Tuesday, June 19, 2012

WHAT'S A SKIN TAG, AND WHAT TO DO ABOUT THEM

Hi YouTips4U, I have a skin tag on my eyelid and one under my armpit. What can I do to get rid of it? I'm always afraid I am going to cut off the one under my armpit when I shave. Thanks!

YouTips4U Answer: Skin tags are usually small, benign skin growths that can appear on your eyelids, under your arms, and on your neck to name a few common places. Many times hormonal changes can spur growth of them including things like pregnancy and weight gain. You really can't prevent them, but they can be easily removed by your dermatologist. Usually your dermatologist will remove them by cutting them off with a quick snip of very sharp little scissors. Please don't attempt to do this yourself as your dermatologist has special sterile tools for this and can stop the bleeding immediately. I had a tiny one on my eyelid removed years ago after my daughter was born and it doesn't hurt at all and heals very quickly, so if you find that you have one that has grown and you do not like the looks of it or it bothers you, definitely see your dermatologist who will remove it for you.

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