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Skin tag/wart remover - any tips?

Started 1327583131.017 in Beauty Banter | Last reply 1328055430.567 by Quinny

I remember reading about this some time ago and have used the search button but could not find anything.

Can anyone share what has worked for them but I don't really want to tie it with dental floss as that is one thing I remember reading about.

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dkh1327583413.0231133 PostsRegistered 1/4/2011Virginia

I too have skin tags and a couple small warts -- especially around the bra area (my Dermatologist said it's caused by friction of the bra rubbing). If you have your Dermatologist freeze them off, it can be very expensive if your insurance won't cover it, so I purchased "Compound W Freeze Off" for warts at the pharmacy and freeze them off myself -- saves a ton of money and it works! You may have to hit a spot twice but give it a try.

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bunnypink1327584636.61461 PostsRegistered 4/14/2008
Hello! Dkh- I'm wondering if this works for moles too? Thanks!

samiam21327584869.99667 PostsRegistered 2/11/2005

If you know for certain that they are skin tags then some have said that this method has worked for them.

Iodine is a common antibacterial treatment which can be included in many local drugstores, supermarkets and chain stores .In order to remove skin with iodine tags, you need a bottle of iodine. You will also need a little patience, because it can take several days to 2-3 weeks for the skin tag to fall.

You apply the Iodine nightly after washing the area with antibacterial soap. You can use a pumice stone to get blood flow to the area then apply the iodine.

Sami

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heathermary1327585056.353240 PostsRegistered 9/6/2009
On 1/26/2012 dkh said:

I too have skin tags and a couple small warts -- especially around the bra area (my Dermatologist said it's caused by friction of the bra rubbing). If you have your Dermatologist freeze them off, it can be very expensive if your insurance won't cover it, so I purchased "Compound W Freeze Off" for warts at the pharmacy and freeze them off myself -- saves a ton of money and it works! You may have to hit a spot twice but give it a try.

DKH

Thanks, this is the sort of thing I was looking for, does it sting/hurt? How long does it take to fall off?

Thanks

Pook1327585149.413677 PostsRegistered 5/5/2007

For warts, duct tape really works. Just cover the wart with duct tape (has to be the silver one) every night and it can take from 2 weeks to a few months but it will gradually get smaller and disappear. There is a homeopathic liquid that slowly dries up skin tags - my sister has used it and it does work but takes time. It's available at a company called Baar I think.

maggiemay1327585295.97780 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004

I use Tea Tree oil to remove my skin tags. I just put a few drops on a Q-Tip and dab it on the tag. After a few days, the tag disappears.

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aprilskies1327585668.064762 PostsRegistered 7/26/2005

I have recently used the compound w freeze off stuff on 3 little ones and it seemed to work. I did get a little scarring though I think only because I kinda dabbed a lot and was not careful where I placed the product but I am happy. It worked. I havent tried others but I will. It did take a couple of times and one took 3 times of putting on the medicine.

Teapot1327589191.6331995 PostsRegistered 7/31/2006
On 1/26/2012 bunnypink said: Hello! Dkh- I'm wondering if this works for moles too? Thanks!


NO. Never mess around with moles. If you have any that you need to have removed, see a doctor.

JOU2JOU1327592283.453649 PostsRegistered 6/8/2011
On 1/26/2012 Teapot said:
On 1/26/2012 bunnypink said: Hello! Dkh- I'm wondering if this works for moles too? Thanks!


NO. Never mess around with moles. If you have any that you need to have removed, see a doctor.

ITA! Never try to remove a mole yourself, because not all moles are the same. My ex had a large one over his eyebrow that we consulted with a Derm. for.....it was so deep, they had to schedule "surgery" to remove it. I had one that drove me nuts right at the panty line.....when I finally had my Derm look at it, she called it a "bleeder". It had to be cut off and yes it was a BLEEDER.lol

JMFINLEY0011327592986.7438784 PostsRegistered 12/23/2004Wisconsin

I had one on my neck about a year ago and after using alcohol on it every day twice a day for about a week it fell off!!!!!I had a toner that I wasnt using anymore because of the alcohol and I just used that!!!!

