skin tags

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  1. Rabbitt

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    I have a skin tag that I would like to self remove.
    Anyone done it themselves?
     
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    Yes. My DR. said to tie a thread tightly around it. It has been awhile, but I think it only took a couple of weeks. Good luck!
     
  4. Ima Teacher

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    I've removed them plenty of times.

    I bought some high quality small scissors, and I apply OTC numbing spray with lidocaine, and then snip it off. For really small ones, I don't even numb it. The scissors are so sharp that I don't really even feel anything. The bigger ones sting, so I use the lidocaine.
     
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    I can't imagine doing it myself. I have one that maybe, someday, I'll have my dermatologist remove when I go in for my annual skin check.
     
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    I had 15 removed for $75 at the dermatologist. They used lidocaine and snipped them off. I'm too chicken to do many at once by myself.
     
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    I've heard that you can use tree oil to get rid of them.
     
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    I had the doctor do one. I made him numb it. I am a big chicken.
     
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    There is a commercial on tv for some stuff you put on them so they fall off. That commercial makes me cringe so I have to look away. My doctorremoved a couple several years ago. I am going to ask again at my next physical.
     
  10. Rabbitt

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    Thank you! I have one in my under arm that my bra rubs raw once in a while.

    I was thinking of a sharp razor or scissors but will it grow back?
     
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    I have one under my arm and I can't imagine just snipping it off with sharp scissors!!

    What would I do with tea tree oil? Just put it on the tag?
     
  12. Ima Teacher

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    If you're prone to them, they come back, although not necessarily in the same place. I always get a bunch of them after I've had steroid therapy. Those are the times I'll have them removed in office. They'll take off up to 15 for a flat fee of $75. (Insurance won't cover it.)

    I get them under my arms, too, and the razor takes care of them . . . and not always when I intend to remove them.
     
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    Something I've seen my father do is tie a piece of thread tightly around the base. Cut off the circulation, the skin dies, dries up, and snaps off. No pain. No blood.

    It takes several days.
     
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    I've heard that if you put clear nail polish on them they will shrivel up.
     
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    That sounds painless enough... even if it doesn't work, there will be nothing lost.
     
  16. Rabbitt

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    I used nail polish on the 3 non-visible ones.
    WORKED
    painless
    I applied twice and feel off in about 2 weeks.
    It must deprive it of air.

    I used wart remover on the one on my neck.
    WORKED TOO...more quickly
    stings
     

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