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Remedies for Skin Tags


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August 26, 2016

Fig Milk for Wart and Skin Tag RemovalThe milk that is inside of the stems of fig branches is a natural and highly effective way to remove warts and skin tags without the dangers of chemical acids. We happen to have a fig bush. Hopefully you can find one in your neighbourhood! Just snap a branch in half and the milk will slowly ooze out. Apply this milk to your wart or skin tag twice daily until it's gone.

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Source: My longtime family remedy

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April 15, 2010

I have been reading all the remedies for skin tags and I have to say, I am also a big baby when it comes to pain in some areas. I had a skin tag appear in a private area a few years ago and yesterday I woke up and it was swollen. Any ideas?

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February 25, 2012

How can I get rid of skin tags?

By Retha D from Anchorage, AK

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February 25, 20120 found this helpful
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I had some bothersome skin tags. I forget where I heard about getting rid of them yourself, but it sure did work. I took some sewing thread and tied it around each tag. This cut the circulation to them off. They shriveled up and basically fell off. They never came back, either. You have to leave the thread on until they fall off, but that doesn't take long - seems like is was a few days, but it might have taken a week.

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I had one that could be seen, and I didn't want the thread around it to be seen, so I covered it with a bandaid. It was easy, it never hurt at all, and it was free.

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February 27, 20120 found this helpful
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Some skin tags can indicate a serious illness, so it is probably a good idea to see a doctor if you have insurance. He or she can freeze the area and then snip off the tag, it's much safer than trying to do it at home.

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February 27, 20120 found this helpful
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What I have always done for my skin tags is use Melaluca (Tea Tree Oil). You can find it in your local Walmart or Cvs, etc. Nail clippers hurt, so I take the longer alternative route. Tea Tree Oil has a bad odor (to me, anyway) so I only use it at night. Take a clean cotton swab & dip it once. Swab the area good every night & let it dry.

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It takes between 5 days to 2 weeks for it to completely dry up & fall off. I know this takes longer, but it kills it from the root and it never returns. Also, there is no pain involved. I hope this helps!

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May 12, 2011

How can I remove skin tags at home?

By Darci from Chicago, IL

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May 13, 20112 found this helpful
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Dr. Oz says one of two ways.
First, make a loose knot in dental floss, then tie around the skin tag as tight as you can, then do another knot. Trim the ends and leave it there. They will drop off, but as you wear clothes, keep a bandaid over them. Sometimes they bleed.

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The other is to use wart remover. He likes the kind that freezes them off, so I hope these help.

Other doc's say to always have them removed by a doctor but of course, they want your money.

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May 13, 20110 found this helpful
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How about using cuticle cutters instead? They have a straight edge. I think I would try the dental floss first though.

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May 16, 20110 found this helpful
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I have removed several from myself and others. You can place an ice cube on it for about three minutes to kind of numb the area but it doesn't hurt very much if you don't numb it. I have used cuticle scissors and a fillet knife and regular scissors.

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I have not tried the floss, but it will definitely work but you must get the knot against the skin at the base of the tag. I apply antibiotic salve and a Bandaid for a day or two. The thought is worse than the removal!

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June 9, 20110 found this helpful
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Duct tape. Smother them.

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April 17, 2010

Can skin tags be red?

By Jean

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April 17, 20100 found this helpful

Make an appointment with a dermatologist, don't gamble with your health.
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April 17, 20100 found this helpful

Common Benign Skin Tumors - American Family .
Options for evaluating patients with benign skin tumors can be categorized. They range in color from brown to purple, red, yellow, and pink.

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Acrochordons, or skin tags, are derived from ectoderm and mesoderm Good luck.

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April 20, 20100 found this helpful

I wouldn't gamble with your health either! It's doctor time and better safe than sorry!

I know a young lady who never ever went out in the sun even and what she thought was a skin tag ended up being skin cancer. She let it go too long and even with chemotherapy the cancer came back and she passed away this past December at the age of 36 :-(

Please, even if you can't pay for the visit up front your doctor will most likely allow you to pay in installments for the checkup!

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April 21, 20100 found this helpful

My tags always seem to change color as they begin to fall off, I believe it's because they lose blood flow to that patch of skin.

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