If you notice that you have a skin tag, then you will probably want to know how to get rid of it. The good news is that there are many ways to go about removing tags from the skin effectively within the privacy of your own home.
Many people just do not want to go to the dermatologist, and other people may simply not be able to afford it. There are a few things that you can do that home that will do the trick for you. Here are a few ideas.
First of all, you need to make sure that what you have really is a skin tag. In most cases, a skin tag is a small flap of skin that is attached to your body by a small ‘stalk’. They are generally small, and if you notice that you have something that resembles a skin tag that is large, then you should really have it seen by a professional.
Small skin tags can actually be removed safely from home. The first thing that you can consider is to take a piece of thread and tie it tightly to ensure that the circulation is cut off from the skin tag. By doing this, you are preventing it from getting the blood flow that it needs and it will eventually just come off.
This can sometimes leave a small sore, but that is generally something that heals on its own after a couple days of using some sort of peroxide and antibacterial ointment.
The next thing that many people try is using a mixture of oil and baking soda to dry up the skin tag. It is best to use castor oil, which does not smell very pleasant. Once you cover the skin tag with this mixture, you will want to cover it with a bandage and leave it there to soak in. This will help to make sure that the skin tags dry up. Once they do, they will die and just fall off.
As you can see, removing tags from skin does not have to be difficult. You do not have to visit the doctor to have it done. Instead, you can try these methods from the comforts of your own home and you will find that in many cases these methods actually work. Just remember to clean the skin before you get started, and also clean it after you are done so that you can prevent infections.