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Skin Tags (cont.)


Medications have no role in the treatment of skin tags.


Removal of skin tags can be accomplished by cutting with a blade or scissors, freezing with liquid nitrogen, or using electric cautery (burning). Removal is done in the doctor's office. Sometimes an eye doctor (ophthalmologist) is consulted to remove skin tags on the eyelid.

Local anesthesia (such as with injections or lidocaine or application of a topical anesthesia cream) may be indicated before the removal of larger skin tags. Tiny skin tags can typically be removed without anesthesia.

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 6/11/2014
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