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BESwede1327602197.3636218 PostsRegistered 6/4/2007Colorado

Skin tags are common in areas where the skin is "rubbed" often and irritated such as the collar area or under arms. I have gotten them around my neck and have had them removed at the dermatologists' office twice (several years apart). The first time they just wiped them with antiseptic and snipped them with tiny, very sharp scissors and the last time I went they injected them with saline using a tiny syringe so that they puffed up, making them easier to snip off. Had no bleeding, scarring or infection and barely felt it. It was quick, easy, and in the first case my insurance paid it. The second time I had a different insurance and they paid for the office visit but not the skin tag removal, however it was inexpensive.

I would not even think of messing with them myself or using home remedies- too easy to run into a "bleeder", cause scarring or infection. You also want a professional to make sure that they are just skin tags and not anything else like a mole (can be complicated to remove), a wart (can spread the virus messing with them) or skin cancer.

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Brinklii1327602831.2310278 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004Northern WI

Skin tags can just be snipped off as BESwede described.

Warts are caused by a virus. People have discussed different things that work on warts. You can purchase the wart spray in pharmacies. It kind of freezes them...more or less the same thing they use at the dermatologists' offices.

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kelluvspip­pi261327604300.932284 PostsRegistered 1/16/2009

Use the compound w trick - works almost in a day - it will turn brown and fall off - just don't touch the solution to your actual skin because it will burn it (i accidentally did that, but it healed fine...) -

OMG! and NO, don't ever touch moles - those need to be addressed by your doctor!

heathermary1327620068.537240 PostsRegistered 9/6/2009

Thanks ladies, I bought some compound W today but must say I am a bit wary of doing it but will have a go.

Thanks.

dkh1327694448.5471133 PostsRegistered 1/4/2011Virginia
On 1/26/2012 bunnypink said: Hello! Dkh- I'm wondering if this works for moles too? Thanks!

I haven't tried it on moles, but you could give it a try. You'd probably have to give it a couple treatments over a couple of weeks. But you should check with your Doctor first!

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dkh1327694527.0631133 PostsRegistered 1/4/2011Virginia
On 1/26/2012 heathermary said:
On 1/26/2012 dkh said:

I too have skin tags and a couple small warts -- especially around the bra area (my Dermatologist said it's caused by friction of the bra rubbing). If you have your Dermatologist freeze them off, it can be very expensive if your insurance won't cover it, so I purchased "Compound W Freeze Off" for warts at the pharmacy and freeze them off myself -- saves a ton of money and it works! You may have to hit a spot twice but give it a try.

DKH

Thanks, this is the sort of thing I was looking for, does it sting/hurt? How long does it take to fall off?

Thanks

It does sting just a little bit (because it's so cold) and it takes less than a week to fall off. If you are not seeing results, maybe you didn't use enough and try it again. I've had great results!

Living your life well is the best revenge.
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di-mc1327694724.0337430 PostsRegistered 12/4/2006the real world

For small skin tags, I've surgically removed them - myself. Sterilize a small manicure scissors, wipe an alcohol soaked cotton pad on the area around the skin tag, snip at the base and apply pressure to stop any bleeding. Easy, and pretty nearly painless.

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di-mc1327694822.057430 PostsRegistered 12/4/2006the real world
On 1/27/2012 dkh said:
On 1/26/2012 bunnypink said: Hello! Dkh- I'm wondering if this works for moles too? Thanks!

I haven't tried it on moles, but you could give it a try. You'd probably have to give it a couple treatments over a couple of weeks. But you should check with your Doctor first!

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NO!!! Do not mess around with moles! That's for the dermatologist only.

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scorpio38131327698079.5072200 PostsRegistered 3/18/2007Indy
On 1/26/2012 maggiemay said:

I use Tea Tree oil to remove my skin tags. I just put a few drops on a Q-Tip and dab it on the tag. After a few days, the tag disappears.

