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skin tag

I have what I think is a skin tag in my groin area. has anyone ever heard of tying a string around it to stop the bloodflow so it falls off? is it safe?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 9:14 PM on Apr. 9, 2009 in Health

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  • Yep, it's safe. I tied off a small mole and it was ok.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 9:15 PM on Apr. 9, 2009

  • I just pinch mine off :) I know you aren't supposed to, and there is a chance of infection, blah blah blah. But I just mess with it for a couple of days and finally just pinch it off.

    If you do remove it yourself, be sure to clean it afterwords and put a small bandaid over it. There are lots of bacteria down there.
    CarolynBarnett

    Answer by CarolynBarnett at 9:16 PM on Apr. 9, 2009

  • My friend has many skin tags and had to go to the doc to get them removed. I don't think I would feel safe to do something like that myself.
    tyfry7496

    Answer by tyfry7496 at 9:42 PM on Apr. 9, 2009

  • I was at the doc's once and she just pinched it off without warning. Hurt like hell and made me mad!! It was on my inner thigh
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:35 PM on Apr. 9, 2009

  • I have had a skin tag burned off my under arm and it hurt like hell. I can't imagine pinching them off would hurt any less or be any "safer". Go ahead.
    kabbot01

    Answer by kabbot01 at 11:36 PM on Apr. 9, 2009

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