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Is an enlarged and inflamed skin tag in the armpit having with fluid drainage a cause for concern?

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Dr. T Chandrakant

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Posted on Wed, 1 Aug 2018 in Lump
Question: I have had many skin tags on my body and recently one under arm felt bigger and inflammed and is having some fluid drainage.Is it something concerning?

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Answered by Dr. T Chandrakant 47 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Papiloma with infection.

Detailed Answer:
Hi.
Thanks for your query.
Noted the history and understood the concerns.
With the history you have provided, there are many such skin tags indicating these are skin papillomas, usually benign.
The one you have shown in photo is inflamed and thus enlarged and reddened with fluid drainage.
Such a tag needs the following management:
Apply liquid povidone iodine ;oca;;y.
Dress up with sterile gauze to avoid rubbing over it and cause further problems.
Consult a General Surgeon for clinical evaluation, prescription based medications and excision of the one shown here.
Excision is a permanent solution and ask for histopathological examination.
Your Surgeon will also see the other tags.

I hope this answer helps you.
Please feel free to ask for further relevant queries if you feel that there is a gap of communication.
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Follow up: Dr. T Chandrakant 8 hours later
Ok. thank you sir. I will follow your instructions.
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Answered by Dr. T Chandrakant 4 minutes later
Brief Answer:
All the best.

Detailed Answer:
Please give follow up.

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Follow up: Dr. T Chandrakant 2 days later
Does it look like its getting better?
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Answered by Dr. T Chandrakant 6 hours later
Brief Answer:
yes.

Detailed Answer:
Surly, yes. It is getting better.
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Follow up: Dr. T Chandrakant 5 hours later
Thank you very much Sir
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Answered by Dr. T Chandrakant 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Thanks for your appreciation.

Detailed Answer:
You are most welcome.

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