Skin tags are also called as acrochordon.Skin tags are small growths of the skin usually found around the neck, eyes, nose, chests, underarms or breasts.They are brown or skin colored small outgrowths in small size.There is no need for panic about skin tag .We can treat it easily by home remedies at low cost.It may take some long time but it is natural way of getting rid of it.
Skin tags are caused by rubbing or friction created by skin rubbing against skin.It is generally found on folds.Improper use of steroid also causes the formation of skin tags. People suffering from obesity or those who are overweight also have skin tags because there are more skin folds in their bodies.The presence of Human papilloma virus (HPV) and diabetes persons may have this problem.
It is important to cut off the blood supply to these skin tags if we want them to die and fall off naturally. So we can follow some of the home remedies to remove the skin tags as follows:
Onion Juice: Cut the onion and keep it in a vessel containing salt.Next morning,extract the juice from the vessel.Apply this juice regularly on the skin tag for every night for at least 10 days.Skin tag will be removed completely.
Garlic Paste: Take 2-3 gloves of garlic and make it to fine paste.Apply this paste twice a day.It will give smooth skin by removing the tags.
Apple Cider Vinegar: Apple cider vinegar is the natural and best home remedy for the skin tags.Dip a cotton in apple cider vinegar and apply it on skin tag thrice a day.Wash it after four hours.It will remove the excess cells and remove tags.
Ginger: Apply ginger juice on skin tags thrice a day to remove it.
Banana Peel:Peel the banana and keep the inside side of the banana peel on skin tag .Cover it with bandage overnight and wash it with water next morning.Repeat the same until skin tags falls.
Lemon juice: Extract the fresh lemon juice and apply it on skin tag thrice a day .It will decompose the cells and remove it.
Coconut Oil:Gently rub the coconut oil into your skin tags every night before bed .The tag should be reduced or disappeared within a few weeks.
Oregano oil: Oregano oil(Karpuravalli) is the major source to remove tags on their own. Add three drops of oregano oil and two drops of coconut oil and dilute it.Then apply directly on tags thrice a day.
Tea Tree oil : Tea tree oil provides a painless way of removing skin tags from our body. Anti-fungal, antibacterial and antiviral properties in tea tree oil works to dry out the skin tag.So that skin tag falls off on its own. Clean the skin tag and the surrounding area with soap and water and then completely dry the area to avoid any infections.Soak a cotton ball in water and then add three drops of tea tree oil to it. It is very important that tea tree oil should always be diluted or else it will cause skin irritation.Now gently massage the skin tag and the surrounding area thrice a day.
Aloe vera: Aloe vera juice helps in eliminating the skin tags within few days.Cut the outer skin of aloe vera and extract the white gel inside it.Make a juice of white gel and apply it daily thrice a times.It will drop the skin tags.
Avoid attempting to cut them off or picking at the tags .This will increase the risk of scarring and infection.Coconut oil or Vitamin E oil, may be more suitable for those with sensitive skin which prevents you from causing pain, skin irritation or bleeding.Extra cautious must be taken for the skin tags around the eye or other sensitive area.