Q. Could you suggest any cream or medicine to get rid of my skin tag grown under my beard?

Answered by
Dr. Shama Naaz
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Aug 30, 2021

Hello doctor,

I have a small pimple-like skin tag grown under my beard. It is bleeding when trimmed. I do not have any pain or irritation, and also there is no discharge. Could you suggest any cream or medicine to get rid of it?




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I have seen the pictures you sent. The growth looks like a wart (attachments removed to protect the patient’s identity). Please send a clear, focused photograph with a camera flash on of the lesion.

For now, I suggest you apply topical Tretinoin cream on the spot at nighttime daily for two weeks. And revert after two weeks.

Thank you.

The Probable causes:

Viral infection.

Hello doctor,

Thanks for the response.

I have attached photographs with a camera flash on the lesion.




Welcome back to

This is a viral wart. Kindly do not scratch or shave this area, as it can spread to other areas also.

I suggest you the following treatment options for the viral wart;

1) Kindly apply A-Ret gel (Tretinoin) over the wart at bedtime daily for four weeks. Initially, you will feel redness and irritation, so make sure to use a thin film; after few days, you will develop tolerance to the gel.

2) For faster results, you should get it removed by electrosurgery or cryotherapy.

3) Chemical coagulation with topical 50% TCA (Trichloroacetic acid) once or twice a week can also treat the condition.

Take care and regards.

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