How to get rid of Skin tags? Home remedies and other methods
What are Skin tags?
Skin tags are harmless growths which do not cause or contribute to any medical complications but look quite unpresentable. They are usually seen at different parts of your body and some of the most common parts are back of the neck, breast areas, groin area, armpits, and eyelids.
Skin tags are usually the loose collagen fibers which become clogged after some time. Sometimes they also spot black lines which really looks bad and ugly. Specific reasons for the same is not known but some of the major reasons for the skin tags are friction or rubbing of the skin, obesity, hormonal changes during pregnancy, type 1 diabetes and so on.
Home Remedies for Skin Tag Removal
Now, let’s talk about the solutions of how to get rid of skin tags. There are a number of over the counter products, surgical solutions, and home-based solutions also available.
Let’s have a look at some of the best home remedies to get rid of skin tags. PLEASE MAKE SURE IF IT’S SUITING YOU.
1. Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil has antifungal and antiviral properties. They are 100% safe to be used on the skin. You need to take a very little amount and using a Q tip gently massage the oil over the affected area.
2. Banana Peel
Don’t throw off the banana peel. This is also very useful for your skin and especially in case of skin tags. You need to rub off the banana peel very lightly on the affected areas. Try this for some nights and you will see the skin tags eventually falling off.
Garlic has anti-aging benefits and improves the appearance of the skin by reducing inflammation. You just need to take a little amount of crushed garlic and apply it on the affected areas. Wash away the area every morning.
4. Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is also safe to be used on the skin. And you need to just run a slight amount of apple cider vinegar on your skin. Let it rest for overnight and then wash off the next morning. Try this every night till your skin falls off.
5. Vitamin E
Vitamin E is one of the best superfoods for your skin. It helps to fight anti-aging marks on your skin and thus it can be applied directly on the skin tags. Just pierce the vitamin E capsule and apply it directly on your skin tags. With time you will see that your skin tags have vanished.
Liquid iodine can be proven to be highly beneficial for skin tags. Firstly protect the surrounding area by applying coconut oil or petroleum jelly. Now, using a Q tip apply the iodine on the skin tag. Cover the area. You can repeat this treatment twice a day until the skin tag falls off.
Other ways to remove skin tags
Other than home remedies there are many other ways to remove skin tags. But please do it under experts supervision or only if recommended by experts. Let’s have a look at some of them –
Tag removal Device
Many medicine shops sell tag removal devices or kits. Here a small device is used through which you can pluck out the skin tag and this is also highly beneficial in order to cut off the blood supply and remove the base of the tag. But this method can only be helpful when your skin tag is really small.
Skin tag Removal Cream
There are a number of removal creams and applicators available which are very helpful in removing the skin tag from your skin. This can be used in multiple ways and thus highly beneficial for even the small or bigger sized skin tags.
Liquid nitrogen can be used to freeze off the skin tags of your skin. These are readily available in a drug store and pharmacies. Also, this might not give you immediate results. Try this for 10 days or as per the instruction specified and you will eventually get results.
Surgical solutions for skin tag Removal
- Cauterization – Here heat is used closer to the skin tags so that the growth of the skin tag is stopped and the skin tag ultimately falls off.
- Cryosurgery – Here a small amount of liquid nitrogen is sprayed on the skin tag and ultimately the growth of the same gets stopped.
- Surgery – Here surgical scissors are used. And the type and time of the surgery depend on the size of the skin tag.
Surgical Removal aftercare tips
Usually, infections or any kind of complications is quite uncommon after the surgical procedure. In some cases, a scar can occur after surgical removal. It will eventually go off with time or you can use some high-quality scar removal cream as well.
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By: Pallavi Editor: Khadija
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