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Old 08-30-2006, 12:17 PM   #1
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Skin tag --

Hi all ... glad to be here. Hope you can help.

I have several skin tags, moles and dry sppots on my legs, stomach and back.

I'm 58, have had a heart attack and a quint B-P.

I have a thin, 1/2" skin tag on my left inner thigh. Is there any way to get rid of it short of the DR's. Seems to me that a sharp scissor, some styptic, a little antiseptc and the proper bandage should do the trick. It's getting irritated by rubbing agqainst my pants.

What about mole or callus remover?

Any ideas?


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Old 08-31-2006, 03:17 AM   #2
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Re: Skin tag --

I've had friends who've removed skin tags via disinfectant and nail clippers so you could do it that way, just be careful, moles on the other hand i had to have one removed via dr's, they sorta use a hole puncher thing of some sort i dont know what its called, and all i used on my callus' was a pumice stone - normally used ont he bottom of your feet, eventually over a bit of time the callus would disappear unless you do a line of work that keeps them there.

Old 08-31-2006, 02:17 PM   #3
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Re: Skin tag --

I'd be careful if I did it myself, that is a sure fire way to get an infection. Even if you think you have sterilized all your "instruments", they might not be as clean as you think. I think going to the Dr. would be your best bet. I had a skin tag removed from my ear at the Dr.'s office and it took about 15 min.
Good luck!

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