Natural Cures for Skin Tags

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.

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.


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?


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!!!

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.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Ash (Baltimore, Maryland) on 11/22/2010

I read on here that Apple Cider Vinegar helps to remove skin tags so one night I just had to try something and quick started to soak a cotton ball and some nights a panty liner to remove skin tags I had "down there" which was really embarassing I didnt even want to get intimate because of them and I slept with them on and took them off in the am and washed the area within a week they dried up and fell off I did this last year and havent had them come back WOW I CANT BELIEVE THIS REALLY HELPED I LOOVE THIS WEBSITE!!!

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 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 Karmala (Templeton, Ca) on 08/20/2010
0 out of 5 stars

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.

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.


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 Meg (Newcastle, Australia) on 08/11/2010
5 out of 5 stars

I've used Lugol's on a neck skin tag - it's gone entirely in 4 applications. I'd recommend to anyone who has a tag too large for clipping. Thanks so much Earth Clinic and everyone!

Lavender Oil
Posted by Cori (Plainfield, Nj) on 05/11/2010
5 out of 5 stars

I had an annoying skin tag right near the inside corner of my eye. It was about 1/8" and I was beginning to be able to see it. I used straight lavender oil because I often use it for skin problems and I prefer the scent. It worked within a few days. Just be very careful around sensitive tissue like eyes and genitals. What a relief!


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


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.


A String Tied Around the Skin Tag
Posted by Mikex (Sacramento, Califonia) on 12/08/2009
5 out of 5 stars

Skin Tag Removal..2 methods

I used to have skin tags on an off from my teen years thru my 30's. But I discovered 2 good solutions on my own.

The first; I used to tie off the base or root of the tag with sewing thread. You can do this by yourself. Make a "loop" in a long piece of sewing thread. Then you put it over the tag. Pull the tag away from your body with tweezers and then pull the string real tight. At this point you can make a second loop and double it around he base of the tag, making a knot. It cut off the circulation of nutrients/blood to the skin that the tag was made of. They turned black and drop off in 3-4 days.

The second, fast method; Hold the tag away from your body with tweezers. Heat an exacto blade over a candle flame until it is red hot. Slice off the tag at the root. It's a small area and pretty painless. The red hot exacto blade cauterizes the cut. This works great. You can get rid of them all very quickly with not much inconvenience and no waiting .

I never had any marks or scarring from either method.

A String Tied Around the Skin Tag
Posted by Vicki (Nashville, Tennessee, Usa) on 10/05/2012
5 out of 5 stars

I have used this method with sewing thread or even a long hair from your head. It works. It takes several days but it cuts the blood supply and eventually it "dies" and falls off. It will begin looking dried, hard and black and then fall off. Once it starts looking "dead", as described, you could (if urgency is needed) help it along by clipping it off but I prefer to wait until it does it naturally. The problem of course are the ones that don't stick out enough to get thread or hair around the base of it.


Iodine
Posted by Simone33 (Burlington, Nc, Us) on 07/30/2010
5 out of 5 stars

I can't get over the amazing results of this simple remedy! When I read about it here I honestly didn't think it would work at all. Well let me share that it took my tag out in only TWO applications! I have around 15 skin tags on my neck. I got them when I was pregnant (very common) and had them removed by my dermatologist years ago. They all came back (again, very common) and then some. I had one tag that was very painful. It felt like a fire hot needle when my shirt would touch it. I couldn't see it because it was on the back of my neck so I asked my husband to apply the iodine. He said it looked like a stick of wood growing out of the tag! I thought, great! The iodine surely won't work on this bad boy! After the very first application I had immediate relief and vitually no pain afterwards at all. I didn't get my hopes up though. I had him apply it again the second night and when he went to apply it the third, he said it's gone! ! ! I couldn't believe it. I figured the iodine just relieved the pain, I had no clue it would work, and work so fast. But sure enough it was gone! Here's what we did: He took the iodine dropper and saturated the tip of a Q-tip with about 8 drops and simply coated the tag. I'm still reeling from the results and can't wait to get to work on the rest of them nasty little boogers. Thank all of you for letting us know about this simple, miraculous remedy!


Iodine
Posted by Tara (Palmerston North, New Zealand) on 06/23/2009
5 out of 5 stars

I applied lugols iodine a few times (or when I remembered) on a small skin tag under my arm (that I'd had for a few years) and always had to shave around. I then suddenly noticed about 3 weeks later it was gone! I then tried another skin tag and this time applied a drop or so every day and this time watched it gradually disapear over another period of about 3 weeks. Yeah! No more skin tags!

