Natural Cures for Skin Tags

Dry Ice

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Posted by Scott (East Texas, Texas) on 02/09/2009
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Skin Tags -- Dry Ice! It is so simple, yet you must be careful with it. I discovered the use of Dry Ice when I was searching for the cause and cure for "little blood blisters" on my scrotum. I found someone who said that breaking dry ice into slivers and putting the end of a sliver directly on a blood blister and then counting..."one thousand one, one thousand two...all the way to one thousand five" gave the time to "fix" it. About five days later, the blood blister had dried up, and finally fell off. The skin underneath was lighter in color after the scab fell off. But, the final result was phenominal. I was embarised, not any more. Anyhow, After my success with blood blisters on my scrotum, I decided to try dry ice on my wifes skin tags under her arms. They were ugly, some were large. I put the points of dry ice directly on the skin tags and pressed down firmly for about 5 seconds. After about 8 to 10 days, they dried up and fell off. You will have slight scarring which lightens up over the course of several months, but the skin tags have not came back.

YOU MUST BE CAREFULL WITH DRY ICE. USE COTTON GLOVE WITH THE RUBBER DIPPED ON THE PALM AND FINGERS to prevent burns. YOU MUST ONLY TOUCH WHAT YOU WANT TO FREEZE OFF, AS ANY OTHER SKIN WILL BE BURNED.

You can get dry ice at your local grocer. for less than a dollar, you will have enought to "freeze" your tags and blisters, and play with the rest. I havn't tried this on moles, but it may work as well there. Try this on one or two areas not seen outside of your clothing, and see how it works out for you. God Bless!

Replied by Dennis
(Rio De Janeiro)
05/03/2011

Hi,

Thanks for posting on the dry ice. I have thought of doing that also for some tags.

And wondering how to be safe doing it, I came up with the idea to use some tweezers to hold the tag firmly, and then apply the dry ice to the tweezers close to the tag. And of course wearing the gloves.

I just found this site today, and I am amazed with the amount of information you have here.

Great work Guys and Gals!


Essiac Tea

Posted by Jane (Campbell, Ca) on 10/18/2010

Essiac Tea removes skin tags. I was drinking 2 ounces of brewed Essiac tea twice a day for 3 months and noticed that all the skin tags on my neck had just disappeared. I was taking Essiac tea just to boost my immune system. I had skin tags on my neck for about 5 years and was amazed that they just disappeared. Essiac tea is available on the internet in tea form, as tea bags, and in bulk (3 pound) herbs. When you buy in bulk the price is significantly less.


Garlic

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Posted by Suzanne (Montreal, Canada) on 05/03/2013
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Another home remedy for warts or skin tags is Garlic! A girlfriend of mine told me about the garlic a long time ago for warts. My daughter at that time had a really bad wort on the bottom of her foot. I tried the most popular wart removal agent fromthe pharmacy on it and they still didnt remove wart. I then tried the Garlic. Take a fresh slice of garlic preferably from the middle of the clove. Apply directly onto wart then cover the garlic slice that is on top of wart with bandaide. Making sure no area of wart or garlic is exposed. So put a second bandaide on top in opposite direction of first bandaide to make sure garlic doesnt fall off. Do this at night and leave on overnight. Wart should be gone by next day, if not repeat the following night. Guarentee it will be gone. The same can be done for skin tags! You will notice that it has shrunk in size by the next day. You most lijely need to repeat again until completely gone, depending on size of the skin tag. Hopes this helps others. This has been the most effective and cost efficient and least painful of all options.


Greater Celandine Tincture

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Posted by Anne (Australia) on 12/26/2021
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I noticed a skin tag near my private area a few months ago. Came onto earthclinic and followed some advice offered. I started with tea tree - neat on the skin, a few drops on the palm and then transferred direct and neat onto the skin tag. Did it twice a day, once in the morning and again at night. I kept at it for about two weeks and much as I would like believe otherwise, it didn't shrink. I gave up with tea tree and left it as is I then tried iodine. I have Lugol's iodine 2%, again, onto my palm and then neat onto the skin tag. Did it on and off every few days but I noticed it got bigger. It seemed to have swelled up and got bigger. I gave up with iodine. I left it as is and figured, at some point in time, I'll head off to the doctor's clinic and get them to nitrogen it. Didn't do anything else for a few more weeks but it definitely got bigger.

By chance I found a bottle of greater celandine tincture in my drawer. I knew it was warts and stuff but not sure about skin tag and keloids. It was a 15 year old bottle of tincture and I figured there was nothing effective about it but before I threw the bottle out, why not do something with it. I applied again, a few drops to the palm and transferred to the skin tag. Some days later, I checked it and it was shrivelling. The 'plumbness' that it felt was shrivelling. I applied it again. Left it for another two days. it shrivelled more. I applied it twice more, a few days apart each and yesterday, having forgotten about it over the festive season, I could barely find it. It was the size of a raisin previously and it was definitely less than 1/5th of the original. I will apply it again and I am quite confident I can rid of it.


