Skin Tags : Reasons, Medications and Home Remedies

What are Skin Tags?

Skin tags are something that we see all the time. They are this small (occasionally large) lumps usually found on your body. They are the harmless benign tumors (meaning non cancerous) and they usually aren’t bothersome until they are subjected to friction by clothes and jewelry or something similar.



Reasons for Skin Tags

  • Skin Tags are usually caused by the accumulation of fat cells, or fibres, or ducts.
  • They are usually seen in the skin folds like armpits.
  • The susceptibility to the skin tags differs from person to person.
  • Some factors, like diabetes or obesity, can cause skin tags.
  • The hormonal changes in the pregnancy period and fluctuations in oestrogen and progesterone

How To Remove Them

Skin tags are usually harmless and only irritate or cause itching when they are rubbed against clothing or jewelry. Sometimes skin tags are removed for cosmetic purposes. They can also burst under pressure if they grow large. There are several ways to remove them.

Surgical Processes

skin-tags-removal1. Cryosurgery

The term Cryo involves liquid nitrogen. Liquid nitrogen is used for multiple purposes like skin lightening and embryo storage, because it freezes off the cells and their growth. That is exactly why cryosurgery is used here to remove the skin tags.

2. Ligation

In this process of Ligation, the blood supply is stopped, which will ultimately result in the death of those accumulated cells.

3. Excision

The skin tag is cut off using surgical processes.

Over the Counter Processes

You may get ointments and chemical solutions that will help in the removal of the skin tags. Sometimes the general wart removal creams work too!


Home Remedies

  1. Onions

Cut and onion and grind it to make a paste of it. Use it on the skin tags and leave it overnight for at least a week. The skin tag will fall off by itself.


  1. Garlic

Garlic may sting a little bit for people who have irritation. But it works fast. Take some garlic paste and apply it overnight to see it fall off.


  1. Apple Cider Vinegar

This is one of the many uses of Apple Cider Vinegar. It is anti inflammatory so it can be used against the irritated skin. Use a cotton ball to dip in the Apple cider vinegar and use it to rub on the skin tag. Do it regularly until it falls off. However, avoid using it on the areas near eyes.


  1. Tea Tree oil

Tea tree Oil can also be used against the warts and skin tags. In the same way you used the apple cider vinegar, use tea tree oil by dipping a cotton ball in it, and rub until it eventually falls off.


  1. Coconut oil

Coconut oil can be used to remove warts and skin tags. All you have to do is to rub some of it every night onto the area, till the skin becomes dark and it will eventually disappear after two weeks.


  1. Vitamin E

Vitamin E also helps in the reduction of warts and skin conditions. You can either use Vitamin e oil or you can cut the capsule open and rub it directly on the skin. Repeat it daily.



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