Natural Cures for Skin Tags

| Modified on Jun 15, 2022

Vitamin C
Posted by Jean J. (Wheeling, Il) on 10/19/2018
5 out of 5 stars

Mix the contents of 2 1,000mg capsules of vitamin C with a drop or two of water. Apply to skin tag 3 times a day. Skin tags will be gone within a week.


Castor Oil
Posted by Debbie (New South Wales) on 12/22/2021
5 out of 5 stars

I have / had A LOT of anal skin tags that were left over after I have FINALLY successfully treated my decade old hemorrhoids that would likely have been chronic (if the underlying cause hadn't been identified and treated). I am currently treating these skin tags with castor oil. Before I get into how I'm treating my anal skin tags, I'll give you a story I got them.

- I have attempted to treat my hemorrhoids via multiple natural means unsuccessfully for about 10 years. They only gradually became worse over time despite my attempts to treat them on my own. I have spoken to my GP before from time to time about this issue, but I often feel like he doesn't take my hemorrhoid problems seriously (possibly because I look young and healthy). Whenever I do see him about this issue, he just gives me generic advice about adding more fiber to my diet and prescribing ointments or creams that at best only provides temporary relief.

- It is only when I was in ALOT of pain (where I wasn't even able to sit or lie down without crying in pain) that my GP finally referred me to lady doctor to check out the condition of my hemorrhoids, who then referred me to a gastroenterologist. It was then that I was diagnosed with prolapsed thrombosed hemorrhoids. He recommended a colonoscopy and banding surgery to fix the issue.

- The wait in between waiting to see the doctor, then the gastroenterologist and then finally the scheduled surgery was excruciatingly painful. That period lasted for months. During that time, I had to postpone any plans to work or study. All I could do is stay at home, manage my condition via sitz baths, adjust my diet and toilet habits to minimise any pain from doing a no.2 and continue attempting to treat my hemorrhoids during the wait. I had asked why I had to wait such a long time to get my problem sorted. The reason I was given was that hemorrhoids are not a life threatening disease, therefore are not a priority for treatment. Not to mention that I'm fairly healthy otherwise.

- During the wait, I was introduced a acupuncturist who had successfully treated other people to had hemorrhoids. He was able to identify the underlying cause to my condition and used acupuncture to treat it. This, along with adjusting my diet (to include probiotics, fruits and vegetables) and adjusting my toileting position to avoid straining, eventually made my bowel movements easier and painless. I cancelled my scheduled surgery in favor of doing the acupuncture treatment, since waiting for the surgery seems to be taking so long and the acupuncture treatment seems fairly successful.

After the acupuncture treatment, I thought I still had hemorrhoids, despite my bowel movements being a lot easier and painless. I still had flesh coming out of my anus and I still have difficultly cleaning the anal area or sitting comfortably on it. At first, I tried diluted apple cider vinegar to treat the flesh. They did slowly get smaller but I didn't enjoy this treatment and it didn't do much for me aside to giving me an uncomfortable burning sensation. Later, I tried just simply applying castor oil to the flesh after reading the posts about castor oil for hemorrhoids on earth clinic. The castor oil seems like a gentler and more effective treatment than apple cider vinegar. I was able to get rid of more of the extra fleshy part of the anal area over time but I still couldn't get rid of it completely.

It wasn't until later that I worked out that these weren't hemorrhoids anymore, but skin tags in the anal area. Because I already seem to have some success with castor oil for treatment, I decided to so some internet research about using castor oil to treat anal skin tags. I learnt that castor oil has the ability to drain moisture from skin tags, causing it to shrink and die off when it is in contact with it. The internet also mentioned that mixing it with baking soda makes the castor oil more effective.

I did try castor oil and baking soda together once only to get a stinging sensation in the anal area. So I decided to just use castor oil on its own. However, instead of just simply applying it to the anal skin tags, what I decided do recently is get some toilet paper, saturate one side with the castor oil and wrap it around the skin tags to ensure that it is constantly in contact with the castor oil all day and night (and changing the toilet paper and castor oil 3 times per day).

- I've been doing the castor oil with toilet paper treatment for about 10 days now. My skin tags were huge and uncomfortable at the start of those 10 days. Now they're a lot smaller and barely noticeable. I still have some skin tags left over, but castor oil as a treatment for anal skin tag removal has been very successful so far. I'll keep going with this for now and hopefully they will disappear.

Zinc Sulfate
Posted by Cdawson (Sc) on 08/25/2017
5 out of 5 stars

When my son had a wart that wouldn't go away through over the counter meds and then freezing, I went to a dermatologist. She suggested Zinc Sulfate. In two day his wart of 4 years was gone. I began taking the supplement to see if it would boost my immunity, I have Crohns and Arthritis. A surprise! After a few weeks, the several skin tags around my eyes were gone!!! I looked one day, and they were not there!!! I continue to take this supplement because skin tags run rampent in my family. I do have one very tiny one on my eyelids that is not noticable unless you really look and I'm wearing eyeliner. Zinc Sulfate tablets have worked for me!!!


