Removing Skin Tags
tags (acrochordon) using natural home remediesWe have created a comprehensive list of natural and home remedies that
have been suggested for getting rid of skin tags (acrochordon).
There are very little
risk and virtually no dangerous side effects that can be expected from
using natural remedies for removing skin tags. This is one of the reason why many people would like to use natural remedies.
the surgical method (see below) or the "freezing" method is probably
one of the most effective ways of removing skin tags. Continue reading
to find out.
experts say about them
||Anecdotal reports suggest that applying garlic oil to the skin tags may
cause it to be killed and fall off.
reports suggest using a slice of garlic taped over the skin tag area.
Place it on in the morning and remove before going to bed.
procedure for up to three days (but not any longer as it can be
irritating). You may expect the
skin tags to fall off on its own.
Effects - Local irritation and burning sensation at the
area where the garlic clove is applied.
|Tea Tree Oil
||Tea tree oil has been used to remove warts. It can be applied to the
skin tag in the same way as garlic oil.
Effects - You can expect some burning sensation or
castor oil with baking soda until you get a paste. Apply this paste to
the skin tags three times daily for up to three weeks. The skin tag
should fall off on its own.
|Bloodroot is promoted to remove skin tags as it can irritate the skin and cause the skin tag to eventually fall off.
Can you tie off the skin tag with a string to cut
off circulation to it?
off blood circulation to the skin tag by tying a string will cause the
skin tag to die and fall off. One clinical study treated 177 skin tags
using a flat adhesive patch that puts pressure to the base of the skin
The researchers discovered that the effectiveness of removing
skin tag using this method was directly related to cutting off the
blood flow to the skin
cure rate was 90% for skin tags with less than 1 mm at the
base and 76% for a 2 mm base skin tags. This is to be expected. The
larger the skin tag, the more difficult it is to get rid of it.
What about using a scissor or knife to cut them
you were to ask a healthcare professional, they would discourage you
from attempting this technique at home. There are good reasons.
But we have provided a very
detailed outline of the exact procedure that you can use. Why? Because
many people will try it anyways!
So rather than leaving you in the dark and guessing, we would rather give you all the steps for cutting off skin tags
What about using cryosurgery to burn off skin
(freezing method) is a method we do recommend you try.
Cryosurgery is very often used to remove warts
("burning off the warts" as
some would call it).
It is effective. However, it may leave
minor scar marks if used improperly. Follow the directions provide by
the manufacturer carefully to ensure success. One advantage of burning
off skin tags is that there is practically no risk of infection.
possible, especially when you have more than one that you wish to
remove, start with the one that are hidden from view.
these to see what kind of results you get. Find out how much scarring
is left ofter the procedure. If done properly, there should be very
little scars. Indeed practice does
Concerns about removing skin tags
What are the
major concerns and dangers to watch out for when removing skin tags at
home? Misdiagnosis, infection and scarring.
is important that a healthcare professional looks at them to confirm
that they are skin tags. Misdiagnosing it as a skin tag when
condition can lead to improper treatment and can potentially be harmful
There is very little, if any, infection risk with removing skin tags using cryosurgery.
As for cutting of skin tags, infection
can be easily prevented if the equipment is
sterilized properly and proper procedures are used to
Read our detailed article on Cutting Off Skin Tags
first before you attempt this!
concern. If done incorrectly, you can leave scar marks in
place of where the skin tags are.
However, these scar marks are
generally small. The smaller the skin tags, the less visible the scars.
If the possibility of leftover scar marks are not a
major concern (especially
if the skin tags are not visible to others) the brave may
wish to attempt this.
Summary - The bottom line
no good research done to show that any natural remedies works for
skin tags. Anecdotal evidence suggests that they work in some
people depending on the size of the skin tag. Fortunately, they do not
present any risks
and are safe to try.
Cryosurgery is the recommended "home remedy" treatment. It is low-cost,
low risk and effective.
use of knives, scissors or nail clippers at home to get rid of skin tags
is possible and is not considered to be very risky.
procedure in the article Cutting Off Skin Tags
because we know
some people will
try this at home and we feel that you are better off getting more
information than to be left guessing what to do.
Removing skin tags at home is not as difficult as it seems once you
have all the information to work with.
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