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Redness, swelling of skin tag below armpit. Pasted a band-aid over it. Treatment?

Hii, i recently saw that my skin tag slightly below my armpit which i had since I was young, has became red and swollen, to a size of a tiny bead. At first i ignored it, but it hurt a tiny bit when it rubbed along my skin so I pasted a band-aid over it to keep it down so that it wont hurt even when I take the band-aid off. I also googled and found out the string-tying method to stop blood from flowing to it but mine s quite small so im not really sure about it. Should I see my doctor for it or just leave it ?
Asked On : Fri, 18 Jan 2013
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Critical Care Specialist 's  Response
Hi thanks for your question.
Most probably you are having folliculitis that is inflammation of hair follicle.Bandid woun't do any thing.I would suggest you to consult a physician,who will be able to examine and let you know what exactly it is and may prescribe you appropriate treatment.
Hope this answers your question
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