Iodine
Posted by Sal (Stoneboro, Pa, Us) on 07/22/2010
1 out of 5 stars

I tried Lugol's iodine for 3 weeks on my small skin tags on my neck and no difference. I tried a combination of bloodroot and iodine to see if this would help, nothing. I wish I had the same results as everyone else. I have applied twice a day and paint it whenever I have the opportunity. It has the same affect as just plain water.


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?


Iodine
Posted by Tina (Edgecomb, Maine USA) on 02/24/2009
5 out of 5 stars

Iodine has taken care of my skin tags - Ive been using it for about a week on several small tags around my neck and upper chest (treating them once a day )and they're going or gone. - I'm telling everyone about your site I think it's wonderful


A String Tied Around the Skin Tag
Posted by Cynthia (Atlanta, GA) on 01/24/2009
5 out of 5 stars

I have skin tags on my neck, armpits, stomach and face. I have tried tying the skin tags with string , which has worked for me 100% of the time. Usually the skin tag will fall off after 4 or 5 days, does not leave a scar. But I would like to know what can I use on my face for skin tags, I obviously could not walk around with a string tied to my face. I have read other remedies for skin tags, but not sure which method is best for the face.

Castor Oil and Baking Soda Paste
Posted by John (Anderson, SC USA) on 01/15/2009
5 out of 5 stars

Remove skin tags, moles, etc: A Cayce Remedy that worked for me was mixing castor oil and baking soda into a paste and apply cover with a bandaid is necessary refresh it till it disappears.Worked every time. John

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Tina (Willingboro, NJ) on 11/14/2008
5 out of 5 stars

YOU WILL BE AMAZED!!!!
ACV must be the best stuff ever! I had skin tags for years now. Especially after having my twins. Mine always looked like little balls instead of the flat ones. They would sometimes itch too.

Anyway, I was researching some remedies and was going to cut them off. It takes a lot of nerve for me so I couldn't. I saw one post on another site that said to put ACV on a cotton ball and leave it on the tag for at least 10 min. Then start to rub it back and forth and in circles.

Right before your eyes you will notice it starts to lighten in color then seem to stretch a bit and get smaller and smaller. Finally it almost disappears except for a clear tiny sack. I then cut this off with sterilized scissors. (I probably could have kept rubbing but got impatient.) There was no pain at all. Just some tingling while rubbing.

It's been a week so I don't know if they come back or not but I will do this again if they do!

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!


Aspirin
Posted by Marianne (Los Angeles, CA) on 10/20/2008
5 out of 5 stars

Aspirin to remove skin tags

I had a small skin tag underneath my chin. Since I was too squeamish to "rip it off", I crushed an aspirin, mixed it with a few drops of water and put it on the skin tag. Then I put a band aid over it and went to sleep. When I woke up the tag had shriveled up & it fell off when I washed my face. Aspirin's worth a try if you have skin tags-at least you won't have to worry about bleeding or infection.


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.


Scissors
Posted by Vanessa (Ontario) on 02/26/2014
5 out of 5 stars

I had a skintag in my arm pit that had been bothering me for a while. I read posts above and decided to try.

I just iced the area for three minutes with an ice cube and sterilized a regular pair of scissors. The skintag was kind of wide at the base so I decided to twist it. Everyone was right! Very little pain and small amount of bleeding!! Yay!!


Iodine
Posted by Alice (Scottsdale, Az) on 11/05/2009

I don't recall anyone telling someone to scrape their skin tags with a knife. Maybe you infected it and inflamed it by doing so. It would appear that most people applied it to untouched and un-wounded skin tags, using band-aids, etc.


Iodine
Posted by KellyK (Little Silver, NJ USA) on 04/11/2008
5 out of 5 stars

I tried the iodine for my skin tags and it worked!! I had about 9 small skin tags around my neck from when I was pregnant.They were really starting to bother me and just looked so unsightly. I spend $1.69 on the iodine at the local drug store, put it on the skin tags twice a day. After 1 week most were gone but the stubborn ones, they took 2 weeks. The area around them also became dry so be sure to use some anti bacterial cream once they fall off. Im so glad I found this site, now i can enjoy the summer and not worry about those annoying skin tags.


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!



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