Skin tags

dagger1234
By dagger1234 Latest Reply 2014-05-09 17:09:59 -0500
Started 2014-04-27 10:58:56 -0500

Skin tags are so disgusting and unspeaking. I know that overweight people get them more and yes I am overweight, then they also say diabetes causes them too. How? I know type 2 diabetic people are typically overweight too but anyone care to explain it and if there are any thing out there in the market but is cheap and affordable to get rid of them? I have them all over my neck and now my right butt cheeks. Also a few on my arms :(


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Softballmom1609
Softballmom1609 2014-05-09 17:09:59 -0500 Report

I have skin tags and I am overweight too. I have type 2 and pcos. The worst one I have is near my right eye. It hangs down and looks like something stuck there! It won't even cover up with makeup. They are quite embarrassing.

Trudie Ann
Trudie Ann 2014-04-29 01:29:35 -0500 Report

I read that they can be removed by freezing like mike v, and Nick 1062 said, by tying them off like both Mike & Nick said, or by have them cut off by a doctor. I don't have skin tags yet but all three of these procedures I have had done by a doctor for hemorrhoids.

mike v.
mike v. 2014-04-27 21:25:52 -0500 Report

You can use a wart remover or the freezing kind of wart remover, you can also use a long piece of hair and tie them and let them fall off.

Nick1962
Nick1962 2014-04-27 18:06:23 -0500 Report

Yeah I got those nasty little buggers too. My doctor told me to tie a thread tightly around it and “choke” it for a few hours and it/they will fall off in a few days. Too much work. Dr. Scholl’s makes a freezing type treatment that works but you sometimes have to do it three times and they take a week and a half to fall off. There’s also tons of other treatments on the market – check at your local pharmacy. Worse comes to worse, your doctor can remove them during an office visit. Mine weren’t visible (armpits) and I just ignored them and something happened to them because I haven’t had them for a while.
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