Monday, July 9, 2012

Skin tags

I accept that that hard living, the environment, the passing of years, and, in my case, a certain lack of balance, can take its toll on the body. Sunburned skin, puffy eyes, scars, moles, a tattoo from a certain Tijuana blackout… You name it, our body is a unique constellation of oddities and quirks that make us, well, us.

I can live with that.

For the most part, anyway. When I can see a clear cause and effect, I can suck it up and bear the dairy-driven rosacea or escalator scar from a New Year’s Eve gone terribly wrong. But I can’t wrap my mind around skin tags.

These tiny growths create a flesh-colored necklace around my neck, or pop up in an armpit or under a boob. Skin tags are basically body barnacles. And I want them scraped off my hull lickety-split. I’m all for personal growth, but that doesn’t mean I want little bits and pieces of skin rubbing against pendants or chafing against an underwire. While punching doesn’t help much in this case, clipping, burning, and excising in my derm’s office will teach these outcroppings not to rear their ugly heads. Tag, you’re hit.

(photo: skintagsremove.com)

5 comments:

Wilma NC said...

I had a couple on my neck that bugged me. So I took invisible nylon thread and tied it real tight as close to my skin as I could, and in several days, they dried up and fell off. I had one above my eye a while back, but thought I should have an my eye doctor remove it. He used suture thread and tied it off. Wasn't tight enough so it never fell off, so I added my nylon thread in a tighter knot, and it did disappear. And he charged me 125.00!! When they show up I do them myself now.

JDE1934 said...

Testify, sister! I hate the bastards. Couple of shots for of Jack for you, razor blade for a friend (they can have their shots AFTER the procedure), and zip! They're history.

Jittery Kricket said...

Fantastic advice Wilma NC! Thank you!

Rachel said...

Wilma's got the idea - you can also use dental floss. Works like a charm.

Rosacea said...

nice post and thanks for the advise...