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Old 05-28-2013, 02:49 PM   #1
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Does anyone know if it's possible to get rid of skin tags? I'm so tired of mine - i just want to rip them off! I only have 2 small ones on my neck.
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Old 05-28-2013, 03:14 PM   #2
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I know this won't help you at the moment but once I lost weight, all of mine went away and I never got them again (knock on wood!).

My insurance would pay for me to go to a dermatologist without a referral but I was always too embarrassed.

I wouldn't try to remove them yourself though, you don't want it get infected.
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Old 05-28-2013, 03:38 PM   #3
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I used to cut the ones off I could reach and have the dermatologist snip the ones I couldn't, but like elvislover324, I don't get them since losing weight. Now some of them make sense to me that weight/rubbing would be an issue, but other locations I can't figure out how weight had anything to do with them, but there definitely was a correlation for me.
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Old 05-28-2013, 03:41 PM   #4
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My family doctor clipped several off of me for the price of the normal visit, just clip clip clip. It stung a bit but was not bad. He said that he could give me shots to numb each one but the shots would be worse than him clipping them. I am very glad that I did it.
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I've gone to the dermatologist a couple times for the "tag harvest". I have a fresh crop ready to be picked, one is right in my eyelashes and I don't like that one at all!

Nice to hear they will go away with the weight loss.
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I've had a couple of small ones in the past and I used Compound W (wart remover). I applied it once or twice and they dried up & fell off in a few days.
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Old 05-28-2013, 09:25 PM   #7
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Does anyone know if it's possible to get rid of skin tags? I'm so tired of mine - i just want to rip them off! I only have 2 small ones on my neck.
I've actually done just that. They never came back!
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I hope mine go. I have had big ones that really hurt! Clipping? OMG!
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Mine are always under my arms. I've gone to a dermatologist in the past to have them sprayed off. It stayed tag free for a long time, but now I have one new one. Sighs.

I'm waiting to see if any more crops up before I make another appointment. And I have tried over the counter wart measures, but they never did a thing for me.
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Just the thought of clipping made me cringe! LOL I have two on my neck.

wisertime, the wart stuff is pretty painless right? I think i might try that.
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Alyssa - yes it was painless. When I used it, the skin tags were small and on my neck. I can't say how it would work on a bigger one.
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Okay great, mine are really small and on my neck as well. Cant wait to give it a try!
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I know this won't help you at the moment but once I lost weight, all of mine went away and I never got them again (knock on wood!).

My insurance would pay for me to go to a dermatologist without a referral but I was always too embarrassed.

I wouldn't try to remove them yourself though, you don't want it get infected.
When I read your post, I started feeling around at my skin tags. I have them around my eyes, under my arms, and 2 on my chest.

I just noticed that they are MUCH smaller than they used to be, and several are gone!

Thanks for reminding me of a NSV!

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Old 06-19-2013, 11:10 AM   #14
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I have two small skin tags, they don't bother me at all but now I want to try to remove them.

Clipping just sounds so painful.

I read somewhere that iodine drops on a qtip swabbed on it once a day will work.

It will dry them up and they'll go away, it can take from days to weeks...

Anyone use this method?
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I've been considering trying wart remover because the ones on my neck are starting to bug me. There is a thing called Tag Away that's supposed to make them fall off but you have to apply consistently for 6 weeks and it's like $20 for a tiny bottle. I had one on my waist that bothered me to the point that I just yanked it off. I wouldn't recommend that but if they're hanging on by a tiny bit of skin you can probably snip without pain or infection.
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