health include antioxidant vitamins C and E, selenium, vitamin A, vitamin D, zinc, protein, healthy fats, and water.

      * Vitamin C, vitamin E, and selenium may reduce the risk of photoaging and skin cancer.
      * Vitamin A (carotenoids) helps protect skin against sun damage.
      * Vitamin D helps boost immunity and aids in healing.
      * Zinc helps with rapid cell growth, such as during wound repair.
      * Protein provides your body with the basic building blocks for collagen, the main structural component of skin.
      * Healthy fats (essential fatty acids) help maintain healthy skin cell membranes and reduce inflammation.
      * Water helps keep your skin hydrated and plump.
      Best Practices
      # Wear protective clothing and hats as an additional measure of protection.
      # Avoid the sun during peak hours (10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)
      -Apply sunscreen at least 30 minutes BEFORE you go out into the sun
      If you go into the sun immediately after applying sunscreen, stay in the shade for the first 30 minutes.
      _Reapply your sunscreen about every 2 hours.
      _Use an SPF-containing lip balm whenever you are out in the sun.
      Tips for Preventing Breakouts

      * Choose "noncomedogenic" hair, skin, and makeup products.
      * Avoid touching your face with your hands. Hands can spread bacteria to facial pores.
      * Rinse off soon after working out to help prevent sweat and skin oils from mixing and clogging pores.
      * Avoid overwashing or using harsh scrubs. These can cause excess oil production.
      * Keep stress under control. Stress doesn't cause acne, but it may lead to overproduction of skin oils.

      What ingredients should I look for in a skin cream?
      An effective skin cream will contain ingredients that help minimize your skin's water loss. Look for creams with glycerin moisturizer (glycerin) , silicones, dimethicone and mineral oil. Creams containing synthetic or natural lipids (fat) work to imitate your natural skin and can also be effective

  43. QUESTION:
    How can i remove a facial skin tag?
    I have been having problems with a skin tag that has been on my face for about 2 weeks now. Its very easily seen and i would like to remove it. The tag itself is about an inch away from my lips and is easily moved.

    I do not want to visit the doctors about it but i am wondering:
    Can i use the method where you tie a piece of cotton/dental floss around it tightly?
    Or am i going to have to use scissors (Which i'm not too keen on)?

    • ANSWER:
      dont do anything yourself as it could get infected and scar you.best thingo do is go to the doctors and have them remove it professionally.

  44. QUESTION:
    I have a skin rash from using castor oil and baking soda to remove a skin tag.?
    It is getting on my nerves... especially since it's on my inner thigh. I have been using cortizone cream and medicated powder (although not at the same time), but it doesn't seem to be getting any better. Does anyone have any suggestions as to what I can do to relive it? By the way, the castor oil thing didn't remove the skin tag!

    • ANSWER:
      I don't know about the rsh, I would guess it would go away in a day or two.... BUT my MIL went to the dermatologist to get several skin tags removed... guess what they did? Just snippped them off with scissors! Yep at a pop! No medicine or anything. She said it stung for a second, and bled forever, but it wasn't bad at all..... SO... I decided I would cut mine off my neck.... I got a sharp pair of scissors and snippped it right off... Like she said, it stung kinda like a bee sting for a second, and it did bleed some, but it's compleatly gone. I would do it again! EASY!

  45. QUESTION:
    How do doctors remove skin tags?
    I have a skin tag on my shoulder and it's not big but im going to the doctors and they're gonna remove it but i hate pain and im worried its going to hurt. I just want to know how they can take it off and if it hurts?

    • ANSWER:
      removing skin tags shouldn't hurt, if it would hurt horribly though, they would give you a local antiseptic before they did anything.

  46. QUESTION:
    what is the best way to remove skin tags?
    i have a lot of skin tags and i want to no the best way to take them off.and to know if there is some way of stopping them from forming?

    • ANSWER:
      You would need to see a doctor to have them removed- depending on the size, your doctor may refer you to a dermatologist. They can be frozen or cut off. You should not try to remove them yourself, as they can tend to bleed a lot. As it is not known what causes them, there is no way to prevent them. You can read more about skin tags here
      http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000848.htm

  47. QUESTION:
    Why is it illegal to remove the tag from mattresses?
    OK, we all know those little annoying tags on mattresses that say, "It is illegal to remove this tag." Why is it illegal to remove that tag?

    • ANSWER:
      Mattress and tag/labels have two different functions. while the former aims at your comfort the other expresses it's preparedness to take responsibilities for not providing comfort which it promised, caused health risks such as skin cancer and so on. It's label if removed would stop you from not claiming damages suffered should one arises as the tag represents their signature of authorization for healthy usage for all purchasers of the product .

      Finally, removing it could also lead to some other persons plagiarizing or claiming to have produced it since there is no current trace or tag of the legal manufacturers is as bad as the copy right infringement crime.

      One other thing. I believe the warning is for the manufacturer and retail seller not for the buyer.

  48. QUESTION:
    What are skin tags supposed to look like after removed?
    So my mom and i went to the doctor and got our skin tags on our neck removed. I only had a few so the doctor just cut them off but my mom had a lot more so the doctor froze them off. Now mines are fine but hers seem to have swelled up? They look kinda like blisters. Is that normal? Shoud she go back to the doctor?

    • ANSWER:
      If your mother's skin is blistering where the skin tags were removed, it means that live tissue was affected during the freezing process, and is now trying to heal itself. The good news is that she will probably have no scars as a result of the procedure. The bad news is... blisters hurt!

      Keep the blistered skin areas clean and dry, as you would for a blister in any other location. If the area is raw, apply a moisturizing wound ointment such as Aquaphor, and cover the area with a sterile bandage until healed.

  49. QUESTION:
    Does the product Dermasil really work in removing skin tags?
    It is supposed to be natural and the end result is that the skin tags will eventually dry up and fall off.

    • ANSWER:

  50. QUESTION:
    How do I remove skin tags?
    Yes, I have tried using nail clipper to remove one skin tag and it works! Though it bleeds a bit, so I put antiseptic ointments on it and use cotton with plaster (I think that's alright?). The problem is, there's this one that is bigger... I wanna just cut it but I think it will bleed more, so how do I stop the blood from bleeding and cut it? Please help :). Oh and the one that I clipped away is like, you know the scars you have when you are scratch too hard until you bleed right? Well it's like that but it's only in one point.. Should I leave it alone or should I keep on putting antiseptic until it heals? Thanks :)

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