Patient Comments: Skin Tag - Describe Your Experience

Please describe your experience with skin tags.

Comment from: howtoremoveskintags, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: May 04

I developed a few skin tags on my neck around age 30 something. As I got older and gained more weight, the skin growths increased to approximately twenty. I had the larger ones removed by the dermatologist, but they returned. I had one grow on my lip but it disappeared several years later on its own. I noticed 3 under both sides of my breast. I cut a few of them on my neck with sharp small scissors. It does feel like a pinch. These skin tags have been embarrassing and ugly to me. When I am at work or in public, I cover my neck with a scarf or wear clothing that hides the skin tags.

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Comment from: angleique, 19-24 Female (Patient) Published: February 24

I had a few skin tags before. I cleaned the skin with alcohol and iced the skin tags. The first one was calloused a bit since it was on my elbow. I cut it with scissors. The other three felt like a pinch, easy and painless. They bled a tiny bit but stopped after I put a Band-Aid on them.

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Comment from: gonebabygone, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: January 24

I just found a skin tag in my groin area while taking a shower. It is odd that it wasn't noticed yesterday, but today it appeared. I squeezed it tight and pulled it off. Very little bleeding. I did put Polysporin and a Band-Aid on it.

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Comment from: Troy, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: July 12

After a year or more of irritation from a skin tag between neck and chest, I finally got scissors and cut that thing off. I felt a pinch but that's it. Relief! I just did it tonight. Hoping it stays in the trash where it belongs.

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Comment from: metoo, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: April 07

I have had skin tags on my neck and shoulders and just cut them off. A few months ago I got one on my lower lip just above my chin. Three days ago I cut it off. I had some bleeding but it did not hurt. I used a double edge razor blade. I use tee tree oil every morning and night. I hope it doesn't grow back because it is a pain to shave around it.

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Comment from: Beth, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: May 24

I have a skin tag in my groin area, hope it falls off.

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Comment from: justin, 35-44 Male (Patient) Published: February 02

I just cut off a skin tag with a pair of sharp scissors. Quick and painless. I covered it with a Band-Aid to keep it clean while it heals.

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Comment from: sbismyname, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: January 20

I have 15 skin tags on my neck alone. There may be more but those are the ones that are large enough for me to be certain that I haven't already counted them. I have two on my side, three near my armpit, and a couple in my groin area. At least, those are the ones I can see and if I have more my husband hasn't mentioned them. Clothing irritates all of them all the time and I need them removed but it is labeled cosmetic by our insurance, which means I can't afford to have them removed. Skin tags may not be life-threatening (which I'm well aware they are not) but they aren't exactly harmless. When wearing a tank top and hoodie it irritates every single one of them to the point where they're sensitive to touch from clothing irritation.

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Comment from: Ranina, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: December 11

I had a medium-sized skin tag on my neck. The doctor wanted USD 200.00 to remove it. I didn't have USD 200.00. It was hurting and especially itching so bad that I bought a scalpel, sterilized it, froze the tag and the area around it with ice, and then cut it off with the scalpel. Yes, it hurt, but not all that much since it was frozen. There was a small amount of bleeding, but I applied sterile gauze to the wound with pressure and sterilized it with hydrogen peroxide, then bandaged it with a medicated rapid-stop bandage that stopped the bleeding entirely. I just did that about 10 minutes ago and it doesn't even hurt now. No more itching. No more pain and it's gone now. Yay! I will update on progress or lack of it.

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