Having skin tags removed by the dermatologist can be a time consuming and costly affair indeed. Fortunately, if you’re willing to try some things yourself, removing skin tags at home is not as difficult as you may thing. There are quite a number of home remedies people have been using for generations. We’ve listed several of them below. But keep in mind that not every home remedy works for every skin tag is suffer. Also be careful to administer these home remedies in a safe manner. If you ever believe you have caused yourself serious injury discontinue the home remedy and seek a doctor at once.
In all likelihood the most popular home removal method for skin tags is to apply nail polish remover. The chemicals break down the skin tissue and slowly dissolve a skin tag over the course of two or three days. You’ll need to be careful that you don’t spread the nail polish remover to unaffected parts of the skin otherwise you could damage it and leave scarring. If a two or three day-treatment is ineffective, wait a few days and then try again. If it still fails you may need to look for another method.
Vitamin E is alleged to be very effective in removing skin tags at home by breaking down the skin tissue. This method is accomplished by purchasing vitamin E in liquid form and applying it to the skin tag using a band aid. Leave everything alone until the band aid begins to loosen up a bit, at which point you can take it off and take a look. After just a couple of treatments the vitamin E should be successful in causing the skin tag to fall off on its own.
One of the earliest home remedies involves mixing a combination of Castor oil and baking soda. Mix it into the consistency of a paste then apply it to the skin tags two or three times daily. You’ll have to be persistent with this method over the course of several days. The good news is that many a report it to be a very successful wart removal therapy.
One of the more radical methods of home skin tag removal involves tying off the tag with a piece of string or thread at its base. You want the string to be tight enough to apply a slight amount of pressure without actually slicing into the skin. The idea here is too starve the skin tag of blood until it eventually dies and falls off on its own. Sometimes tying off is used successfully in combination with vitamin E.
If you’ve tried the most common home skin tag removal methods to no avail there are several commercial products made from safe, all-natural ingredients. One of the best commercial products is Dermatend (read more about the product…) These products utilize the natural enemies of the skin tag without any harsh chemicals or unhealthy side effects. Just be sure to read and understand the instructions on the packaging thoroughly so that you these products correctly.