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is it safe to put wart remover on a skin tag

Related Topics: Wart, Skin Tag
 

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Well, it may not be dangerous, but it won't help either. And you could get a mild skin burn.

Warts are caused by a virus. Warts usually resemble hard, rough bumps on the skin. They usually go away on their own after a few months. As you already know, you can use an over-the-counter wart remover to help get rid of them faster.

Skin tags, on the other hand, are soft, floppy growths of excess skin cells. They often occur in areas where clothing rubs the skin or where skin rubs against other skin. For example, you might get skin tags around your neck where your shirt collar rubs, or you may get skin tags in your groin area where the skin folds rub together.

Because skin tags are not caused by the virus that causes warts, it won't do any good to put wart remover on them. If the skin tags are bothering you, you can ask your health care provider to snip them off. It's a simple, relatively painless procedure. Unless the skin tags are very small, you shouldn't try snipping them off yourself because you could experience excessive bleeding or scarring. Ask your healthcare provider if it's OK for you to snip off your own skin tags before you attempt it yourself.

Skin tags can be really annoying! Don't feel embarrassed to talk to your healthcare professional about how to get rid of them the next time you have an office visit.

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