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Skin Tags
#1
Anybody else plagued by an over abundance of skin tags? Mine are usually around the neck or inner thighs. I currently have two right at my shirt collar-line that are driving me crazy and my family doctor can't see me before Friday.

In the past, I've tied them off with some thread - a procedure that my wife will not allow now. She's afraid that I might get an infection. So I got even; she has an appointment right before mine, with the same doctor, to see about getting a referral for a sleep study.
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#2
Yeah, me too. I've had several removed due to location. I've done the string method on others. As long as no one else can see them or their not in the way of anything, I don't worry about them.
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#3
I get some. If they're visible or irritate me for any other reason I just rinse the nail clippers in alcohol and nip 'em off.
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#4
(04-03-2012, 12:16 AM)mckevin32 Wrote: I get some. If they're visible or irritate me for any other reason I just rinse the nail clippers in alcohol and nip 'em off.

Doesn't that hurt? I have a low pain threshold. Thumbs-down-1
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(04-03-2012, 06:20 AM)bobg1946 Wrote:
(04-03-2012, 12:16 AM)mckevin32 Wrote: I get some. If they're visible or irritate me for any other reason I just rinse the nail clippers in alcohol and nip 'em off.

Doesn't that hurt? I have a low pain threshold. Thumbs-down-1

It's all about patient empowerment... in this case, self-surgery... Grin been there, done that too, mckevin... hurts like you-know-what, but it's cheaper than a doc... just have to insure everything's clean and maybe use triple-antibiotic ointment and a band-aide after the fact.

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#6
The two I had removed were in delicate places and I didn't want to mess up. Nearly all the others are on my neck and just below the collarbone.
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(04-03-2012, 06:20 AM)bobg1946 Wrote:
(04-03-2012, 12:16 AM)mckevin32 Wrote: I get some. If they're visible or irritate me for any other reason I just rinse the nail clippers in alcohol and nip 'em off.

Doesn't that hurt? I have a low pain threshold. Thumbs-down-1

Well, it isn't the kind of thing you want to approach slowly or gently. Hurts like crazy, but only very briefly. Bleeds like you're dying too, but again only for a minute.

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#8
Since I'm covered by Medicare and the federal BC/BS, I'm going to let the doctor's office take the damn things off. Though I may not have to; my wife had me cover the 'bad' one with a medicated Bandaid to keep it from getting snagged on clothing (and she won't have to look at it). I noticed as I got out of the shower, after playing lumberjack all day, that it's turned black So maybe it will fall off on it's own before Friday - I should be so lucky!
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#9
Bob..I have used the string method on a couple of occasions. Sometime they work and sometimes they didn;t.
What type of medication did your wife put on the band-aide. It might be something we all could use.

Hopefully it will drop by friday. I suspect it will.
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(04-04-2012, 01:17 PM)JudgeMental Wrote: What type of medication did your wife put on the band-aide. It might be something we all could use.

Actually, the antibiotic is in the bandage itself: "Band-aid Plus Antibiotic" from Johnson & Johnson.
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