Moxa Mini-Cones
Posted by Rob (Kentucky) on 03/08/2022
5 out of 5 stars

Moxa Mini-Cones (Korean) for Skin Tags

Back in the early-mid 1980's, I had a skin lesion that was not responding to conventional treatment. I showed it to my Aunt and she put this “mini cigarette looking thing with a sticky cushion on one side” (I later learned it was called a mini-moxa used in Chinese medicine). She stuck it over the lesion and lit the cigarette and it burned for about 5 minutes. Stung alittle bite at the end of the burn cycle then she removed it and it left a brownish stain on my skin. A few days later, the skin lesion was gone.

Fast forward 40 years to today, I bought some mini-moxa online. I am using them for flat warts(?) I think that they are not responding to any treatment. Mini-moxa sticks contain mugwort, wormwood and sage.

A friend of mine was complaining about the skin tags he had around his neck. I looked at them and determined that the mini-moxa sticks would fit over them.

Here are the results from just one 5 minute treatment:

Day 2: Tags turned a white color.

Day 3: Tags turned black and hard.

Day 6: Tags fell off!

Video: What is Moxa sticks & How to use it

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j3OIbmn_1MU




Iodine
Posted by RM (Montana) on 01/09/2022
5 out of 5 stars

50 year old male. Got some cheap povidone and applied a couple of times a day to the skin tag with a cotton swap. Just a red spot left after a few days.


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Katzie (Alberta) on 04/13/2018

Unfortunately, the ACV was pressed up against very delicate skin for way too long. ACV on a q-tip for a few minutes would have been better. The skin will heal, but you could help it along with some soothing, healing Castor Oil. Rub a small drop or two on the area 2x/day and you should be feeling better soon. Good luck!


A String Tied Around the Skin Tag
Posted by Janis (Mn) on 02/08/2018
5 out of 5 stars

I realized I had a white skin tag on the front of my tongue. I had read that using a tied string wouldn't work because of the skin tag being on the tongue, but I thought "What do I have to lose?" It took a little patience because the string (dental floss) wanted to slip right off. But I got it on and kept it on for about an hour, giving the ends of the floss a little tug occasionally to keep the knot tight. I didn't think it had helped, but the next day, the skin tag looked a little bit different. So I repeated the dental floss knot and after about an hour, the whole thing fell right off!


Lavender or Garlic Oil
Posted by Eva (Chicago) on 04/21/2016
5 out of 5 stars

For skin tags, use Lavender 100% essential oil or 100% garlic oil. The skin tags have roots, feeding off of your capillary blood. These oils kill the roots. Garlic is stronger then Lavender both they both work. Google : what essentials oils remove skin tags?


A String Tied Around the Skin Tag
Posted by Cb (Ny, US) on 06/08/2014
5 out of 5 stars

I had a skin tag on a...uh...shall we say private area...and it made me feel incredibly self conscious. Originally tried the nail clipper method but it hurt way to much when I tried to clip it off fast. I saw the idea to tie a piece of string or floss around it and the tag would simply fall off with no pain in a few days so I gave it a try. I used a piece of thread, tied it securely around the tag, and left it there overnight and by the next afternoon around 3pm (after tightening the string in the morning) it had turned brown and just fell off - just like that gone! No blood, no pain, no marks. Awesome! It works!


A String Tied Around the Skin Tag
Posted by Lilli (Kenmore, Wa) on 06/13/2013
5 out of 5 stars

I had to write and thank everyone on the site for yet another great remedy.

I have several skin tags. Most are flat, but a few were raised and itchy. I have to say that I put off dealing with them for quite awhile, but finally got up the nerve to try the string method.

I cleaned the three tags with alcohol. Then, I used plain white sewing thread to form a loop around each and tightened it as much as I could stand. After a few days I repeated the string because the tags shrink and you want to continue cutting off the blood supply. On the fourth day, one had almost fallen off so I clipped it with sterilized scissors. It bled a tiny bit so I swabbed it with alcohol, dabbed on some anti-bac cream and covered it with a bandaid. I was more patient with the other two and they just fell off with no bleeding.

What a simple solution to an annoying problem.

I would appreciate input on flat skin tags that cannot be tied with string. thanks.


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Liz (Alberta) on 05/27/2015
1 out of 5 stars

I was very hopeful about trying ACV to treat my anal skin tag, which has been around since my daughter was born over 10 years ago. I just wanted things to get back to normal on by bottom. Probably one last grasp to retain my youthful state of being.

Well, after 6 days I had to stop. Not only did my skin tag not fade away, turn black and fall off or any of the other exciting things people said happened, the ACV seemed to have irritated the area so much that my hemorrhoids came back in full force, which is funny because other forums report ACV helping treat hemorrhoids.

My bottom is raw and inflamed with hemorrhoids - I thought the skin tag was interfering with my sex life!

Possibly if I kept going maybe something would have happened, but it seems counter productive to be trying to fix one problem and bring on a few more. Not to mention, the pain seemed awfully punishing (possibly for stupidity) and I have an extremely high tolerance for pain.

