Natural Cures for Skin Tags

Scissors
Posted by Monica (Houston, Texas) on 09/23/2012
5 out of 5 stars

I had one that grew very near the inner corner of my right eye. It became increasingly bothersome, not to mention the embarrassment of having people try to tell me I had an eye-booger and then I would have to explain that it was a skin tag, not eye-crust!?! Super embarrassing! I finally got desperate and decided I would just cut it off myself.... I numbed it with ice and snipped it off with sterilized nail clippers. I didn't feel a thing and it hardly bled at all. My mom was super impressed and grossed out all at the same time! I'll never live with a bothersome skin tag again! I'll just cut the darn thing off!


Skin Tag Theories
Posted by Uncle Albert (Outland, Mn, USA) on 09/23/2012

They occur where the skin has been stretched too thin somehow. This is why they are most common in areas which also have stretch marks. I have use ice, dry ice and cryo-wart freeze products to numb them and prevent bleeding, but I would not use a nail clippers. They may crush the tissue more than cut.

Skin Tag Theories
Posted by Grandmajia (Wellman, Iowa, Usa) on 09/22/2012

I am diabetic and eat absolutely no sugar at all. This is how I control my diabetes. I have never eaten sugar because it makes me sick. However, I DO have skin tags. So how does that fit? Also, my mother-in-law was diabetic and lived on sugar but had no skin tags. Are we just weird?


Tea Tree Oil
Posted by Kitty (Rancho Cordova, Ca, Usa) on 09/18/2012
1 out of 5 stars

Tea Tree Oil did NOT work for me! I happened to have some on hand and tried it for over 2 weeks. It was a waste of time. (It stinks, in more than one way... It didn't work for me! )


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!


Salicylic Acid
Posted by Will (Rome, New York) on 09/03/2012

Salicylic Acid is used as a treatment for Plantar Warts and can be purchased at the local pharmacy

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Salicylic acid - The treatment of warts by keratolysis involves the peeling away of dead surface skin cells with Keratolytic chemicals such as salicylic acid or trichloroacetic acid. These are available in over-the-counter products or, in higher concentrations, may need to be prescribed in a by a physician.

Safety warning:Topically, as a beta-hydroxy acid (and unlike alpha-hydroxy acids) salicylic acid is capable of penetrating and breaking-down fats and lipids, making it capable of causing moderate chemical burns of the skin if at very high concentrations (such as near or actually the majority ingredient) within a solvent. It is capable of damaging the lining of pores in such cases if the solvent is alcohol, acetone, or an oil. Over-the-counter limits are set at 2% for topical left on the face and 3% for those expected to be washed off, such as acne cleansers or shampoo. Caution should be exercised when handling large volumes of salicylic acid, and protective gloves are recommended for any repeat, prolonged exposure. 17% salicylic acid, which is often sold for wart removal, should not be applied to the face and should not be used for acne treatment. Even for wart removal, such a solution should only be applied twice a day.


Oregano Oil
Posted by Bigmoose (Ocala, Florida) on 08/18/2012
1 out of 5 stars

Warning

Make sure your oil of oregano is diluted to about 10%. Straight oil of oregano will cause severe chemical burns.


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Lise877 (Strathmore, Alberta) on 08/18/2012

Since the apple cider vinegar seems to work so well for everyone, I am trying it on a horrible anal tag that I have had for several years now, left over from an external hemmrhoid or anal fissure. I have always been self-conscious about it but since my significant other noticed it, I am too self-conscious to get intimate.

I went to the Dr. to inquire about getting it removed but she said that they won't do it because the healing of the treatment can be worse than the tags themselves. She also said that it will likely return. This information was upsetting to me and I am determined to get rid of it on my own.

