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lets talk skin tags!

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candyfluff Thu 04-Jun-09 19:47:15

ok so i have 4 under each armpit and i want them gone
so now does the cotton thing work?
have any of you tried it
what happens
and is it safe??

littlelamb Thu 04-Jun-09 19:48:35

<<wince>>
Are you sure they're skin tags?? Ds's molluscum, which started in his armpit, looked just like skin tags before they were diagnosed...

spicemonster Thu 04-Jun-09 19:49:37

Mine just went away after I had the baby. I think ... well they're not there anymore

candyfluff Thu 04-Jun-09 19:50:06

yep deffo tags they are hanging on my a thread and i think it wont take much to get them off
amazingly ive never cut them while shaving

bronze Thu 04-Jun-09 19:50:15

DD had one on her cheek that plastics tied off with thread

ChampagneDahling Thu 04-Jun-09 19:50:22

Go to gp or practice nurse and ask their advice - DH had his taken off by gp - very quick and easy and they can take biopsy if they think they might be dodgy. Play safe.

candyfluff Thu 04-Jun-09 19:51:07

wont they just think im being vain ?

Nyx Thu 04-Jun-09 19:52:32

Yes, I would check with your GP, I had some removed by mine. He used what looked like a soldering iron or something - burned them off! But it didn't really hurt. I have more now though - I hate them, I keep getting little ones on my neck.

southeastastra Thu 04-Jun-09 19:53:36

i cut mine off with nail clippers (as i've said on here before grin)

sfxmum Thu 04-Jun-09 19:54:26

my gp told me I had to have them removed privately and asked if I would like a referral to a plastic surgeon shock

littlelamb Thu 04-Jun-09 19:56:22

<<faints at nailclippers>>

candyfluff Thu 04-Jun-09 19:57:33

nail clippers !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mintyy Thu 04-Jun-09 20:01:17

I went to a skin clinic on Harley Street where they quoted me £900 to remove my skin tags.

So then I went to GP and asked her to refer me to something like a Nuffield Hospital - I was happy to pay - cos I thought it would be cheaper.

She said, don't worry, I can do them for you at one of my minor surgery mornings! So, I had to wait about 6 months, but got them done free grin grin.

candyfluff Thu 04-Jun-09 20:02:25

just dont think its worth a trip to gp ,anyone used cotton ?

sfxmum Thu 04-Jun-09 20:08:09

cotton? please elaborate, last suggestion I had was for fishing line

CandleQueen Thu 04-Jun-09 20:14:58

I've had some removed at the beauty salon/spa place.
She used an electrolysis type needle, and burnt them through their "neck". The burning causes the tag to drop off after a few days and you shouldn't touch them as they are sterile. I put little plasters over them until they were fully healed.

CandleQueen Thu 04-Jun-09 20:16:57

It cost about £15 and I had my neck, chest and underarms done. This was about 4 years ago.
Two babies later, I've got more threads, and would go and have them done again.

hester Thu 04-Jun-09 20:19:13

I used cotton to get rid of one, many eons ago when I was young and bothered about blemishes to my perfection!

It did work!

VoodooApocalypse Thu 04-Jun-09 20:35:50

I couldnt tie it tight enough.

grimace at clippers!!

if you cut them off by whatever means they bleed a lot. I shaved one off and it seemed to bleed all flipping night. I panicked. tieing seems better.

I showed my doctor mine in panic and she did not offer to remove them envy

BCNS Thu 04-Jun-09 20:39:00

you don't want to know where I have one.. and it's annoying enough to get removed.. but in a place I don't tend to wave about.. and I could reach it if I tried to tie cotton round it! blush

BCNS Thu 04-Jun-09 20:39:57

couldn't *

SoupDragon Thu 04-Jun-09 20:41:58

I numbed mine with and ice cube and snipped it off with nail clippers. Didn't hurt at all.

ilovesprouts Thu 04-Jun-09 20:42:02

nail clippers shock ive some under my arm but they dont bother me

SoupDragon Thu 04-Jun-09 20:42:34

Incidentally, many years ago I removed one with nail clippers and no ice cube. It was f-ing agony!

SoupDragon Thu 04-Jun-09 20:43:34

There was no blood beyond what you'd get from a pin prick.

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