I have some skin tags under my arms in my armpits. Yuck.
How do I get rid of them? I read something about tea tree oil. I also read that you should cut them off with finger nail clippers.
Does anyone have any sugestions or do I just need to go to the Dermatologist?
If they are real small (pin head or so), you can try shaving them off flat to the skin. Larger than that, I recommend going to a professional to have them frozen off. My primary care has frozen them off me.
Cut them off. I'm serious, they come off really easily, and it doesn't hurt. I went to the dr. for one, and that's what she did, she said you can do this at home you know. Didn't hurt. Next time I got one, I took care of it myself. No problem.
Use clear nail polish on the tags. Apply several times a day at least. Allow to dry before dressing. May take a week or so but they will fall off. When they reach the point where they are ready to fall off you can then pinch them. The skin will take a few days to heel and even out but they will be gone.
R2 and R3's solutions may lead to serious bleeding (they are extremely vascular growths) or more likely serious infection and also scarring - go to a dermatologist and have them removed - it's a near painless and very quick procedure. Sometimes they need to be biopsied, and if you have one that meets the criteria, you'll miss it if you take it off. good luck.
Twist them off. Seriously.
Has supplied pure BULLSHIT to this thread. Goggle skin tag removal and you will get all of the information you need to know without MISINFORMATION
You can do it with a TCA solution too.
yes R6 because we all know that all of the information on the internet is true and real - and of course replaces actual medical training and certifications including medical school (I'm rolling my eyes). When I was in nursing school a friend and I removed her skin tag from under an arm - it bled for days, got infected and she had to see a surgeon to fix it - we were both scolded by said surgeon, hence the information I am passing along. It might not be information you want to hear, but it certainly isn't mis-information.
I just cut mine off with toenail clippers. Seriously.
Put apple cider vinegar, organic, on a cotton ball then tape over the tag with a band-aid. Alternate with hydrogen peroxide, from the drug store.
After a while they dry up and fall off. Just keep at it.
Your PH in your body is low, which causes skin tags. Get off the meats and get your greens, in smoothies.
Sometimes they fall off on their own. A couple of months ago, I noticed one, it got itchy and reddish, almost bloodshot. A few days later, it fell off without leaving any scarring. There are kits you can get from any drugstore that can be used to freeze off smaller ones but if you're dealing with one that is larger, a dermatologist can do it for you.
R5, that's exactly what I did over a few days. Twist away!!!
What about sebhorrheic keratosis? Can TCA solution get rid of them? What strength?
Don't worry, I know the difference between sebhorrheic and actinic keratosis. This is sebhorrheic
Skin Tags? OP, I see you saw that commercial as well.
What about using Compound W?
I just cut them off with a knife and eat them.
I do the same as R9 with a toenail clippers. However, I have one on my eyelid I need a dermatologist to cut off for me.
I dab them with a strong copper peptide cream, Skin Biology's Super Cop 2X, and they dry up and fall off within a few days.
I would never, ever think to do this on my own. BUT I don't know that a dermatologist would be needed unless there are a lot and/or they're large or look cancerous - and quite frankly if they're large it's because you are too fucking fat.
Show your primary care physician on your next office visit, and he/she can take them off or let you know if they need to be seen.
As R17 mentioned - there are some, like the eyelid ones, that should definitely be handled with extra care.
OP, I have exactly what you have in the same place.
This is what I use and have used. It works. It takes a couple of applications.
Where did you get trained to do minor dermatological surgery, R21?
I would like to do something similar without having to go to med school.
You could become a physicians assistant.
I was a Naval Hospital Corpsman that got to do many kinds of medical things.
I had one on my shoulder not too long ago. I went to my doctor who froze it with a spray (liquid nitrogen?) then snipped it off. It was totally painless and took all of 1 minute.
And no, I am not fat.
Is a naval hospital corpsman the same as a physician's assistant?
[quote] Particularly common among overweight and obese people. Science isn't exactly sure WHY fat people get them more, but they do...
Uh, science is pretty sure that skin tags -- or at least the main variety of them -- happen when two areas of skin continuously rub or have friction with one another.
Ergo, fatties get them more.
But it can also be, as mentioned upthread, on your eyelids (an area where everybody's skin, fat or thin, touches together).
Old method, very easy. Wind a thread around the tag where the tag meets the skin. A few days later it will fall off. No pain.
I'm thin and I have a couple on my neck, so no R31
What R32 said. You can also use your own hair if it's long enough to tie it up. It will turn black and fall off with no blood or pain.
Skin Tags indicate insulin resistance.
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