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How do you use Dr. Scholl's skin tag remover?

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Use Dr. Scholl's skin tag remover by applying the cryotherapy agent on the skin tag as indicated by the package instructions. The application freezes the base of the skin tag and tissue death occurs within seconds. Once new skin growth occurs beneath the skin tag, the skin tag falls off.

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Besides over-the-counter treatments such as Dr. Scholl's, skin tags can be removed via surgery, burning or liquid nitrogen. Skin tags are small growths of skin that stick out from the area they grow on, such as the neck or armpits. Skin tags are considered harmless, albeit unsightly. They typically grow in skin fold areas, which makes them common on the base of the neck, under the arms or under the breasts. The cause behind skin tags is unknown, but it is thought that irritation, friction, obesity and age contribute to the growth of skin tags.

As of 2015, about 38 percent of the population gets skin tags, but about 59 percent get them by the age of 70. Those who are overweight, diabetic or pregnant are more prone to getting skin tags. While skin tags are harmless, they may be irritating and embarrassing. Treatable skin tags appear as flesh-colored stalks that are soft and flexible, but firmly attached to the skin.

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