Hydrogen Peroxide

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Posted by Pd (Oregon, US) on 08/13/2014
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I am 62 and a skin tag / mole popped up on my right shoulder out of the blue --- so I had my husband ruff it up with a emery board -- just slightly and then put a drop of hydrogen peroxide on it and within doing this for a week --- IT IS GONE ---- easy and no surgery --


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Posted by Deb (Plymouth, Indiana) on 03/08/2009

I have a pyogenic granuloma and was told 35% peroxide would remove it and that it would also would work on removing skin tags.I cannot deal with anything being surgically removed unless i am completely under anesthesia. will this work?

My physician wants to remove it but says it is not in her realm of expertise. I am not comfortable in having her do this procedure. I want to try other things before having it removed. If she were able to do it that would be different but when she told me she would like to do it but its not in her field or expertise then i dont think she should do it.

Replied by Maria
(Silver Spring, Usa)
12/15/2010
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Hydrogen Peroxide and nail polish for skin tag: My husband had an ugly skin tag close to his eye. He used hydrogen peroxide for about two weeks and it started to dry out. Then he got very impatient and wanted to have it surgically removed. I told him to continue with the Peroxide, which he did for another week.

Then he said it was not drying fast enough. So I advised him to use nail polish. He painted the tag with it, going under it also. In five days the tag fell. He was so happy, and marveled about how the peroxide and polish had worked and there was no scar or mark whatsoever. He is telling all his high flying friends what happened.

Replied by Beentheredonethat
(Sudbury, Ontario Canada)
12/18/2011

I have read your posts. The thing that is removing the tag is the bandaid itself. I know.. Sounds crazy but, I read online that when you cover a skin tag it dies. I tried this on my husband's skin tags (and they were large (6mm)). We just changed the bandaid daily. Within the first 48hrs, the tag became grey. Then slowly, it started to deteriorate and 'deflate' so to speak. It would leave a little blood on the bandaid each day more and more until finally one day it was hanging on by a little thread. We put an ice cube on the remaining piece and then snipped it off. Whithin 2 days you couldn't see anything anymore.

The second time we didn't even need to snip it... It stuck to the bandaid. So save yourself the trouble and burning. Don't put anything except maybe a tiny amount of antibiotic cream to keep from infection during the process. But trust me... No burning iodine etc needed!

Replied by Wisdom Ace
(Port Huron, Michigan)
12/26/2012

I had a skin tag removed from my eyelid. It was in between eyelashes. After the Dr. removed it with lazer, he sent it away to be tested and it came back as basal cell carcinoma and they did the surgery again to remove more tissue to get back to non-cancerous normal tissue. As a result, I have no eyelashes in that area. So approximately 1/8 inch of my eyelid is bald now but no return of the skin tag. the skin tag was approximately 1/8 in inch long before it was removed. Very small.


Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Glenn (Rohnert Park,CA) on 03/31/2007
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A nevus is little black pigmented spot on the skin, sometimes called a beauty spot. Mine was flat, about 6-7 mm in diameter and near my neck and slightly elevated. It's been there for probably 20 years.

I dipped a q-tip in 35% food grade hydrogen peroxide and applied it to the nevus only for a few seconds and then mopped the excess with the dry end of the q-tip. It burned a little, especially on later applications. I applied liquid vitamin A a few minutes afterwards to decrease the burning and promote healing. I did 3-4 applications over a period of a week. It fell off completely after a week and has not returned. My wife was very impressed. I'm not recommended this approach, but simply reporting my personal experiment. I've been experimenting with Bill Munro's inhaling approach for a little over a week. It appears to be working well. My energy has just about doubled and I'm breathing much better at night.


Iodine

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Posted by RM (Montana) on 01/09/2022
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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.


Iodine
Posted by Stuman (Oceanside, Ca) on 12/29/2016
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Lugol's iodine 5% does remove the skin tags but for me it took over a week of daily application for them to fall off. I put a mini-drop on each skin tag and let it dry to allow the iodine to concentrate on the skin tag. Sometimes the iodine burns but not always.

I believe the skin tags to be caused by a virus because dry ice will remove skin tags. This technique has more risk due to possible freezer burn of the surrounding skin.

Under the thread skin tag theory I found sugar may be the cause. I thought this was important so I'm posting here as well.

It's Dec 29 and I just noticed some new skin tags on my neck. One in particular is large and itchy; it wasn't there last month. The association between sugar and skin tags seems to be true for my body type. During this holiday season, I've been drinking ginger beer soda and eating other foods loaded with sugar.



iodine

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Posted by Nancy (Buena Vista, Co) on 06/26/2016 1 posts

Suffering from skin tags over my life, I thought I would add what I think on the subject. They are caused by the herpes virus in your body, which is in 98 percent of the population. Always use Vaseline to protect your good skin underneath. Once I tried to remove a lump of skin that was in my mouth, pressurized there from wearing braces, detached the corner of my mouth which has been very disfiguring and impossible to fix so far. I try to plump that area with glycerin and exercise. Viruses travel in one direction in the body and you will notice that oftentimes skin tags lean also in one common direction.