This is day 2 of the apple cider vinegar applications. So far, I've noticed that the tag has hardened and shrunk a little bit. I've been soaking a cotton pad and applying it to the area for 15-20 min 2x/day. The vinegar does sting but it's definitely tolerable. I might try to use the [commercial] skin tag remover if the ACV is not successful because I'm too worried about complications to try the tying-off method. I am a little bit worried about trying the freezing method, as the tag is not in an easily accessible spot... Has anyone successfully removed an anal skin tag at home? I would appreciate any suggestions. Thanks :)


Scissors
Posted by Cyb34r (Seattle, Washington) on 08/15/2012

How low do you cut the skin tag? Pull it out a bit and cut it at the line where the tag appears to join with the regular skin?


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Deb (Le Sueur, Mn) on 08/14/2012

Hello, I have a question. When you are talking Apple Cider Vinegar, are you talking about the kind in grocery stores, 5% acidity? Or a special stronger kind?


Scissors
Posted by Nomoretags! (Washington DC) on 08/12/2012
5 out of 5 stars

holy. Crap. I have had one of these in a..... delicate area since I was a kid and as I got older it was always so embarassing in intimate situations. I was too embarassed to go get anything done about it (and to be honest didn't even really know what it was.... I thought it was just some kind of weird mole) and once I found this website within ten minutes it was gone! Ice. Sterlized nail scissors. Neosporin and a bandage. Done. THANK YOU!


Laser Treatment
Posted by Lori (Pahoa, Hawaii) on 08/04/2012
1 out of 5 stars

The problem with laser skin tag removal is that they come back. I had mine removed 6 years ago, but after about two or three years they have grown back and now they are worse than before, That is why I am looking for another solution.


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Amanda (Bloomington, Illinois) on 07/14/2012

Do you have any update on your string method progress?


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Sandy (Manchester, Lancashire) on 07/02/2012

So it's three days into tying the dental floss on the big one and that really isn't too bad on the pain front, quite sore where it is tied, but nothing compared to the agony of the ACV. I have now started painting the tags with nail polish, as this is helping to dry them out and although it stings when you first apply, it's nowhere near as painful as ACV and it settles after a while. At this stage, they are still white and hard, and the tied- off one has gone very hard, and has swollen to much bigger than it was, but they are all tender. It's a case of showering after every toilet trip as it is too painful to touch any of them with tissue. Sitting down is interesting, but is possible on a soft surface. There have been two nights when the pain disturbed my sleep so far, so not that bad.

It's a nightmare really, but it will be worth it if they all come off. Altogether this has been going on for ten days now, but painful though it is , there's no going back, I will see this through to the end however. I have to do it as I am single and I am too embarrassed to have sex with anyone. I did think about cutting the big one off, but I cut a small one under my arm off last night (totally painless by the way, didn't even bleed-just snipped it right near the base with nail clippers -don't go too close to the skin, that will hurt) and decided against it as I know it's going to hurt like hell. Anal tags are not like other tags --they have feeling. The one under my arm didn't. I might cut the big one off if it dries up some more, because I could see what I was doing better with that one out of the way. Update soon.


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Sandy (Mancheter, Lancashire) on 06/29/2012

Update-- a week in and I have had to stop using the cider vinegar, it was just too painful. It was definately working, the tags have gone hard and started going black but have now just gone red. I have now tied off the largest tag wtih dental floss today and it is already turning a darker red --the cider vinegar has helped to dry them out so it's made thme much easier to tie them off. It's very difficult to operate with one hand in that area but I managed after several attempts to make a slipknot and loop the floss over the tag and push it down to the base. I left very long strings so that I could tighten it all up from the front. Seems to be working and not too painful so far, just stinging a little. Will update in a day or so.


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Natural Girl (Lagos, Nigeria) on 06/26/2012

Please any update on this? I tried Salicylic Acid on my anal tag yesterday, it hurt like crazy, even though the tip has turned grey, I'm really scared of trying it again because of the pain. I'm thinking of trying the ACV. Is it supposed to hurt?


