People who suffer from fatness or overweight, diabetics, and pregnant females are prone to have skin tags. Occasionally heredity is also a reason for skin tags. Skin tags equally affect men and women.
Skin Tags Signs
The most common sign of skin tags is skin growth. The growth is commonly very small in diameter, occasionally it may vary up to 5cm in diameter in a worst case.
Skin tag occasionally has a narrow stalk (peduncle), usually occurred in folds and creases, like armpits, a lower portion of breasts in females, upper chest part, groins etc. They are smooth to seem, fleshy brownish in color and irregular shape.
Ways that are used to remove skin tags:
- Cauterization- It refers to burning off skin tag applying electrolysis. In this procedure, electric current is used to use heat. This heat gets rid of the skin tag by burning it off.
- Cryosurgery- In this procedure called cryosurgery, liquid nitrogen is used to freeze off the skin tag applying a probe, a blunt-ended surgical instrument.
- Excision- It literally means cutting off. In this procedure, the skin tag is removed by cutting it off applying a scalpel.
The above ways should always be done by a trained medical professional or a dermatologist.
Top Natural Home Remedies to Remove Skin Tags
Skin tags may start seeing on your body anytime. The older you get, the more susceptible you are to these skin tags. Usually, skin tags are benign tumors and are harmless. However, they don’t look good and also are painful to deal with. As such, it is always wanted to remove these skin tags as soon as possible. As they get longer and older, skin tags get more stubborn. To remove these skin tags, you may like to follow some top home remedies.
Tea Tree Oil
It helps you control and cures many skin disorders, including skin tags and moles. In order to use this cure, clean the skin tag and take a cotton ball soaked in water. Use 3 drops of tea tree oil to the soaked cotton ball. Now use it directly for the skin tag in circular motions. Repeat this two times every day for a week.
It can be used both internally and externally. Castor Oil can be used as an external ointment by blending it with a little baking soda to make a paste. You can also use some citrus oil to the paste as it will be very stinky. Use this paste on the affected area and apply a band-aid to cover it. Repeat this for 4 weeks or until the skin tag vanishes.
Apple Cider Vinegar
It is very effective in removing skin tags. Use a small dab of vinegar on a cotton ball or a q-tip and use it on the skin tag. After you use vinegar, it may reason a stinging sensation for a few minutes. Apply it for 2 to 4 weeks for the skin tags to disappear.