Skin tags

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Discus: College Confidential Café: 2004 Archive: Skin tags
By Lisasimpson (Lisasimpson) on Wednesday, June 30, 2004 - 11:26 pm: Edit

hey, does anybody here have skin tags or know what you can do to treat them?

By Lisasimpson (Lisasimpson) on Thursday, July 01, 2004 - 09:43 pm: Edit

bump please

By Jenesaispas (Jenesaispas) on Thursday, July 01, 2004 - 10:08 pm: Edit

How can I get rid of my skin tags I have on my neck? I have a lot of them and I am also getting them on other parts of my body.

They can be removed by cutting, burning, or freezing [by a doctor]. It doesn't prevent new ones from coming, but the ones that are there can be treated. I like to snip them. They have nerve endings and blood vessels, so they do hurt. But they are really common. It is extra skin that just forms. Nobody knows what causes them, but they usually appear where skin rubs against skin. The tendency to get them seems to be inherited. Heavy people get them more often.
-- Julie Anne Winfield, MD, private practice dermatology, Mill Valley, Calif. Chair of the AAD Camp Discovery committee and medical director of Camp Discovery, an AAD-sponsored summer camp for children with severe and life-threatening skin conditions.


By Magoo (Magoo) on Friday, July 02, 2004 - 02:26 am: Edit

wow...good job :)

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