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Sandy (Mancheter, UK) on 06/24/2012
4 out of 5 stars

I am using cider vinegar on anal skin tags. I have one large one, about an inch long, and several smaller ones. They are all on stalks and have been an embaressment for a few years now. I soaked cotton wool in ACV and first night slept with that attached, but the second night it hurt a bit, and the third night it hurt like hell and I had to take it off after about an hour. However, three of the smaller tags have gone a light grey and are very hard, so it is working --just depends whether I can stand the pain until they all fall off. Does anyone know whether it should hurt that much ? It is very painful- can't sit down, and can hardly stand up, have to just lean over something or lie down.


Nail Polish
Posted by Tatyana (Cordova, Tn) on 06/22/2012

I used clear nail polish on 3 skin tags that I have had for several years. 1 was tiny, one a little bigger and the third was the biggest, but still pretty small, The strange thing is that the 1st and the 3rd (the biggest one) fell off within 3 day, but the middle one is being stubborn and won't budge. Wondering why, ideas?


A String Tied Around the Skin Tag
Posted by Lawrence (Richmond, Va ) on 06/20/2012

Has anyone tried using a Boric Acid Solution? I am thinking about trying it. I ordered a bottle of boriac acid from amazon. I know it is a mild acid used for the eyes for pink eye when I was a child.


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Arlene (Colorado Springs, Colorado, Usa) on 06/18/2012
0 out of 5 stars

I had a few skin tags the size of a grain of rice removed from around my eyes when I was a teenager by my doctor using an electric needle that burned them off. Later, when I started getting them on my neck in my 30s/40s, I used nail scissors to cut them off when they get longish. I find that seems to leave scars and does not entirely get rid of them.

For the past few years they have been spreading and now I have dozens and dozens of tiny skin tags on my neck, my collarbone area and down my chest between my breasts and along the bottom of my breasts (where the underwires rub I suppose). They are tiny, maybe 1/4 the size of a grain of rice, and most are flat, but there are so many I hate them. They are too small, flat and numerous to use the string method or to cut off. In fact, there are so many it is next to impossible to isolate them for applying ACV or tea-tree oil only on the skin tags.

After reading these posts I bought some 5% Apple Cider Vinegar, soaked a cotton ball and rubbed it on a 4x2 inch spot at the base of my neck by the collarbone. It did not hurt and seemed to make my skin smoother. So then I decided to rub it all over my neck and down my chest between and under my breasts. I did it again the next morning and this time it burned a little. When I redid it that night it really burned, and now I seem to have a burn on the side of my neck and a bad burn under one of my breasts. The surrounding skin is very red and sore and the tags themselves are quite red and seem to have grown or are standing up staighter or something as it is easier to pinpoint them. This morning I used Q-tips to apply the ACV and tried to apply just to the skin tags with some success.

I am not sure if I should keep trying this or if I am wasting my time since I cannot leave the entire area covered with soaked cotton as it burns too much. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.


Scissors
Posted by Claire (Williamsburg, Virginia) on 06/13/2012
5 out of 5 stars

I had skin tags about three years ago on my inner thigh about three inches away from my private area. Went to the dermatologist and she numbed the area and snipped them off. Got another skin tag around the same area about a year ago. It was getting a little bigger so I knew it was time for it to go. After reading the posts here, I just decided snipping it was the quickest method. I just cleaned the area with rubbing alcohol, pulled the tag away from the skin with twizzers, and cut it off with nail scissors. It did not hurt at all. I dabbed some peroxide on it and applied pressure on the bleeding, then rubbed on some neosporin and put a round band aid on it. Would never hesitate to use this method again-just sorry I waited so long to do it.


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Debbie (Geneva, Il) on 06/03/2012
5 out of 5 stars

ME TOO... I have been doing the ACV for 2 moles. Yesterday morning the first one just fell off. I applied it twice a day for 4 days. The other one is much bigger so I know it will take longer... BUT, I am such a believer now. I am a holey moley mess... But not for long. I figure 2 per week should be fine.


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Skin Tag Worrier (LA, CA) on 06/03/2012
5 out of 5 stars

Let me start off by saying that I don't usually look to home remedies and don't necessarily believe in all of them. Apple cider vinegar, however, has me totally convinced. Those who are looking for a skin tag remedy, look no more! After reading hundreds of posts on how to get rid of a skin tag without cutting it, I decided to go with the apple cider vinegar method.

