Skin tags are also known as Fibroepithelial Polyp, Cutaneous Papilloma, or Acrochordons. They are harmless and painless from medical point of view, but can harm your self-esteem. It can emerge randomly at any part of your body. It is very common issue and usually appear in 40%+ of all adults at some point in their life. The fleshy growths of skin can irritate you if it gets rub against your jewelries or clothes.
What Causes Skin Tags?
Skin Tags Causes
Skin tags are generally caused by the bunches of collagen and blood vessels which are trapped within the thicker bits of skin. It generally affects middle-aged people.
One of the common cause behind the occurrence of Skin tags (Cutaneous Papilloma) is rubbing the skin against skin. If you’re prone to skin tags then there are chances that they will likely to be appear where there are folds and creases like armpits, neck etc.
If you want to the risk factors that increase the development of skin tags, then there are many of them like obese or overweight people are likely to have it because they have more skin folds and creases than slim people. Altered hormonal secretions, pregnant women, steroids users, people with diabetes are susceptible to skin tags.
Skin Tags Symptoms
The common symptom of skin tags is the growth of skin. The skin growth is usually very small in diameter and sometime it may vary up to 5cm in diameter. Sometimes the skin tag have a narrow stalk (peduncle) which is commonly found in folds and creases such as armpits, upper chest part, lower portion of breasts in women, groins etc. They are soft, fleshy brownish in color and in irregular shape. They are generally form in groups on skin that get stuck while shaving, rubbed by cloth or jewelry.
Home Remedies to Cure Skin Tags
Apply tea tree oil
Tea tree oil is very effective in taking off skin tags permanently. First of all wash your skin tag and pat it dry. Now soak a cotton ball in normal water and add 3 drops of tea tree oil to it. Gently rub the cotton on your skin for about 5 to 10 minutes. Repeat the process 3 times a day to make the tag fall off.
Apply nail polish
To remove your skin tags you can use the nail polish. You just need to apply the nail polish on the unwanted skin tags 3 times a day. Ensure you repeat the process every day till you get rid of it.
Tie the skin tag with thin string
Tie the joint of skin tag with thin string piece, dental floss, fishing line and let it be like this for few days to make it falls off automatically.
Vitamin E Cream
Another best remedy to remove skin tags is the use of Vitamin E cream. Put some Vitamin E cream on a band-aid, and wrap the band-aid on the skin tag. Let it be like this for few days to get it removed automatically.
Tie a piece of potato on Skin tag
Potato is another useful treatment to remove skin tags. Grab a fresh, well washed potato and cut it into small slices. Now place the slice upon your skin tag. Wrap it with a band-aid and let it be for few minutes. Repeat the treatment until the skin tags removes permanently.
Apple cider vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is among the best solutions to deal with skin tags. Dip the skin tag in the moderate warm water for an hour, after that let it be dry. Now dip a cotton ball in the apple cider vinegar and put it on your skin tags. Let it be like this for about 15 minutes to make it falls off. Repeat this whole process twice a day to remove it completely.
Lemon juice contains citric acid and a powerful antiseptic that help to dry out the skin tags by decomposing the cells. Take a fresh lemon, apply its juice directly to the skin tag, and leave it for at least 10-15 minutes. Repeat this whole process three times a day to make the skin tag falls off.