Maybe it has worked for some but for others like me - wish I would have just stuck with the ugly skin tag. At least I wouldn't have to be having 3 sitz baths a day and using aloe vera, witch hazel, Destin, and whatever other products 5 times a day to try to fix this mess before I go away for the weekend.

Vanity will get you in the butt every time.


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Rhonda (Morton, PA) on 05/15/2007
5 out of 5 stars

I began taking 2 TBSP organic ACV, 1 TBSP organic Honey and 8oz. Distilled Water 1X per day and my skin tags are going away. I noticed they started drying up and after only 4 days after taking this drink daily and it was totally unexpected. I also have more energy and my face looks clearer. I am going to continue this 5 days on and 2 days off and see what else happens! I also wanted to say thanks to everyone who contributes to this website it's got a ton of great info. I could get lost on this site for days!


Moxa Mini-Cones
Posted by Betty (CA) on 03/09/2022

I just watched a youtube video by a dr who said skin tags might be viral in nature but one thing he pointed out is they are mostly correlated to insulin factors, pre diabetes and type II.


Aloe and DMSO
Posted by Donna (Michigan) on 02/14/2021
5 out of 5 stars

Every morning after my shower, I put aloe vera and 2 drops of DMSO liquid on the bottom of each foot. One day I decided to also put some of what was on my hands on my skin tag that was on my bra line. In 2 weeks, I found a hole in the skin tag and pulled it off. No scar, no regrowth. And seeing it is constantly being rubbed by my bra especially when I exercise daily....I am so happy I decided to try it.


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Charity (Faithville, Us) on 04/13/2018

I would like to encourage you. I burned my hand last week and I'm using a drop of lugol's iodine on it at bedtime. It has an ugly scab on it and is red all around it. You have an acid burn from the vinegar. Keep any infection at bay and have faith your body will eventually replace your entire skin surface with a new one . The under layer may need some collagen type things. Like horsetail for silica, gelatin, msm, vitamin c and other things for youthful skin. Vit D with k2 and vitamin A and E ....best to you, love, Charity


Tea Tree Oil
Posted by Jaja (Chicago) on 03/20/2016
5 out of 5 stars

I had a cluster of skin tags in my armpit where the skin becomes irritated from my bra. The largest one was about the size a 2 grains of rice. I tried tea tree oil and it was 100% successful.

Because I'm impatient, I went with undiluted tea tree oil. I put some on a cotton ball and then taped the cotton ball to the armpit and wore it all day. (At first I used a band-aid, but the tea tree oil literally dissolved the band-aid. Then I switched to a cotton ball secured with the white medical tape.)

Two drawbacks in doing it this way - it irritates your skin badly and you smell strongly of tea tree oil. Under the cottonball, the skin area became red and scaly and raw, and of course so did the skin tags. After 4-7 days of this, they all basically dissolved. However it was a little painful due to the irritation, especially the skin tags themselves were painful during treatment as the outer layers of skin just basically peeled away. Months later, they are starting to come back, so to manage them I will now use a q-tip and apply the tea tree oil just to the skin tag each night before bed. This way I avoid smelling too much like tea tree oil during the day and it is not as painful as the extreme cotton ball method.


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Lamotz76 (Ohio, US) on 07/26/2014
5 out of 5 stars

I have had this skin tag on my underarm for years. I thought I was stuck with it. It was bothersome because of shaving. Well I nicked it a couple days ago and decided to make an appointment to get it removed. But then had a thought to look on earth clinic. I tried ACV with much skepticism last night. I soaked gauze in ACV for about 20 minutes. and again this morning. A little while ago I peeked at it. It was black and shriveled. I touched it , it rubbed right off!! I am a believer!! ACV is slightly irritating, not too much. I won't be needing that appointment!!


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Lb (Oregon, US) on 06/08/2014
5 out of 5 stars

Hi, I came across this site and can't tell you how excited I am I tried the apple cider vinegar for removal of a skin tag I had under my arm for YEARS. I hated it and wanted to try another method other than snipping it off. I used regular Apple Cider Vinegar from the store - nothing special. It took mine just under 2 weeks to work. I wet a cotton ball with the vinegar and held it under my arm for about 5 minutes 3x a day. After a couple of days, the tag would turn white right after applying vinegar and then would be deep red. The stuff just disintegrates them - sometimes would sting a little, but not bad. Slowly parts of it turned black. At the end, it had shrunk and turned black and then one day I just pulled it off. So easy! Wish I'd done it long ago. It works!!!!!


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Dee (Melbourne) on 12/17/2013
5 out of 5 stars

I want to share my story. I had that skin tag on my eyelid for the last five years. Use to annoy me a lot because I could never put eyeliner straight. So after reading here on this website I started pressing and kind of squeezing the bottom of skin tag where it was on my eyelid for a week then I put apple cider vinegar for maximum five times carefully not getting into my eye and voila it came off itself.. Am so pleased and amazed.. This site is truly amazing and people who taking their time out to help others.. Thank you so much everybody.



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