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OT- Skin tags?

Dontfeedthetrolls's picture

So I’m having some issues with skin tags. I’ve noticed more I have a few popping up but for the most part it’s not a big deal. However now I have one on my leg and I keep rubbing / catching it and it’s getting irritated and starting to annoy me. It’s not hugely painful but I want it gone.

I really don’t want to waste a copay to see a doctor but if I have to I have to. They aren’t discolored or alarming and like I said for the most part I can ignore them. It’s just a bad location for this one. Anyone know a safe at home way to get rid of them?


futurobrillante99's picture

For ones that are only attached by a small piece of skin, I've been known to use small, sharp scissors to cut them off. They may bleed.

I had a bunch on my neck and for $120, my dermatologist trimmed off 10 or 12 of them (the fee would have covered up to 20, I think - can't remember). None have grown back, thankfully.


Cover1W's picture

I have cut mine off (it's hereditary too BTW!)  - first I numb it with an ice cube, then use super sharp small scissors (cleaned with rubbing alcohol) and just snip it, put on a little anitbiotic cream and done.

If you have a lot, or if it's not in an area you can reach, your Dr. can remove it easy.  Mine has done this for me in my annual physical exam and not charged my insurance extra.

ChamomileTea4Me's picture

Tie some thread around it tight at the base and wait a few days.  The blood supply will be cut off and it will just fall off like a scab.  Once it falls off, you may want to put some antibiotic ointment on it and cover it with a bandaid for a few days.  Pretty painless and easy if they aren't too big.

Kes's picture

I cut DH's off with a scalpel.  They do bleed a lot so you need to apply pressure for a few minutes. 

--figureditout--'s picture

If you're squeamish and don't mind a little wait, tea tree oil will take them away.  I had one under my bewb that drove me crazy.  Little dab of tea tree every night and it was gone in about a month.