Before I actually used the ACV, I played around with the skin tag for a bit, twisting it often. Eventually, the tip of the skin tag turned a little bit black. This was when I decided I really wanted to remove it. So, I took a cotton ball and applied some ACV on it (without diluting it), placed it on the skin tag, and covered it with a bandage. I slept with it on for the first night. After removing it, I began to see the skin tag turning gray. During the day, I covered it with a band-aid. The second day, I only applied the ACV for a few hours since it was irritating my skin. I took a day off from the ACV and applied it the following day for a few hours. During the times the ACV was not on my skin tag, I covered it with a band-aid. Eventually, the skin tag turned completely black and dry and it just fell off! No pain (except soreness from twisting it and the acidity from the ACV which lasts only a second)!

In all, it took me about one week for the skin tag to completely fall off.

A String Tied Around the Skin Tag
Posted by Caryn (Schaumburg, Il) on 05/09/2012

OMG.. I tried the nail clipper route on a couple of skin tages... Man that hurt and it didnt get down to the skin without cutting my neck.. They are still there and now sore.. Not a good idea... Trying tea tree oil on one but not liking that much either.. Smells sooooo strong.. Will try the ACV though... See if that works.. Thanks all for the info.


Scissors
Posted by Kathleen (Merced, Ca) on 05/06/2012
5 out of 5 stars

I had a fairly large skin tag right below my eye that had been there for years and years that I did not like at all. Reading these posts I was trying the apple cider vinegar, also tea tree oil for a week or so, and not seeing any results. I also caught the glint of my finger nail clippers and decided I would do it, though I was scared, so I asked my husband do it. I felt almost nothing, and it was gone!! There was a dot of a scab for a few days. It left no mark! I couldn't believe it could be that simple! I've waited a month to write this but my skin is absolutely fine and it shows no sign of returning. Thank you Earth Clinic and everybody who shared their experiences.


A String Tied Around the Skin Tag
Posted by Moon (Miami, Fl) on 05/02/2012

I'm dealing with this problem right now. Yours are the details that I need. I have tried duct tape. That was just bothersome and never stayed on. Wart removing medicine, that just irritated the area. I've tried the dental floss string and it kept falling off the next day and was quite painful. Maybe mine is too big? I have courage to try the string again. I hate this thing!! It affects my life a lot! I shut the lights off when I'm intimate with my husband and hope his hands don't wander too far down to notice. It's all I think.... How can I rid myself of this without causing damage to my privates!? Freezing it off is my next step but the warnings on the package scare me that it will cause problems if it's not done correctly. Please please let this string thing work!


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Linda (York County, Southern Maine) on 04/25/2012
5 out of 5 stars

Another YEA for ACV.... I had a very small skin tag on my neck - about the size of a grain of rice, if it was even that big.... It itched at times, and just knowing it was there made me a little nuts. I put some ACV w/the Mother on a cotton ball, covered it with a Band-Aid overnight and the next day the tag had turned dark but was still attached. It's been a couple of days and just now I realized the skin tag is gone! I can see the spot, still, where it was.... It's just a bit red, but the fact that it's gone makes me a happy kid!! EC is such a great forum for sharing ideas, I can't imagine not being able to tap the information offered here! Thanks to all who share.... Thanks to all who administer this site!

Scissors
Posted by Ruffnreddy (Oakland, Ca) on 04/05/2012
5 out of 5 stars

Anne-- I used nail clippers with phenomenal success!

I sounded just awful, that little meaty snip but, it's GONE! And only took a split second (plus the hours of nervous deliberation). Relatively painless, a little neosporin, a band-aid and voila!

But, I did it! I cut the darn thing off!

Thanks for the words of "can do! " to everyone!


