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skin tag/mole

hello, i found that i have a skin colored mole, with a light brown spot in the middle on my right thigh, it seems to be getting bigger, but also it seems to be detaching from my skin, is it ok the cut the blood flow off to it so it falls off? if so how long do i need to keep the string attached to cut the blood flow?
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Hi,
"There are several methods that can be used to remove a skin tag.The three ways doctors remove skin tags is by cutting them off, burning them, or freezing them. Skin tags can be cut off with a scalpel or medical shears. They can be burned off with a medical cautery device or they can be frozen with liquid nitrogen, in which case the skin tag then falls off. In all three instances, the idea is to stop the blood flow to the skin tag."
ref:http://www.easyskintagremoval.com/remove-skin-tags.html

One of the home remedies mentioned on the this website is to cut off blood flow to the skin tag by tying thread or dental floss around the skin tag so that after a few days of blood deprivation, the skin tag will fall off.

This seems to be okay for a skin tag but a mole is not an outgrowth from the skin, it is more like a part of the skin. Moles are flat or elevated, flesh coloured to dark-brown markings located randomly over the entire skin surface.

However since you have already done it, maybe you could leave it on for 3-5 days, but it may take a few days after this for the skin tag to fall off. You should apply an antiseptic/antbacterial ointment on the site to prevent secondary infection.

If you do have any complications associated with this attempt, pleased o visit a doctor and have it removed/treated.



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Mole Skin Tag Removal: Is it Safe to Cut the Skin Tag Away?

The mole is a concentration of skin pigmentation, which appear elevated from the skin. On the other hand, a skin tag is a mass of skin cells that seem to hang from the skin, connected by a thin stem. When located on exposed parts like the neck, hands and face, these skin blemishes can be embarrassing. This is why people do mole skin tag removal.

Moles and skin tags can be removed surgically through cutting tools or laser. The modern technology of today resulted in almost painless removal of these blemishes-with or without anesthesia. However, many people consider it practical to just cut off the skin tag.


Scientists say that it is generally safe to cut skin tags away. Simply extend the skin tag up and cut the lower base with small scissors or nail clippers. However, it is important to disinfect the tools before using them. You can use alcohol to sterilize the tools, or you can expose the edges to fire. Also prepare some cotton balls and disinfectant like alcohol or hydrogen peroxide. The process is relatively painless but it can come with a few blood drops.


A mole skin tag removal method similar to cutting is to tie a tight string around the base of the skin tag. This way, the bulk of the tag will eventually dry and die. You may not even notice that it already has fallen. You may use kite string, sewing thread or dental floss. Remove the string after the tag has already fallen.


Before doing these home solutions for mole skin tag removal, it is important to know if the blemishes are benign. If they are malignant, they are risks of cancerous growth. A benign mole has distinct edges, with regular shape and even coloration. A normal skin tag, on the other hand, cannot be too large and must be at most 1/2 inch long.


If you think that your blemishes can be malignant or cancerous, do not perform home mole skin tag removal! This may promote the growth of cancer cells. Immediately consult your dermatologist. Also consult a doctor of the skin tag keeps on coming back after cutting.
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Mole Skin Tag Removal: Is it Safe to Cut the Skin Tag Away? by Dean White



The mole is a concentration of skin pigmentation, which appear elevated from the skin. On the other hand, a skin tag is a mass of skin cells that seem to hang from the skin, connected by a thin stem. When located on exposed parts like the neck, hands and face, these skin blemishes can be embarrassing. This is why people do mole skin tag removal.


Moles and skin tags can be removed surgically through cutting tools or laser. The modern technology of today resulted in almost painless removal of these blemishes-with or without anesthesia. However, many people consider it practical to just cut off the skin tag.


Scientists say that it is generally safe to cut skin tags away. Simply extend the skin tag up and cut the lower base with small scissors or nail clippers. However, it is important to disinfect the tools before using them. You can use alcohol to sterilize the tools, or you can expose the edges to fire. Also prepare some cotton balls and disinfectant like alcohol or hydrogen peroxide. The process is relatively painless but it can come with a few blood drops.


A mole skin tag removal method similar to cutting is to tie a tight string around the base of the skin tag. This way, the bulk of the tag will eventually dry and die. You may not even notice that it already has fallen. You may use kite string, sewing thread or dental floss. Remove the string after the tag has already fallen.


Before doing these home solutions for mole skin tag removal, it is important to know if the blemishes are benign. If they are malignant, they are risks of cancerous growth. A benign mole has distinct edges, with regular shape and even coloration. A normal skin tag, on the other hand, cannot be too large and must be at most 1/2 inch long.


If you think that your blemishes can be malignant or cancerous, do not perform home mole skin tag removal! This may promote the growth of cancer cells. Immediately consult your dermatologist. Also consult a doctor of the skin tag keeps on coming back after cutting.

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