There are so many home remedies for removing skin tags. With the economy being the way it is and doctors visits being so expensive (especially if you’re one of the many with no insurance), home remedies for removing skin tags just might be the way to go.
Proven Home Remedies for Removing Skin Tags
Of course, first, a very important question must be answered: is it dangerous to remove skin tags at home? Generally, the answer is no, there is nothing dangerous about removing skin tags yourself. Skin tags are nothing more than harmless benign tumors that take the form of tiny flaps of skin. As long as your skin tag doesn’t appear to be growing rapidly and consistently or changing shape or color, you’ll be just fine. If you do notice one of these symptoms, get to a doctor immediately and have it checked for signs of malignancy.
There are many oils and extracts that can be used to treat skin tags. Tea tree oil, caster oil, vitamin E and even nail polish have all proved very useful in removing skin tags. Make sure and clean the area around your skin tag thoroughly, then put a little water and a few drops of the oil on a cotton ball. Rub it against the skin tag three times a day for a few days and the skin tag will fall right off. If you’re using nail polish, you can just apply the polish directly to the skin tag with the nail polish brush but, other than that, same rules apply. The vitamin E goes on a band aid that covers the skin tag for a few days, but the results are the same.
If you’re looking for a faster way to get rid of a skin tag, you’ll have to cut it off using scissors or nail clippers. Just get right at the base of the skin tag and snip it off. Keep in mind that, while this method is going to be faster, it’s also going to actually hurt where as the other methods take a few days longer, but there is no pain involved. Consider placing an ice cube on the skin tag to numb the area a little bit before you proceed. If you choose to go this route, make sure that the scissors or nail clippers you’re using have been sterilized (either by boiling them in water or by wiping them down thoroughly with rubbing alcohol) and have plenty of rubbing alcohol on hand to prevent infection. There is also a good chance you’re going to bleed, so when you’ve finished cutting off your skin tag, clean it with the alcohol and cover it with a band aid.
Removing Skin Tags – The Conclusion
Though, medically, there is nothing dangerous or harmful about skin tags, they are still unsightly and inconvenient. If, in just a few small steps, you can be rid of them, why not follow up and see if it works? There are probably other remedies out there as well for removing skin tags, but these are the ones that have been proven to work the best.