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Skin tags

Discussion in 'Health and wellbeing' started by dumpty, Aug 23, 2018.

  1. dumpty

    dumpty Star commenter

    Had one under my arm which has not bothered me too much but I seem to have hit it and it has ballooned to the size of my head.

    Ok...slight exaggeration, maybe a fingernail in length but it does hurt now everytime I move my arm.

    I'm told the NHS won't do a thing ....is that true??? Anyone know how to deal with this?
     
  2. Spiritwalkerness

    Spiritwalkerness Star commenter

    Some doctors will do them/nurse practitioners. Ask at your surgery.
     
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  3. Ezzie

    Ezzie Occasional commenter

    I had one on my neck that rubbed on clothes and GP removed it. I think they’d sort it if it’s causing irritation or soreness, not if it’s just cosmetic. I’d give your Doctor a try.
     
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  4. dumpty

    dumpty Star commenter

    Thanks, I will try my GP. Appreciate the help.
     
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  5. hs9981

    hs9981 Established commenter

    Just cut it off with some scissors and rub some whisky on it.
     
  6. Bedlam3

    Bedlam3 Star commenter

    I had one on my neck. I tied a piece of dental floss tightly round it and After a few days it dropped off and has never comeback.
     
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  7. sunshineneeded

    sunshineneeded Lead commenter

    There seem to be lots of magic potions for skin tag removal online - I'm not sure that they'll do anything, but I might be tempted to give one a go. If it's causing you problems, I think your GP will remove it. There are also any number of private clinics which specialise in this; cost appears to be about £150 per tag. I know about this because OH has a couple which are beginning to bother him, so I've been looking in to it.
     
  8. dumpty

    dumpty Star commenter

  9. frangipani123

    frangipani123 Lead commenter

    Like @Bedlam3 says tie dental floss or a piece of cotton around the base, this cuts off the blood supply and it effectively 'dies' and drops off. You could put a large plaster over it during the process. This method has been used for generations. Doesn't hurt either.
     
  10. snitzelvonkrumm

    snitzelvonkrumm Occasional commenter

    Which whisky works best? Do you also suggest a drink or two prior?
     

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