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Natural Skin Tag Removal

Updated on January 23, 2016

What are skin tags?

Skin tags are small skin growths like soft fleshy flaps. They are skin colored or slightly darker and they sometimes hang from the skin held by a small fleshy stalk. Skin tags are fairly common and unlike warts, they are not caused by a viral infection and are not contagious.

The specific causes of skin tags are largely unknown, but it is generally aknowledged that they grow on regions of the body where skin regularly rubs on skin or clothes, such as armpits, neck, groin and eyelids. Obese or even slightly overweight people are also more prone to skin tags than others.

As skin tags are totally harmless and non contagious, there is no need to remove them if they do not bother you. Sometimes, skin tags can be annoying however, as they may get snagged in zippers, jewellery, pet claws etc, or shaved off while shaving for example. This may cause pain, bleeding, swelling or minor infections. Also, skin tags on the eyelids may sometimes interfere with seeing properly. In such cases, it is best to consider removing them.

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Natural products to remove skin tags on your own

Skin tags, especially smaller ones, are really not so hard or dangerous to remove on your own. Some methods can be more painful than others though, so here is a choice of the most effective and less painful products on Amazon

How can you remove skin tags?

You can have your skin tags removed professionally, by a dermatologist. who will usually remove them surgically, using a scalpel, or electrocautery (an electric needle to cauterize them), or laser. However, skin tags are really easy to remove at home by yourself, in a totally natural way, using one of the methods described below.

Before you try removing your skin tags on your own however, you should start by making absolutely sure that your skin growths are actually skin tags and not something else, such as warts or moles. If you are unsure as to how to identify them, it would be best to visit a specialist. Also, I would strongly suggest that you do not try to remove skin tags that grow on your face or eyelids. You could cause scarring, and you don't want to do this in such a visible place.

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Watch a video on how to remove skin tags naturally - See how effectively Dermatend removes skin tags

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Remove skin tags naturally

The easiest and most straightforward way to get rid of skin tags is to cut them off, using a pair of scisors with sharp blades or a nail clipper. The smaller the skin tags, the easier and less painful this is to do. For larger skin tags, you may want to numb them somehow, before cutting them off, eg by applying some sort of local anesthaetic or an ice cube, at the very least. Make sure you disinfect the area around the skin tag and sterilize your equipment before performing your home operation, eg by rubbing it with alcohol or passing it through a flame.

Another way is to cut off the blood supply to the skin tag, by tying a piece of thread or dental floss around the "stalk" for a few days, until it dries up and falls off.

After removing your skin tag, disinfect the area around it to prevent any infections. You may notice a little bleeding or irritation after removal, but this is normal and should go away soon if you have done everything properly.

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      Scott A McCray 

      5 years ago

      A friend of mine used to say skin tags were "all that awesome trying to get out!" Good to know there are homeopathic remedies for them...

    • TapIn2U profile image


      5 years ago

      Great! This will surely help my friend who kept on complaining about her skin tags. Sundae ;-)

    • surfingtheweb profile image


      5 years ago

      AsI get older I am noticing more skin tags.

    • blestman lm profile image

      blestman lm 

      5 years ago

      Great lens. i have skin tags on my eyelids so I am careful about them. I will look into these techniques though

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      5 years ago

      Great lens. I'll have to try some of these removal techniques. Thanks for the info!

    • geosum profile image


      5 years ago

      Very helpful. I have some skin tags and will be trying some of your methods.

    • KarenHC profile image


      5 years ago from U.S.

      Very interesting! I have a couple of skin tags on my eyelid, and I'd love to remove them. I've thought about clipping them off, but I get scared ... :-) I'll look into the products you suggest on this page.

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      Maribel Forayo 

      5 years ago from Philippines

      I have a lot of skin tags on my neck. Thanks for this lens. It is indeed helpful.

      I guess, I'm to scared to cut it off with scissors or clipper though.

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      5 years ago

      Interesting do-it-yourself methods.

    • myoyster1957 profile image


      5 years ago

      Very much so, thank you.

    • takkhisa profile image


      5 years ago

      Yes! It is helpful :)

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      Itaya Lightbourne 

      5 years ago from Topeka, KS

      I didn't even realize there were products to help you remove them. Very good info. :)

    • mrsclaus411 profile image


      5 years ago

      Thanks for the information. But with these things like this, if you can't do it right better to leave to the professionals.


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