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3 Pain Free Tips for Removing Skin Tags

Skin tags can be irritating and unattractive. Seldom are skin tags very harmful, but many sufferers believe visiting a dermatologist is necessary to have them remove off the body.

Typically, these growths develop in areas on the body where the skin can form a crease, such as the armpits, eyelids, neck, under the breast and in the groin area. You could make a trip to the doctor to have a skin tag removed, but there is several ways to do the job yourself.

Before attempting to remove skin tags, you need to identify whether or not the growth is actually a skin tag. They’re very small, as they never grow to be more than a half-inch in size. They appear to be a flap of skin that’s attached to the body from a stalk. The skin tag itself should be soft and moveable, with a pigmentation color slightly darker than your own skin type.

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Here are three pain free tips for removing skin tags:

  1. You can remove skin tags with scissors or a scalpel: this approach is called grip and snip. First. sterilize the scissor or scalpel with alcohol and allow them to air-dry before beginning the procedure. Removing a skin tag isn’t usually painful, but this procedure will cause a momentary sting sensation in the area where the procedure took place. If you’re uncomfortable with any form of pain, then ice the area to numb the skin before continuing with the procedure. Pull the skin tag away from the body with tweezers and quickly examine the base of the skin tag’s stalk. If it thick in size, then seek medical assistance for removal, however, if the stalk is thin, then use a cutting instrument to remove the skin tag at the weakest point of the base. If the skin is bleeding, apply antibiotic ointment and a gauze pad to the wound, so to avoid any threat of an infection from occurring.
  2. A drying paste method of removing skin tags will not gain immediate results, but it will leave your body without any permanent scars or marks. You prepare a mixture of castor oil and baking soda that will produce a thick paste. Apply the paste on the skin tags twice a day, as the hope is for the skin tags to dry up and fall off the body. Continue on this course for two weeks before consulting with a medical physician.
  3. Using a mild acid base solution, such as apple cider vinegar can remove skin tags off the body. It needs to be applied daily, so soak a cotton ball inside a cup filled with apple cider vinegar. Apply the cotton ball on top of the skin tag for approximately three-four hours daily with adhesive tape, and then rinse the area with warm water. If the skin tag is small in size, it will eventually fall off the body. Other size types will need several weeks of daily apple cider vinegar treatments before the skin tag disappears completely. Note, the skin area might develop a burn for few days following the conclusion of the apple cider vinegar treatment.