I think that applying iodine to skin tags is a great way to introduce iodine into the bloodstream thereby reaching the virus which lives at the base of your spine, manifesting itself as chicken pox, mononucleosis.shingles and in two percent of the population throat cancer.

Be careful with overdosing we all have a "full tank " capacity when it comes to muradic. acid/ iodine. God bless you! 😇.

P.s. T he thyroid regulates the level of iodine to cleanse the blood and calcium to provide energy to the body through the blood so get enough calcium or your blood will leach your teeth and bones to get enough.


Iodine

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Posted by Es (New York) on 01/03/2013
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I recently noticed a small skin tag on my chest. I'd never had one before. I came right to earthclinic, read about Lugol's and ordered a bottle online for a couple of bucks. I applied it for about 3 days, about 2x a day, I just painted it on with a q-tip. It actually worked, within a few days the thing was gone. It did dry some of the surrounding skin from the breast which flaked off, so perhaps I overdid it a bit. I attempted to put some oil & or vaseline around it as someone here suggested, to prevent the staining etc from the surrounding area, but that didn't work. The skin did come off the area but it wasn't a wound, just a bit raw and sensitive, but it's healing just fine, with a bit of jojoba oil to moisturize and heal the skin. Anyway, the thing may have grown and so I'm really glad this worked, at least I know if I ever get another one (which I hopefully don't) I will know exactly what to do. Thank you for the wonderful solution earthclinic! You rock!!!


Iodine
Posted by Annette (Branford, Ct) on 10/19/2012

Years ago I used tincture of iodine to remove skin tags.


Iodine
Posted by Valkyrie (London, Uk) on 09/17/2012

I'm fascinated by the results people are having using iodine to remove skintags, and would like to try this myself. My question is, what strength Lugol's iodine is used for best and safest result? It seems to range from 3% up to 12% and I can imagine it would make a huge difference in result? Grateful for your reply!


Iodine
Posted by Nim (Toronto, Canada) on 12/19/2010

I love this site!! Lugol's Iodine: How different is it to other iodine solutions? I have skin tags on my very itchy eye lids and also near the eyelashes. For past couple of weeks I applied Castor oil & warm compress but the tags are still there. I read Lugol's Iodine works but it is safe to use on eyelids? Also, when applied to weak, brittle nails, do they become strong? Does anyone know where I can buy it in Toronto?

Granulated Lecithin: I was going to take the granules to dissolve lipomas but I read thyroid persons should not take soy based products - is this true? is there an alternative?
Thank you

Replied by Bess
(Calgary, Alberta, Canada)
12/19/2010

Hi Nim - I, too, am hypothyroid so I stay far away from soy products. For lecithin, I eat eggs. According to the Egg Farmers of Canada, one large egg contains 1.5 grams of lecithin. Perhaps you can eat eggs instead of taking over-processed lecithin granules. Good luck!

Replied by Nim
(Torotno, Ont, Canada)
12/20/2010

Hi Bess,
Thank you for your reply. I am allergic to eggs :( - any other suggestions are welcome :)

Replied by Gokhals
(Ca)
09/17/2015
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You are very likely allergic to egg "white", not egg yolk. Try separating and eating just the yolks. They are extremely nutritious - its sad that people who are allergic to egg white, feel they cannot eat egg yolk either. Throw out the egg white or give it to a family member who can eat whites.

Replied by Stuman
(Oceanside, Ca)
12/29/2016

When I apply lugols iodine 5% near my eyes, the vapors cause a slight burning sensation. When iodine is applied to an open wound it causes a severe burning sensation.


Iodine
Posted by Karmala (Templeton, Ca) on 08/20/2010
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Just wanted to pass along my experience with tincture of iodine. I purchased some locally to use on skin tags as I had read it is instrumental in safely removing them. I put some on a bandaid and then applied the bandaid to a skin tag on my neck. Within a few minutes, it really started burning. When I removed the bandaid, I had what appeared to be a chemical burn in the shape of the cotton section of the bandaid. I don't know if I used too much, or am just very sensitive to iodine, but wanted to share my experience so people might be cautious.

Replied by Ed157
(Los Angeles, Ca, Us)
10/17/2010
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Yep, I burnt the top layer of skin off of my face. Be careful. I now have a large rectangular wound on my face the size and shape of the bandage part of the band aid, I guess the skin around the eyes is thin, I hope it doesn't leave a scar. I would not advise doing the soaked bandaid with iodine tip on the face.

Replied by Wke
(Mountain City, Tn/usa)
07/07/2011
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Apply topical iodine directly to the skin tag; do not use a bandage. Yes, often it burns, but the skin tag disappears in 48 hours.

Replied by Francisca
(Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France)
07/08/2011

Do you mean the iodine we ingest or the one we put on cuts? We have two kinds! I tried the Essential Oil of Oregano on a small one and it melted away very fast, now there is a little red mark, I will wait and see whether it also disappears. I will try the iodine in a little one on my neck which is not disappearing so fast as soon as you tell me what kind of iodine you used!

Replied by Lily
(Brisbane, Queensland, Australia)
07/09/2011

Francisca, I used the regular Iodine that you use externally for skin tags. If I remember right it took less than a week. Works wonders. Lily.



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