Are skin tags annoying you? If those harmless, little, unsightly growths that hang off your skin, also know as acrochordons, and most commonly found in the folds of skin that meet like on the neck, armpit and groin are not all that desirable to you check out the article below. Please note you should consult with a health professional for removing skin tags from delicate areas such as eyelids, these techniques listed below are not recommended for such areas. For all other areas these 5 home remedies can help you free yourself of those nuisances.
The sulfur compounds in garlic can help to dry out skin tags. Peel a garlic clove and cut a slice out the middle. Cover the tag with the garlic and secure it with an adhesive bandage. Leave it overnight and remove the dressing in the morning. Put a fresh slice of garlic over the tag the next night. Repeat until the skin tag falls off.
Discontinue this method if you feel burning or irritation in the surrounding skin.
2. Fingernail polish
Nail polish is thought to promote water evaporation and cause a skin tag to dehydrate. Each morning brush clear nail polish over the skin tag and allow it to dry. Add another coat of nail polish in the evening. The next day dip a cotton swab in nail polish remover and clean the skin tag to prevent build-up. Apply a new coat of polish and repeat the procedure each day until the skin tag is gone.
3. Banana peel
Banana peel is a popular home remedy for warts and skin tags, though it’s unclear why it would work. Cut off a small square of banana peel. Place the peel fleshy side down over the skin tag. Apply an adhesive bandage to keep the peel in place. Replace the dressing every day until the skin tag disappears. You can cut up a whole banana peel and keep pieces in the freezer to use as needed.
4. Apple cider vinegar
The acids in apple cider vinegar can destroy the tissue that forms the skin tag. Scratch the surface of the tag with a toothpick, just enough to break the skin, but not enough to draw blood. Tear off a piece of cotton ball large enough to cover the tag. Soak it in apple cider vinegar and squeeze out the excess. Apply it to the tag and cover it with an adhesive bandage. Leave the dressing on overnight and remove it in the morning. Repeat the procedure for several days until the skin tag falls off.
5. Oil of oregano
Many people have successfully removed their skin tags with oil of oregano. This oil can cause redness and irritation, so protect the skin surrounding the tag by coating it with almond oil.
Use a cotton swab to dab oil of oregano directly on the skin tag twice a day. Small tags may drop off in as little as three days, but larger ones may require a month of treatment.
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