Scissors
Posted by Ruffnreddy (Oakland, Ca) on 04/05/2012

ICE! I've been struggling with the removal decision for years but, after having been married for 13 years and now dating... I just HAD to get rid of this thing on my neck! I hate it! It's unsightly and I'm convinced it's a turn off.

I sterilized my nail clippers and decided to read up on others methods and experiences... And ICE, totally forgot that I could numb it. Wow, so simple.

Here's goes nuthin'! (snip! )

Thank you!


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Juli (Cloverdale, Ca) on 03/30/2012
5 out of 5 stars

Well, three tags dropped off within a week. No pink on my neck any more. I have been looking at these ugly things for YEARS, not any more!! Very satisfied and convinced.


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Juli (Cloverdale, Ca) on 03/24/2012
5 out of 5 stars

I have read on here so many great things about ACV! I want to explain how ACV worked for me for my skin tags. I have always had small skin tags on my neck and some around the thin skin at my ribs. Lately I noticed a cluster of about 6 tags on the left side of my neck just above my collar bone. Tags have never really bugged me, but this area sort of stuck out and my husband noticed it after I did and kinda wrinkled his nose at them. I remembered reading on here how people wrote how they would apply the ACV three times a day and some had some success, some didn't. I personally don't have the time or memory to make sure I did it throughout the day, plus my clothes would be in the way and wipe it away. So, I tried something different. Two nights ago I purchased large square bandaids. I used organic ACV and two cotton balls. I shook the ACV very well and dabbed the cotton balls and placed them in the center of the bandaide and placed it over the group of tags on my neck and went to bed. In the morning in the shower the bandaide came off without a fight. The first morning I noticed the tags getting darker. I have done this only FOR TWO NIGHTS, this morning in the shower I rubbed my neck just a little with my scrubby. I looked in the mirror and 3 OF THE TAGS WERE GONE! By the way, in this same area is a small mole, it has not been affected at all, only the tags. My skin is only slightly pink for about 30 minutes and then normal. I will continue this for another couple days till this area is clean, then move to the tags on my ribs. I will post again, i'm sure with further success!

Tea Tree Oil
Posted by Crazymama73 (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) on 02/27/2012
5 out of 5 stars

I just wanted to say thank you soon much for this website. I can't tell you how often I am on here finding answers on ways to help my family out with one ailment or another. I just recently tried tee tree oil on a skin tag and it fell off in 1 1/2 days!

My sister had a red irritated eye and I suggested the steeped green tea remedy and she called me the following day to let me know it worked.

Thank you again for this site, it is very resourceful and allows us to empower ourselves with useful knowledge!

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Jennywren (Perth, Western Australia, Australia) on 02/18/2012
5 out of 5 stars

I had a skin tag on the inside of my arm, which didn't look that unsightly but I'd keep picking it, it would bleed, scab, etc etc. So I tried some ACV on a cotton wool ball, held it on the skin tag for around 2 mins. That was that. The next day it went darkish red, then it just disappeared. Not even a scar! Thanks EC! :)


A String Tied Around the Skin Tag
Posted by Km (Sacramento, Ca) on 02/07/2012

I have also done this with a mole. The most effective way to do this is to tie it at the base-where the mole meets your skin... Tie it as tight as you can bear... The mole will eventually die (turn black/hard) and fall off... I did not the entire mole.... It reduced it.. and, it never grew back.


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Bud (Brazil) on 01/06/2012

Yes, this is normal. It means it's working, and soon they will fall off.

What works really well too is Iodine tincture. You can get it decolorized so it doesn't stain.


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Cape0630 (Buffalo, Ny, Usa) on 01/05/2012

Hi, I am trying the ACV on my 10 yr. Old Golden Retreiver who has a skintag on his hind leg. Last year he had one and the vet removed it but it cost 540.00!! I have been soaking a femine pad and then placing it on his skintag with a loose bandage. After about a week of this the top of the skintag is dark black... Is this normal? Please advise!!! Thank you.


Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Beentheredonethat (Sudbury, Ontario Canada) on 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!