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Agreed! Tea Tree Oil is a miracle in a tiny bottle. {#emotions_dlg.thumbup}

dkh1327698185.6431133 PostsRegistered 1/4/2011Virginia
On 1/27/2012 scorpio3813 said:
On 1/26/2012 maggiemay said:

I use Tea Tree oil to remove my skin tags. I just put a few drops on a Q-Tip and dab it on the tag. After a few days, the tag disappears.

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Agreed! Tea Tree Oil is a miracle in a tiny bottle. {#emotions_dlg.thumbup}

Where do you get it?

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BellaCarro1327698323.7178047 PostsRegistered 10/1/2011Atlanta
On 1/27/2012 di-mc said:

For small skin tags, I've surgically removed them - myself. Sterilize a small manicure scissors, wipe an alcohol soaked cotton pad on the area around the skin tag, snip at the base and apply pressure to stop any bleeding. Easy, and pretty nearly painless.

ITA. I had many pop up about a month ago on my neck (I swear it was Cold Plasma) and did just as di-mc wrote. All gone. No issues, no time and money at the dr to have him do essentially the same thing.

scorpio38131327698470.7232200 PostsRegistered 3/18/2007Indy
On 1/27/2012 dkh said:
On 1/27/2012 scorpio3813 said:
On 1/26/2012 maggiemay said:

I use Tea Tree oil to remove my skin tags. I just put a few drops on a Q-Tip and dab it on the tag. After a few days, the tag disappears.

Last edited on 1/26/2012


Agreed! Tea Tree Oil is a miracle in a tiny bottle. {#emotions_dlg.thumbup}

Where do you get it?

Any number of places....drugstore, health food store, Target, Walmart, etc. Sometimes it will be in the fingernail section since a lot of people use it to restore their cuticles to a healthy stage.

Nightowlz1327699099.0239626 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004
On 1/27/2012 dkh said:
On 1/27/2012 scorpio3813 said:
On 1/26/2012 maggiemay said:

I use Tea Tree oil to remove my skin tags. I just put a few drops on a Q-Tip and dab it on the tag. After a few days, the tag disappears.

Last edited on 1/26/2012


Agreed! Tea Tree Oil is a miracle in a tiny bottle. {#emotions_dlg.thumbup}

Where do you get it?

They have Tea Tree Oil at Wal-Mart. It's located in the vitamin section under the T's. They stock their vitamins in alphabetical order or they do here. The brand was Spring Valley 100% Pure pharmaceutical for around $6. The one I bought was in a glass 2 oz bottle. Tea Tree Oil works for lots of things. I will always have some on hand.

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SweetWood ­Max1327699273.7112234 PostsRegistered 9/7/2010

what else can you use tea tree oil for?

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Nightowlz1327699626.5239626 PostsRegistered 10/6/2004

Dr. Oz just talked about this on one of his shows the other day.

Skin Tag Remedy: Dental Floss

Dr Oz used a balloon to demonstrate the technique for using dental floss to remove skin tags at home. You tie the dental floss around the base of the skin tag, and in a few days it will shrink and you can basically “pop it.” I would be too scared to try this at home personally, but also, who really wants to walk around with dental floss tied to their skin tag for a few days? I’d be interested to know if this works though, so if you try it, please report back with your results! And as always, you should consult with your doctor before trying anything health related.

Skin Tag Home Remedy: Liquid Wart Remover

Dr Oz’s second skin tag home remedy is to use liquid wart remover on the skin tags. Make sure to apply the wart remover just to the skin tag, and not to the surrounding skin.

Of course, there is also the option to go to your dermatologist’s office and to have a doctor remove your skin tags. Dr. Doris Day showed Dr Oz how she burns off skin tags. The patient just feels a little sting and the area may turn red, but the skin tag goes away over a couple of days. You can do over 50 skin tags in a day. Bigger or less flat skin tags need to be removed with special scissors and cut at the base. Dr Oz also popped up a message on the screen that said you should see an eye specialist if you have skin tags on your eyelids.

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