Natural Cures for Skin Tags

Castor Oil
Posted by Debbie (New South Wales) on 04/24/2022
4 out of 5 stars

Over four months ago, I made a post about how I was able to shrink my anal skin tags with castor oil. I'm making this post to give an update.

When I initially started using the oil, my skin tags shrunk dramatically after just using it for 10 days. However, although the tags continued to gradually shrink as I kept using the castor oil, progress slowed down considerably after those 10 days. During these past four months, there were times when the tags seem stubbornly remained attached to my anal area and refused to go away, despite my efforts to apply the castor oil to them twice/thrice per day everyday. Other times, it seems that the castor oil is having an effect on the tags and is working in dissolving the skin tags as they slowly get smaller and smaller as time goes by.

At the time of writing this post, my tags are now the size of two small grapes, whereas before I started this treatment, they looked like a cluster of grapes.

My current routine now is this: 1) After going to the toilet in morning, I would carefully and throughly wash my tags with water and pat it dry with some toilet paper (then wash my hands with soap). I also have been wiping myself with tissue soaked in a mixture of epsom salt and water 2) I then rub a paper towel against the tags to dry it and remove a layer of skin cells from the surface of the tags 3) Once they're clean and dry, I then massage the castor oil into the tags and cover them with 2 squares of toilet paper (to protect my underwear and pants from being stained with castor oil). When I'm done, I go about my day.

At night before going to bed, I take a sitz bath with epsom salts in water as warm/hot that I could stand for 20 mins. I then pat myself dry, pour the bath down the drain and repeat steps 2 & 3 of the treatment

Pros of using castor oil - It's an easy, comfortable and painless method of removing skin tags. You don't have to go through painful surgery to remove them and it's a remedy you can comfortably do at home. The oil can easily be obtained from a pharmacy, which sells it as a laxative.

Cons of using castor oil - You'd have to be very patient and persistent in your application to remove skin tags with this method. This isn't an overnight miracle cure. In my case, the oil has done an excellent job in making my skin tags much smaller after months of application, but they still remain. Still, I'm optimistic that the skin tags will eventually go away as I continue this treatment.

Also, be mindful that the skin tags will bleed occasionally as the castor oil dissolves the contents of the tags, not to mention that you will also need to carefully wipe away the dead skin cells off before each application. I gave this treat a rating of 5/5 in my last post since it was very effective in shrinking my skin tags. Now, I'm giving it a rating of 4/5 as it's taking ages for the tags to go away.