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Old 03-04-2005, 07:10 AM   #1
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skin tags

Hi, I am wondering if skin tags can become a health risk. I have one under my arm pit and it has like 2 together. From time to time it gets sore from clothing, rubbing etc... Right now it is darker than the rest of my skin tags and is kinda peeling a bit. Maybe it is just from iritation that I am experiencing right now. Last year it acted up also. Most of the time it gives me no grief. Is it anything to worry about? Thanks.
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Old 03-04-2005, 08:29 AM   #2
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Re: skin tags

I have a few skin tags. I also have a couple in my arm pit. My dr. said they are nothing to worry about. Im not saying for you to do this but I (after getting out of the shower) will take the nail clippers and clip them off. I dont like them (who does, lol) and dont have health insurance so I am not about to pay for an office visit everytime I want one removed. My bf has quite a few in the neck area. I am pretty sure they are harmless. But, like anything on your skin, if it suddenly changes color or grows and has an uneven border then get it checked out.

 
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Old 03-04-2005, 01:38 PM   #3
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Re: skin tags

NEVER, EVER cut off skin tags or any lesions or growths on your body!

You can end up doing damage or possibly having to deal with some minor but still uncontrollable bleeding.

The advice to watch for changes in skin tags is wise -- this goes for anything: moles, beauty marks, etc.

Mostly skin tags are harmless and won't develop into anything serious, but it is important to note as above that any skin lesions should be monitored for change.

Usually they are a cosmetic nuisance or slightly uncomfortable when clothing disturbs them.

They are easily removed. There are many available techniques. You do not have to go for "one at a time" removal. You can opt for an "en masse" approach.

The cost is usually minimal and most folks can afford treatment.

See your dermatologist for treatment options if you like. Just do NOT try to cut them off yourself.

 
Old 03-09-2005, 07:34 AM   #4
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Re: skin tags

I have many skin tags...the only time I seeked medical advice was when I had a growth on my head..and everytime I brushed my hair it bled. But most skin tags are normal and will either fall off or stay there.

 
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