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Middlebunny (Jersey City, New Jersey, Usa) on 10/09/2011

Thank you for your feedback. I've tried dabbing my skin tags with ACV after I wash my face but it had no effect. Clearly, I need to apply the treatment more often. I'm not sure if I will be able to accomplish this as often as you did; however, I think I should be able to do the night-time/band-aid treatment to see how that works.


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Jacquie (St. Charles, Illinois) on 10/07/2011
5 out of 5 stars

I have had skin tags removed by my doctor for years until recently - no health insurance and it's expensive. After doing extensive research online, and trying a variety of methods which did NOT work (clear nail polish, duct tape on the skin tage, etc. ) but rather served to additionally irritate the surrounding skin, I finally came across the ACV suggestion and tried it out of desperation. OMG - this stuff WORKS!!! I dipped a Qtip swap into some apple cider vinegar that I purchased from the local grocery store - (cost under a dollar) and applied it directly onto this huge skin tag - stung a teensy bit but oh well - I'm too much of a chicken to try the needle/thread/cutting options suggested. I applied it 2-3x/day and at night or whenever not having to appear in public, I would put a small round bandaid to cover it up due to its ginormous size. Verrrry quickly it started to diminish in size and now is not even there anymore - just a reddish spot that will fade away. I am utterly amazed and cannot wait to inform my Dr.when next I'm fortunate enough to see him, what an all-natural totally healthy method did for me in his absense. ;>) If any of you out there suffer from these pesky, unsightly things, by all means, run, not walk to your local grocery store and get an inexpensive bottle of ACV, good grief. I might even try including a couple of tsps in my hot tea - who know what else it might do for one, from the inside, based on all of these testimonials I'm reading.

Laser Treatment
Posted by Sandra (Ottawa, Ontario) on 09/29/2011
5 out of 5 stars

Hello everyone! I lived in the UK for 3 years and found the best remedy for Skin Tags, Lazer Treatment. It takes 2 minutes and it falls off in a couple days. It seems we don't have this method in Canada!

Skin Tag Theories
Posted by Becky (Cottonwood, Az) on 09/06/2011

Skin tags are caused by too much sugar. Diabetics get a lot of skin tags and if you are hypoglycemic or hypothyroid you will see them appear when you over do the sugar. I don't know(or can't remember)why but my husband will get them when he is on an ice cream/sweet run; eating something sweet every night for a couple of months until he can break the habit and then tags will go away. I too have experienced this - usually around Christmas when more sweets are around. Most hypothyroidism leads to diabetis and heart disease. Check out Dr. Mark Starr's excellent book, Hypothyroidism type 2, The Epidemic.

Skin Tag Theories
Posted by John (Russellville, Arkansas ) on 08/27/2011

Dr. Jonathan Wright noticed several years ago that skin tags increasing on the body can possible indicate that diabetes will develop within several years. Make sure that your blood sugar is stable and your diet is good if skin tags suddenly start to pop up.


Scissors
Posted by Francisca (Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France) on 08/26/2011

Hi Debbie from Portland, once a doctor told me to just pull them out. I didn't have the courage but that goes to show that it is possible to just get rid of them!


Scissors
Posted by Debbie (Portland, Me) on 08/25/2011
5 out of 5 stars

Skin Tag Removal

Had skin tags for many years in armpit area. After other remedies not working I got up the nerve to take a sharp mini-scissor and snip off one small skin tag to see how painful it would be. To my surprise, I felt nothing. Larger ones felt a tiny bit of discomfort for a fraction of a second. Tiny bit of bleeding. Within 2 days could not even see where they were. Use clean scissors and blot with hydrogen peroxide. Go ahead be brave - a flea bite is worse!!!

Iodine
Posted by Lily (Brisbane, Queensland, Australia) on 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.


Iodine
Posted by Francisca (Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France) on 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!


Iodine
Posted by Wke (Mountain City, Tn/usa) on 07/07/2011
5 out of 5 stars

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.


