Skin tags are harmless growths, and nearly half of adults everywhere are affected. There are no complications associated with them, but they sure can be an eye sore and bothersome if you have them. Great thing is that there are some home remedies that can get rid of these pesky little things hanging around. Here are a few of them to consider trying.
Skin Tag Removal Device
These crafty little devices are available for purchase online and some drug stores have them. This device simply cuts off the blood flow to the skin tag with a tiny band. This is referred to as ligation. The skin tag usually falls off in about 10 days.
Dental floss or string is another attempt many people try. Without help this can be a tricky method to try. Within a few days the skin tag should fall off but be sure to check the string daily to ensure it’s tight enough.
There are kits containing creams and lotions to help remove skin tags. Typically, you’ll only need one application.
Simply clean the area with alcohol, file down the skin tag and apply the cream. Make sure it’s absorbed fully. You may notice some slight stinging or tingling, but within 2-3 weeks your little friends should be gone.
You can freeze these bad boys off with liquid nitrogen which can be found in pharmacies or drugstores. Make sure you follow the instructions. You may need more than one application, but within 10 days that skin tag should fall right off.
Tea Tree Oil
This essential oil has been used to treat several skin conditions, including skin tags. Simply apply a few drops to the area with a cotton ball and leave the cotton ball on for 10 minutes. Cover the area with a band-aid. It may take a few days or several weeks for the skin tag to fall off.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Soak a cotton ball in the vinegar and place it on the skin tag with a band-aid for 10 minutes 2 or 3 times a day. Do this until you notice the skin tag has fallen off. However, if you notice skin irritation, stop using this method and try a different one.
These are a few simple at home methods you can consider trying the next time you notice one of these little pests appear on your skin.