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SaltySeaBird Sat 02-Jul-16 15:27:24

Since having DS I have a large, flappy skin tag on my neck, right where a necklace would fall.

My GP said they don't do them as its cosmetic and recommended a local clinic where they charge £250 a tag (I have a few less obvious ones). I asked if I could tie it off with a thread and she said she couldn't recommend that.

Any advice? Can it be done at home (it's quite large) or do I have to get it professionally done. Would you trust a beautician?

Will post a picture if I can.

SaltySeaBird Sat 02-Jul-16 15:32:36

Shows the size and base of it

Jasonandyawegunorts Sat 02-Jul-16 15:34:04

You can use nail clippers to cut skin tags off.

PeppasNanna Sat 02-Jul-16 15:35:04

Its quite small.
As its on your neck I understand why youwant rid of it.

Tying dental floss around it?

DameDiazepamTheDramaQueen Sat 02-Jul-16 15:35:47

Tie a hair round it, it'll go black and fall off in a few days.

BestBeforeDate Sat 02-Jul-16 15:37:05

I've tied off a couple successfully. Use dental floss, and tie it as tight as possible (it hurts!) . Once I'd got mine tied tight enough they dropped off after a day or so.

Hawkinzy Sat 02-Jul-16 15:53:54

Tie fishing line/dental floss tightly around them and they'll drop off after a couple of days.

MitzyLeFrouf Sat 02-Jul-16 16:18:41

Yep. Tie some dental floss tight around the base, watch it fall black and drop off. Takes about 5 days maybe.

You might want to wear a polo neck during this process.

Also, £250 for skin tag removal?! Mamma-bloody-mia.

Bananajam Sat 02-Jul-16 17:50:06

I tied dental floss around a large prominent skin tag under my arm put just above my bra strap. It was incredibly annoying and awkward. I managed to infect it which made it excruciatingly painful and I ended up having to pay for cream to clear up the infection. However I did have a happy ending as it then fell off!!
I've left the slightly smaller one alone..

Incognita82 Sat 02-Jul-16 17:50:15

Do you have a beauty salon near you which does electrolysis? I've had a couple done that way for about £40 for 15 minutes (means they have time do do a few/btlitz some hairs as well).

Janey50 Sat 02-Jul-16 18:30:27

£250 for skin tag removal? They are taking the piss,big time! Tie a piece of scrupulously clean cotton or dental floss tightly around the base,making sure your hands are clean too,and leave it for 5 days. It SHOULD drop off. My daughter has done this 3 times with no problems.

Littleelffriend Sat 02-Jul-16 20:01:46

You can use thread

Strawclutching Sat 02-Jul-16 20:02:50

Buy vitamin e capsules and pierce them. Rub it in it every night. Voila gone.

Strawclutching Sat 02-Jul-16 20:03:20

Buy vitamin e capsules and pierce them. Rub it in it every night. Voila gone.

SomeDaysIDontGiveAMonkeys Sat 02-Jul-16 20:12:20

I tied mine with sewing cotton and it fell off within a week.

Wincarnis Sat 02-Jul-16 20:20:04

I got rid of one with 'Wartner' wart freezing treatment smile

Hassled Sat 02-Jul-16 20:21:45

I have skin tags and have read about the dental floss approach but I just can't bring myself to do it - it freaks me out. I'm going to have to woman up.

I did get rid of one using Bazooka (as in Bazooka That Verucca) but the GP sounded so horrified when I told her that I've never repeated it.

Hassled Sat 02-Jul-16 20:23:13

Bazuka, sorry

BirdInTheRoom Sat 02-Jul-16 22:29:06

TagBands - you can get them on Amazon. Work a treat (similar to tying thread around them) Not at all painful & easy to do.

AmyInTheBoonies Sat 02-Jul-16 22:36:03

Lemon essential oil got rid of mine. It slightly burns when you put it on neat but wasn't too bad. It took about 4 weeks to disappear.

doceodocere Sat 02-Jul-16 22:36:28

I sterilised a pair of nail scissors and snipped mine off.

WholeAgain Sat 02-Jul-16 22:38:40

I had loads on my neck removed by a local beautician. About £40 all in.

£250 per tag!!! Bloody hell

AnthonyPandy Sat 02-Jul-16 22:42:04

What about ones that are brown? Can you tie those up too?

VimFuego101 Sat 02-Jul-16 22:55:39

I've done a few of DH's using dental floss - it works fine.

MitzyLeFrouf Sat 02-Jul-16 22:58:03

It's important to make sure they are actual skin tags before attempting home remedies. Skin tags don't have any nerve ending so if you pinch them really hard you shouldn't be able to feel a thing.

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