Oregano Oil
Posted by Darla (Lisbon, Nd) on 07/01/2011

Maybe I should try that, as I've used frankincense and some have gone but not all.


Oregano Oil
Posted by Christine (Lancaster, Ca/ Usa) on 06/30/2011
5 out of 5 stars

I have several tiny skin tags around my neck/collar area. One was getting very irritated from my shirt. A friend told me about oil of oregano for these. I started applying to the skin tags twice a day(morning and evening). I applied one drop to each tag with my finger. In eight days, the tags were gone. Talk about saving time and money.

A String Tied Around the Skin Tag
Posted by Helga (Birkirkara, Malta) on 06/19/2011

Thank you so much for your post Elizabeth! Its exactly what I needed! I went into the hospital hoping that they would say that they are hemeroids and that they would remove them for me.... However I found out that its a fissure and that bit of skin was just a skin tag... I want it off so badly that I was so disappointed! Your post gave me hope that I will soon be rid of this thing and so simply right from home! I will try the string thing now... Thanks again!


The Fingernail Clipper Snipping Method
Posted by Randy (Rochester, Ny) on 06/10/2011
5 out of 5 stars

I haves this method many times and it does work, with little or no scaring.. I have had 100's removed by drs druring surgery and in the drs office. The tie off method is hard to get right. I have pair or clips just for this whic I clean in acholol each time I have only had one that bleed for more than a couple minutes and put a saline soaked badage on it and was clean and healing in a day or so.


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Apple Cheeks (Sedona, Az, Usa) on 06/03/2011
3 out of 5 stars

Better But With Side Effects

I got rid of a bothersome skin tag on my neck with acv. I saturated a cotton pad and rubbed it across the skin tag for around 5 minutes. I stopped as it became red and irritated. I didn't dare do it again but amazingly the skin tag fell off 3 days later! I am very impressed with acv.


Iodine
Posted by Sheila (San Diego, Ca, Usa) on 05/12/2011

I used World Organic's potassium iodide on the skin tags on my neck, particularly on the largest two. The smallest of the two shriveled up and turned black and is about to fall off, the other one is tender to the touch. I'm going to see if a couple more applications will get it to shrivel. It's taken about 5 days of 2 apps per day for the smallest one to shrivel up. It's a relief! And I didn't need to go to a derm doc--even better!

I'm dabbing it directly with a swab, taking care not to touch the surrounding skin. The p. Iodide is clear ("white"), so I'm hoping it won't leave any stains. Since it looks like people are having quicker success with the Lugol's, I'll give it a try.

Too risky, too visible to try it on my face.

Thank you much!


Salicylic Acid
Posted by Kathryn (Myrtle Beach, Sc) on 05/09/2011

I forgot to report the main reason I was responding:

Salicylic acid is the primary component in 'compound w' or other liquid wart removers. Hope this helps.


Salicylic Acid
Posted by Kathryn (Myrtle Beach, Sc) on 05/08/2011

I bought a solution of high %-age salicylic acid from "Sally's" (Beauty Supply) for callouses on my feet. So try looking in the foot/beauty section of your local pharmacy or supercenter. Decided to use it today to see if it would do anything for my tag. Going to try it for a couple days twice a day and report back just for the sake of this remedy. If it doesn't work - because it burns like fire due to the 'delicate' nature of my tag - I'm going to try iodine and/or AC vinegar and/or tea tree oil - all of which I have on hand already.

LOVE this site! Will report my results.


Dry Ice
Posted by Dennis (Rio De Janeiro) on 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!


A String Tied Around the Skin Tag
Posted by Ouch!! (Baltimore, Md) on 04/22/2011

Did it hurt for the first few days? I tried this method today for the same "area" and it is quite painful for the first several hours. I am wondering if I will be able to function (gym, going out) or if I should just go see a specialist?


