Is skin tag and diabetes correlated?

By anikamia Latest Reply 2018-01-24 12:39:33 -0600
Started 2018-01-22 05:20:58 -0600

Is skin tag and diabetes correlated? I am a diabetic patient and I have skin tags on my face, neck and one on my right eyelid too. I really want to get rid of them. I've tried many home remedies to get rid of them. But nothing worked. I googled to find out ways to remove them and I found that a clinic in Toronto provides skin tag removal treatment ( ). I'm planning to visit the clinic tomorrow. Is there anyone here who have skin tags while being diagnosed with diabetes? Is it safe for a diabetic patient to undergo this treatment? Please share your views and suggestions. Any advice is highly appreciated. Thanking you in advance!

5 replies

GrannyLLE 2018-01-24 12:39:33 -0600 Report

I heard using some apple cider vinegar on a cotton ball twice a day will take off the skin tags. It would be worth a try. My sister also got one of her eyes

Mallacai 2018-01-23 06:08:46 -0600 Report

As far as i know skin tags are pretty common in a lot of non diabetic people. I had them long before i became diabetic and had them removed then and even recently without issues. Bearing in mind my A1c has always been 6 or lower. I would be mindful not to remove them if your BG is not controlled as that would delay healing or even have complications. Initially a dermatologist had done the procedure for me but after i became a diabetic my GP does it in his office. But as Joyce says the best advice is to speak with your doctor.

shecaitydid 2018-01-23 00:58:24 -0600 Report

This is probably completely unrelated and i'm not a doctor, but in the past year i've discovered three cherry angiomas (2 decently large) on my scalp close to my hairline that were never there before. I wonder if it has to do with my diabetes as well. *shrugs*