Someone said, " Our FDA is bad, they need to crack down on this kind of stuff."
Except, they can't.
This product is an herbal supplement. The FDA can't touch it. The supplement and other "natural" product manufacturers have an incredibly powerful lobby, and they have managed to get themselves specifically excluded from the authority of the FDA. The FDA is the Food and Drug Administration. If your don't put the words "food" or "drug" on the label, you can sell any c**p you want. As long as you don't use the words "treat" or "cure," and you don't put any actual drug in it, the laws about truth in labelling don't apply. That's how they get away with all those "diet supplements" that either don't work at all or have harmful ingredients. The FDA can't regulate them, and you can't sue them. There's no law that says they have to prove that they work, and no law that even says they have to tell the truth about what's in the product.
I can bottle up clippings from my lawn mixed with fireplace ashes and sell them to you as "Weight Loss Magic! (Herbal Supplement)," and neither you nor the FDA can touch me.
If you think that's wrong, write to your representatives and say you want regulation of supplements and "natural" products.
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I had a few skin tags removed by a doctor - first time he just snipped them off - not too painful. A couple of them came back a few years later -and this time the doc froze them off. Much more painful and they don't come off right away - sores for a few days, then dark spots, took a few weeks to get back to normal skin color. If I had to do it again I would just have them snipped.
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My husband and I see those ads and wondered if anyone bought that stuff, you can tell from the weird commercial that it's not on the "up and up", if you get my drift. Feel sorry for old people who spend money that they need for food on this type of thing. Our FDA is bad, they need to crack down on this kind of stuff.
My boyfriend gets skintags and says he went to the dermatologist once to have some of them removed--they were flashfrozen with liquid nitrogen and then cut off or something. Very quick, but I think briefly painful?
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Just an FYI - my brother in law read that clear nail polish can be used to remove skin tags. He tried it and it worked for him (took a few weeks - I can't remember how long). I have been meaning to try it but have never gotten around to it. It's the same principal - apply the nail polish a few times a day.
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Thanks for the info!
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Your welcome, yes the smell is so bad I can't use it again. It's beyond words to describe but it chokes you ( I have a few that I'd love to get rid of but will see a dermatologist for it rather then suffer using it). I mean you have to use it 3 times a day for about 6 weeks and believe me unless you have the bibits or skin tags near your toes hahaha you can't handle this toxic smell. I was even telling my aunt about it and my cousin was going to buy it an I said don't waste your money it's a horrible smell and he can't take anything with strong scents either. Yes save your money it was 15 bucks wasted for me!
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Did it work ? I've only had one and found it quite annoying. I twisted it until it fell off. I don't recommend it to others though.
OK I have what I call bibits, but others may call it skin tags... so I see the commercials for tag away looks easy, not that expensive and I found it in bed bath and beyond... OOOOOOOOOOOOMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It has the most god awful smell to it , I'd rather have the bibits or skin tags what ever you call them this smell is just too much to deal with don't waste your money! It's so bad it's like you can taste it , GROSSSSSSSSSSSSSS
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