Top 9 Home Remedies For Skin Tags

Skin Tags

A benign skin growth, skin tag, goes by many different names including fibroepithelial polyp, cutaneous tag and/or fibroma molluscum to name a few. Skin tags develop when the skin is irritated or even rubbed repeatedly due to constant chafing.

Acrochorons, which is the medical term for skin tags, typically appear in the skin folds around the armpits, neck, groin, inner thigh, buttocks and under the breast.

Home Remedies To Remove Skin Tags

You can remove ugly skin tags easily in the privacy of your home. However if you have an extremely large skin tag, it is advisable to consult a dermatologist to determine the best method to remove the skin growth. Some wonderful ways to remove unsightly skin tags are mentioned below.

Use Dental Floss

The best way to remove a skin tag is to cut off the blood supply to the skin overgrowth. When the blood supply is cut off, the skin tag will fall off in a day or two’s time. For this particular home remedy you will need to take an eighteen inch long piece of strong thread or dental floss.

Dental Floss

Now secure the dental floss tightly around the base of the skin tag and tie a firm knot. After two or three days, the skin tag will automatically fall off. Most people who have prominent skin tags make use of this simple home remedy to get rid of the ugly, benign growth.

Apply Vitamin E Oil

Purchase a strip of vitamin E gel capsules from the nearest pharmacy. Now take one capsule of vitamin E and prick it with a needle or sharp pin. Collect the vitamin E oil than oozes out of the gel capsule in a tiny container. Now apply this oil over the skin tag. Wrap the skin tag with a common cloth band aid.

Vitamin E Oil

Repeat this process for the next two or three days. After a couple of days the skin tag will fall off. This is a safe and effective way to remove small to medium size skin tags.

Use Baking Soda And Castor Oil Mixture

Take half a teaspoon of baking soda and mix it with a couple of drops of viscous castor oil to form a thick paste. Now apply this mixture on the skin tag. Allow the paste to dry out completely.

Baking Soda And Castor Oil Mixture

Repeat this process several times a day for at least two whole weeks. This particular home remedy to remove skin tags may take a longer time to yield results. It is nonetheless effective.

Apply Nail Polish

You can apply clear nail varnish on the skin tag. The nail polish will encase the skin tag and cut off the blood supply.

Nail Polish

Once the blood supply to the skin tag is stopped it will fall out without any problem. This home remedy will have to be repeated for ten to twelve days before the skin tag falls off.

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Use Powdered Aspirin

Powdered Aspirin

Powder half an aspirin tablet. Now mix the aspirin powder with a couple of drops of water to form a gooey paste. Apply this paste on the skin tag. Repeat this process at least once or twice a day for the next ten to fifteen days. Regular application of this home remedy will totally remove ugly skin tags.

Use Raw Potato

Raw Potato

Cut a tiny roundel of raw potato. Now position the potato roundel directly over the skin tag. Tape the potato roundel in place with a small piece of strong duct tape. Let the potato piece remain on the skin tag for two to three days. After three days the skin tag will fall off.

Use Banana Peel

Banana Peel

Tape a small piece of fresh banana peel over the skin tag. Don’t remove the banana peel for two or three days. After a few days, the skin tag will start to shrink. This home remedy may not be very effective on very large skin tags.

Use Fenugreek Seeds

This particular home remedy to remove skin tags has been around for several centuries. To prepare this effective home remedy for skin tag removal, take two or three heaped teaspoons of fenugreek. Tip the fenugreek seeds into a glass of warm water. Allow the fenugreek seeds to remain in the glass of water overnight.

Fenugreek Seeds

In the morning strain the fenugreek seeds. Collect the water in another bowl. Drink this water first thing in the morning on an empty stomach. Repeat this process for a couple of days. The skin tags will start to shrink and then disappear completely.

Onion Juice

To remove small a skin tag you can apply onion juice. Slice a medium sized onion in half.Now sprinkle half a teaspoon of salt on the raw onion. Keep the onion in a container overnight.  By the morning a small amount of onion juice would have collected at the bottom of the container.

Onion Juice

Apply this juice on the skin overhang and cover it with a cloth band aid. Repeat this process for at least a week.