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    thing on my skin - help

    HI

    this is a bizzare question - please please help

    ok my friend has a "thing" on his eyelid - and i keep meaning to ask him about it - basically it seems to be a bit of skin,that looks like, the little bits of rubber that stick out of new bike tyres (the knobbly stringy bit)

    hes away at the mo so i cant ask him what it is?


    Well recently i have noticed one which appears to be the same - under my armpit

    the only bit of medical advice i have is from my missus - who christened it a "flibble" - which makes me smile

    does anyone know what they are?

    (ps i may ask a dr at some point)

    22 Comments

    I'm sure I have at least one of these somewhere, nothing to worry about - just don't pull it

    If I speak with the ex anytime soon, I'll ask her the technical term

    Original Poster

    thanks
    do you pick it? i havent - but it stings a little and although its only small im tempted to pull it off

    anyone know a correct medical term?
    (dave im not sure if your taking the mick!)

    After a bit of research for you i've found out they're called 'skin tags'.

    Apparently, if they are not dark or painful then they are harmless, and a doctor can simply cut them off.

    Hope this helps!

    Original Poster

    wow they are called skin tags


    personally i prefer flibble

    might go docs and get it removed - i dont fancy the burning so i might see if i can get it frozen

    Got one under my armpit. It doesnt hurt although I do remember catching it once (cant remeber how) and it didnt half hurt! Only for a few seconds mind.

    I call mine Bruce.

    Original Poster

    ian mine is under my armpit too - and deodourant can be painful
    but i must have picked it without realising

    knewbold

    ian mine is under my armpit too - and deodourant can be painfulbut i must … ian mine is under my armpit too - and deodourant can be painfulbut i must have picked it without realising



    Hmm, I have never noticed any pain when spraying deodorant. Although I am usually half asleep in the morning when I spray it on so I may just be numb to it!!

    Do you use a spray or roll on?

    ive got one but im not saying sying where it is. :oops:

    Original Poster

    its spray - but it may be because i must have nicked it - cause it looks red - and it isnt usually

    Miss Pink

    ive got one but im not saying sying where it is. :oops:


    thats a pile:)

    knewbold

    wow they are called skin tagspersonally i prefer flibblemight go docs and … wow they are called skin tagspersonally i prefer flibblemight go docs and get it removed - i dont fancy the burning so i might see if i can get it frozen


    a doc would be best. they usually freeze them as it may need bleed. good luck:thumbsup:

    marshallka

    thats a pile:)



    omg no its not :oops: its on the top part of my body

    Original Poster

    miss pink

    can i see your flibble?

    knewbold

    miss pinkcan i see your flibble?



    :giggle:

    emmm let me think about that one

    Original Poster

    well i have gave you some rep for having some (look in your user cp!)

    knewbold

    wow they are called skin tagspersonally i prefer flibblemight go docs and … wow they are called skin tagspersonally i prefer flibblemight go docs and get it removed - i dont fancy the burning so i might see if i can get it frozen




    Mr Flibble will not be happy hearing his name used as a term for strange bit of skin (skin tag)

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v217/fwibble/untitled.jpg

    Yup, its a skin tag I have a few - bug me a little bit but dont hurt or anything

    Doctors can freeze it and cut it off, most people just leave them - apparently you can tie cotton around it really tight and it will 'die' and drop off, but this doesnt always work

    No-one will fancy taking my advice, but I have my own solution should one appear...

    Twist & Pull.

    kelly_o_fanatic

    apparently you can tie cotton around it really tight and it will 'die' … apparently you can tie cotton around it really tight and it will 'die' and drop off, but this doesnt always work



    Tried that on mine hurt like blazes decided I'd just live with it after that!

    [SIZE=2]If skin tags catch on clothes etc they can sometimes bleed and become a nuiscance. GP / Nurse needs to see it then appt will be made to get them removed, either by GP or local clinic, very swift and simple procedure. If not bothering you then leave well alone. Skin tags on the face or around the eyes may have to be done at a hospital.[/SIZE]

    [SIZE=2]Would not recommend the cotton thing, very painful. Picking or pulling them is likely to make them grow bigger. Anything red and sore should always be looked at. can go to a walk in centre if it is over the weekend. [/SIZE]

    [SIZE=2]These things appear very slowly and sometimes the person themselves just does not notice them anymore...even though they can be very obvious to others e.g eyelids. A lot of people are quite happy with their lumps[/SIZE]
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