to snip my skintag?

(288 Posts)
WorldPeaceAndFreeProsecco Sat 21-Sep-13 22:22:15

It;'s courtesy of DS2, who is now nearly 2.

It;s been growing silently since that pregnancy, the fucker is HUGE now.

It;'s on my side. Big and fleshy and flappy.

I catch it on my clothes and it stops me showing off my otherwise amazeballs bikini bod in public, donchaknow.

Shall I fuck it off with the nail clippers?

If youse dare me I will do it.

Easyonthetonic Sat 21-Sep-13 22:36:10

It's huge is it?

No, no, no. That way madness lies.

boschy Sat 21-Sep-13 22:36:43

I had mine done by the GP (cauterisation). hurt like fuck afterwards! if I had the contortionist ability, I would try the dental floss/cotton route before snipping them off.

WorldPeaceAndFreeProsecco Sat 21-Sep-13 22:39:04

It;s big enough, If I flatten it it;s about a cm across.

Jolleigh Sat 21-Sep-13 22:39:23

I'm curious as to what constitutes a huge skin tag?

Jolleigh Sat 21-Sep-13 22:39:43

x-post, sorry!

LeGavrOrf Sat 21-Sep-13 22:39:47

What causes skin tags then? And why do they appear in pregnancy?

I haven't got one, I am just nosy.

I would snip it off. What's the worst that can happen?

Lj8893 Sat 21-Sep-13 22:42:02

I have a few.
I had a massive one on my inner thigh that my doctor burnt off when I was in my early teens and it left a scar.

I might try the cotton tying on my other ones though, but I have one on my nipple (sorry tmi) will it work there and will it be safe? (I'm 35 weeks pregnant if that makes a difference?!)

SaggyOldClothCatPuss Sat 21-Sep-13 22:43:11

A skin tag is generally formed where things rub on the skin. They are very common under arms where sleeves and bras rub and on necks from collar chafe. Ive had several. I had one on my neck that DS used to call my 'rice crispy'! It was exactly where the car seatbelt rubbed my neck. It shrivelled up and fell off of its own accord in the end. Ive had others off via tying. Its easy.

SaggyOldClothCatPuss Sat 21-Sep-13 22:44:16

LeGav It could bleed PROFUSELY!

EstoyAqui Sat 21-Sep-13 22:46:30

I had one on the edge of my nipple. A quick go with the nail scissors and it was gone. Didn't hurt but bled like the proverbial bastard. Still it stopped eventually and no longer gets caught in my bra. smile

reelingintheyears Sat 21-Sep-13 22:47:56

Gav, you can bleed to death. shock

my GP doesnt treat them as it is cosmetic. I went to a beauty place who zapped them with heat and it didnt help much. I tied floss round it and when that didnt get rid of the humongous one in my armpit quick enough I got dh to cut it off with scissors instead (was too fat to get it between the teeth of the nailclippers). It did bleed quite a lot but has healed up beautifully. Smaller ones have been nailclippered off without floss. DH even got me to nailclipper one of his off too.

landrover Sat 21-Sep-13 22:48:02

They are harmless, but unfortunately, can get caught on clothing etc and then bleed which can be awful. I believe a gp can cauterise them off with a general appointment, but tieing them off with cotton achieves the same result!xx

LeGavrOrf Sat 21-Sep-13 22:48:12

Well, the bleeding will stop in the end. grin

justmakingdo Sat 21-Sep-13 22:48:28

I had one on the end of my nipple, I cut it off with nail clippers.
It hurt like fuck, and bled loads, I don't recommend it!

reelingintheyears Sat 21-Sep-13 22:49:00

Get the doctor to do it, really, please.

LeGavrOrf Sat 21-Sep-13 22:49:13

You wouldn't bleed to death would you?

I am probably the least helpful person on this thread.

MatryoshkaDoll Sat 21-Sep-13 22:49:20

I had one on my back. DP snipped it off with nail clippers <romance>.

It didn't bleed and now it's like it was never there.

On balance, I say do it. But them I'm quite a home surgery fan.

LeGavrOrf Sat 21-Sep-13 22:49:43

OWWW fucking Norah at attacking the END of your nipple with nail clippers.

reelingintheyears Sat 21-Sep-13 22:49:45

Yeah, the bleeding will stop when you are DEAD.

WorldPeaceAndFreeProsecco Sat 21-Sep-13 22:50:17

I tried it with teh nail clippers and COULDN'T.

Waaah.

landrover Sat 21-Sep-13 22:50:41

You lot are mad with the nail clippers!!!!! smile USE THE COTTON!!!!!!!

EstoyAqui Sat 21-Sep-13 22:50:52

Snap justmakingdo, anything on the nipples has got to go in my opinion.

Also, I've never heard of anyone bleeding to death from a home skintag removal. <wanders off to google>

WorldPeaceAndFreeProsecco Sat 21-Sep-13 22:50:53

Reeling, GetOrf, come and do it for me?<begs>

BigPigLittlePig Sat 21-Sep-13 22:50:53

Bloody hell envy

This thread is making my bottom feel a bit wibbly and I'm a doctor

I would go down the cotton route. But as evidenced by my wibbly bottom I would appear to be a coward.

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