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I have used stacyb's method on my neck!
I was so excited, no blood or pain and no longer getting stuck on my necklace. Kids wondered what all the excitement was about...told them and pretended it was in my hand and went to show them.. totally grossed them out, lol
My daughter has one I said I could clip for her but she gives me a big NO!

My dad thinks his  tags are from bedbug bites he got over a year ago and wants to use Compound W...doctor said no way because of his diabetes.
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I had quite the crop of them. Once my doc burnt them off. My, that was nice, little scabs all over my neck for a week or more. Next time I dealt with it myself. I bought St. Ives apricot facial scrub and washed my neck with it like nobody's business. Voila! My neck hasn't been as clean since.😉
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I'm with CW - an utter wimp. If a tag or wart got so big it was worrying or really disfiguring I'd go to my GP, and I wouldn't want any treatment I might know about while it was happening.

In an older person, which the OP might be asking about? - I would expect this procedure to be done under local anaesthetic and be comparatively risk free. Any concerns in particular?
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I had a skin tag on my upper left shoulder. It started out small, then kept growing taller. I kept eyeing it. Thinking it was just a 'imperfection' on my body. Then one day, it started filling up inside. I watched it continually to grow. I finally went in to the clinic because it was now so itchy. I was thinking cancer. Who knew that a skin tag can become a wart????

In order for the insurance to cover the procedure of freezing it (took total of 2 visits), the doctor did not describe it as a wart. She told me that warts are considered cosmetic - therefore not covered by insurance. All I can say to you all, when your wart is being treated, do NOT cover it with bandage, gauze, etc... That 1 wart became multiple mini warts under the gauze. On my 2nd visit, the doctor said that I mustn't cover it. My sweating had spread it.

I now have a skin tag growing on my face. Did I learn my lesson? No. I watched it grow, and grow until it was standing tall. I started panicking when I saw the base was beginning to fill up! I, caved in, and spent $21.00 on that Seen-on-TV tag remover. It's currently a standing tall skin tag, not gaining weight on the base. I don't know if that thing is working, though.... I might try the Apple Cider Vinegar, to help it along.
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Wipe the skin tag down with Apple Cider Vinegar twice a day for 2-3 weeks.....it will fall off by itself.
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Lol, cwillie! And there is the fact that I probably looked pretty silly as the skin tag was on my eyebrow area.
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I have to admit I am a wimp, I tried snipping a tiny skin tag with some very sharp scissors but wasn't able to follow through, maybe if someone else wielded the scissors?
I tried the thread thing too, I just couldn't get the danged knot tight enough to stay on without it being painfully snug. Again, a wimp.
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A friend of mine recommended this method- I tried it once and it did work.

Take a small amount of thread - I actually used dental floss - and tie it in a basic knot fairly tight at the base of the skin tag. It cuts off the blood supply to the tag. It died and just fell off one day. I can't recall how long it took - but I don't think it was too long. No blood and no pain.
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Stacey's method sound much like what my gyn told me to do- these are just big enough for me to slip my nail under- to pinch them off! I have not had any problems letting one get bigger since then.
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Now I am Not recommending this treatment to anyone in particular, but being as I worked as a Medical Assistant for many years in the primary setting, and then worked as a Surgical Tech in the Dermatology setting, the liquid nitrogen works pretty good for skin tags, but I have a tried and true method, for those who are good with their hands (like I am, Lol!), and was a method frequently used in the Dermatology office.

For ONLY those Very Small Types of Skin Tags, the rolly/fleshy ones,   I take a small curved scissors and tweezers (sterilized in boiling water), and also an antiseptic stick, like the ones that Men use when the cut themselves shaving (get one in the shaving aisle),  and you simply pick up the skin tag with the tweezers, and snip it off with the scissors, then dab dab dab with the STYPTIC stick or pencil to cauterize any bleeding, the stick has a cauterizing agent (ALUM) in it, to stop any minimal bleeding that might have started. If there is any continual bleeding, apply direct pressure until it stops. Then apply a band-aid and  dab of antibiotic ointment. It only hurts for a second!  But again,  this is how I do it to myself,  as I don't treat other people,  wink wink!

And remember,  only those Tiny fleshy skin tags. This method works great for me, to catch them before they grow bigger, Otherwise you need to see your Dr for treatment!  
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Thanks cwillie. I have this issue too and was questioning whether over the counter products even work.
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Compound W should be easy to find, but I have used a generic brand too. Look for something that provides a shield to cover your healthy skin (although they are just a piece of plastic with a slit so would probably be easy enough to make). Results have been pretty good but I'm not looking for perfection.
I have to admit I've used it on keratosis more often than on skin tags, it is much more convenient- and cheaper - than trotting off to the doctor for essentially the same treatment.

Hm, I've been searching and have only found wart remover advertised in the USA, perhaps you don't have it there? But they are really the same product, just with a smaller applicator.

(A further edit, I'm talking about the freeze away products, not the liquids or gels.)
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CWillie, any suggestion on what OTC product to use? What's effective for you? I have a few I'd like to get rid of.
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How big is this skin tag that it requires surgery, I generally just zap mine with over-the-counter products.
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What is your question?
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