There are countless numbers of home remedies suggested for the removal of skin tags; some of them work while others don’t. The key to using such remedies is to find one that works for you and then stick with it. One of your options is to use sour apple. This remedy can be applied using the juice from the apples or by dividing the apples into slices. Sour apple can also be combined with things like castor oil for maximum efficacy.
Treating your skin tags with the juice from a sour apple is a fairly easy. You simply extract the juice using a common home juicing machine then apply two or three drops to the skin tag with a cotton swab or eyedropper two or three times per day. The only thing about using sour apple juice is the fact that once it’s exposed to air, the juice can lose quite a bit of his potency. If you’re going to juice your own apples you’ll need a machine which seals the juice once its extract. If this isn’t possible, you can buy sour apple juice at some pharmacies and health food stores.
When sour apple juice is applied to the skin tag, the acidic nature of the juice dries out the skin tissue and begins to break it down. While sour apple juice can be effective, it is usually slower than other home remedies for skin tags. Where castor oil or dandelion root may completely remove skin tag in two to three weeks, sour apple may take another week beyond that. It is a good option for those with sensitive skin or those who might have an allergic reaction to castor oil.
If you prefer not having to deal with juicing your apples, you can cut them into slices instead. When you’re ready to apply the treatment you simply hold a freshly cut slice on the skin tag for 15 to 20 minutes, three to four times a day. As an added benefit, the portions of the apple you’re not using for treatment make for a lovely snack!
Using the apple slices as opposed to the juice may prove to be even slower process but you should still see a complete disappearance of your skin tag within 4 to 5 weeks. If this is too long for you to wait, you can try combining the apple slices with a castor oil treatment. Here you would hold the slice over the skin tag for 10 to 15 minutes as described above, then apply a few drops of castor oil. Allow the castor oil a few minutes to penetrate the skin and then dab the area dry. Following this procedure two to three times per day should completely remove the skin tag within a couple of weeks.
Some skin tag removal treatments don’t work for everyone; that’s just the reality. If it does not work for you might want try something like dandelion root, tea tree oil, or cumin seeds. You may also take a trip to your local pharmacy and purchase an over-the-counter remedy.
If your skin tags are especially aggressive they may return even after they’ve been removed with a natural remedy. In such a case you may have no other choice than to have them removed again by a doctor if you want a permanent solution. If so, your doctor will most likely use one of the following methods: cryotherapy (freezing), cauterization (burning), laser surgery, surgical excision, or tying the skin tag off. Regardless of the chosen method, these procedures can lead to infection and scarring.