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uwho
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Skin tag

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anyone have had a skin tag??

i have 2 tiny ones on my side........yuk..i wanna take it off, but am afraid too.....any suggestions on how i can get rid of them :skyisfalling: :skyisfalling: ?
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Pharmacies now Carry kits for that. Ask a pharmacist.
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Re: Skin tag

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Yes the kits are in pharmacies, they are 30 something......
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Re: Skin tag

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Dr Scholl's Skin Tag Remover.
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http://www.ehow.com/way_5304700_natural ... moval.html

Skin tags are usually benign, but if they are painful, infected, immovable or if you have any other doubts, have your dermatologist or general physician check them out.

Cutting off a skin tag is one of the most common methods of removal. Contrary to popular belief, it is rarely a painful or unsafe procedure, provided you are careful. Sterilize nail scissors or clippers by boiling the implement in water, letting it cool and then wiping the instrument with rubbing alcohol. Snip the skin tag off at the base and then cleanse it and apply a Band-Aid to ensure against infection. If the area bleeds, wipe it with hydrogen peroxide and then apply a Band-Aid.

Another simple remedy involves tying a thread tightly around the base of the skin tag to cut off the blood supply. Within two or three days it will turn black and fall off. Depending on the location of the tag---around the eyes, for example---this may not be a convenient method.

Freezing, known medically as cryptotherapy (cold therapy), is a common method used in the doctor's office that can be done at home with care. Dip a Q-tip in a freezing solution such as Dr. Scholl's Freeze Away and apply it to the skin tag, which kills the cells immediately. This same method can be used to treat warts.

Anti-viral essential oils can also be used topically to remove skin tags. These oils penetrate cell membranes quickly and kill the tag at its roots, ensuring that it won't grow back. Apply the oil three times a day until the tag disappears, usually within two to six weeks.
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My doctor tightly-tied a thread of cotton around one I had under my armpit. It fell off within a few days(god knows where .....ewww!!). I haven't had one since, but I know where my sewing box is should I get another.
Cost = practically zilch.
Pain = what pain?
Time taken = 20 seconds, tops.
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They usually recommend dental floss if you want to tie it off. I had a couple of small ones and the doctor just snipped them off, no freezing, no big deal and they didn't come back. If they have larger bases they will freeze them a bit first.

If you read reviews of the tieing or Dr. Scholls method it's noted to be a little painful for the time it takes for the thing to fall off (up to a week). If they are small enough to snip off the pain is only at the moment and a bit after like any small cut.
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Born_again wrote:My doctor tightly-tied a thread of cotton around one I had under my armpit. It fell off within a few days(god knows where .....ewww!!). I haven't had one since, but I know where my sewing box is should I get another.
Cost = practically zilch.
Pain = what pain?
Time taken = 20 seconds, tops.


That's pretty much the same technique we used for castrating livestock on the farm.
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Re: Skin tag

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Mommy you have such pretty eyes, and beautiful hair...but what the hell is that grossness oozing out of your lizard neck?
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Re: Skin tag

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Graham Adder wrote:Mommy you have such pretty eyes, and beautiful hair...but what the hell is that grossness oozing out of your lizard neck?


I love that ad. I keep waiting for mommy to rip off her mask to reveal that she is an alien.
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