Castor Oil and Baking Soda Paste
Posted by Francisca (Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France) on 03/21/2011

For some reason my eyes have been getting very dry. It all started after the plane trees near our house shed a lot of cotton wool like stuff last year. My husband has problems too. As I wear contact lenses I got very worried and reading about Castor oil for dry eyes on this site I decided to try. The only thing it did was to make my eyes swollen. As we were leaving on a trip I went to the Eye Hospital and the doctor told me that the tear ducts were blocked. The liquid tears were still coming out but no fat. Now I have to put warm black tea bags on my eyes twice a day and then squeeze them a bit all around for the fat to come out. They are better now but still try. I have read about the Manuka Honey but I have to confess that I am afraid to try. By the way, the Castor Oil I used comes from a health food store and as it has a pump is not really in contact with the air. I only put a little bit on the riem of the eye twice a day for a few days.


A String Tied Around the Skin Tag
Posted by Windndown (Kitty Ville, Ca) on 03/20/2011

I read on livingstrong asprin works well. Make a paste and use it on the tag. Also, wart, corn remover patches cut the patch a little bit bigger than the tag and put it on, may take a few days no pain either!! GOOD LUCK


Castor Oil and Baking Soda Paste
Posted by Windndown (Kitty Ville, Ca) on 03/20/2011
5 out of 5 stars

Oh baking soda, and my beloved castor oil!! I swear by both of them, did you know castro oil cured my pink eye? I caught it early and saw online add a drop twice a day, it stopped the itch and pain with one drop!!! So anyway I did add one drop to both eyes and it was GONE in one day but I did it again for one more day. I went to the Doctors for a diff reason and told him to check my eyes, I said I used a home remedy of castor oil to cure it, she just raised his eye brows and shook his head yes, and when he looked in my eye, he says he sees NO INFECTION.. When you pull my eye lid down you see a tiny bit of yellow dr says that will rinse out on its own, could be from the oil.. Im so happy with that home cure I could have suffered big time, it was awful for me the first day but urgent care was closed. C. Oil rocks!

Baking soda.. That stuff cures my gout for the past 4 years or more.. I did it one day I was desperate for help on a foot pain and read online it could be gout, so I looked up gout home cures and back then it was SOOO HARD TO FIND there were books saying buy me and learn how to cure your gout from home with simple items you have in your home already.. But I kept digging and found one site ONLY ONE, today there are hundreds.. Told me the steps I followed them and with in less than a day it was all gone, I have since tested it over and over and its never failed me!!!!


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Mgm0608 (Milford, Ct) on 03/03/2011
5 out of 5 stars

I just started taking Apple Cider Vinegar orally for digestive help, and have been searching for other uses. so, I thought why not try on skin tag on the back of my neck, it's been bothering me for years. poured some on cotton ball, held it on for about 10 minutes, rubbed gently and much to my amazement, it's gone. I keep feeling for it and can't find it, I think I need to get 2 mirror just to check it out, but as far as I can feel, it's not there at all, . Can't believe how easy!!


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Shauna (Winnipeg, Mb) on 02/21/2011
3 out of 5 stars

Better But With Side Effects

I also used ACV on some skin tags and, yes, it did remove them when I rubbed a cotton ball with ACV on it. However, it really burned my skin and after about 5 weeks, I'm still waiting for the redness to disappear completely. I must have sensitive skin because only one other person has mentioned this side affect.


Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Redschoke (Fort Myers, Fl) on 01/06/2011
5 out of 5 stars

Wow! Apple Cider Vinegar really does work! I have tons of skin tags, especially on my neck. My insurance does not cover removal of them, so just about an hour ago, I was reading this post and decided to try the ACV on a cotton ball as instructed. The result are so unbelievable! Honestly, no lie, the skin tag that I applied the ACV to is gone. The only thing left there is a small scar that I will apply bactriban ointment to, to take care of it and maybe if need be, a little fading cream. Thank you for your tip. I have a lot of work to do!


Iodine
Posted by Nim (Torotno, Ont, Canada) on 12/20/2010

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


Iodine
Posted by Bess (Calgary, Alberta, Canada) on 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!


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

Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Maria (Silver Spring, Usa) on 12/15/2010
5 out of 5 stars

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.



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