Skin Barnacles Home Remedies | Remove Skin Barnacles Naturally

What are Skin Barnacles?

People who suffer from skin barnacles know how embarrassing and bothersome these skin irritations can be. What exactly are skin barnacles and how does a person get them? Here are few general facts on what this skin problem really is:

  • Skin barnacles are sometimes referred to as barnacles of aging and are often seen on people who are 50 years old or older.
  • While not all skin barnacles develop into seborrheic keratoses, which are benign skin growth.
    Most of the time, these age induced barnacles indeed develop into this noncancerous benign skin problem.
  • These growths are relatively harmless and are actually more annoying in an aesthetic sense than in a health related sense.

Symptoms and Signs of Skin Barnacles

When a person finds himself or herself with skin barnacles, they often detect certain physical attributes that make them conclude that they do have skin barnacles or barnacles of aging. Here are some of the telltale signs of this problem:

  • These growths on your skin are often brown or flesh-colored and are often similar in appearance to warts.
  • These skin barnacles are often seen on many different parts of the body but do not appear on a person’s soles or on his palms.
  • To help rule out skin cancer, a doctor usually performs a biopsy of some of these barnacles, if there are a lot of these on a person’s skin.
  • These barnacles usually start appearing when a person is 30 years old and the numbers of these barnacles increase over time.

Home Remedies and Treatment for Skin Barnacles

You can treat these skin barnacles from home. Once skin cancer has been ruled out by your doctor, treatment is actually optional since these pose no threat to your health. Treatments are actually carried out by dermatologists and include removal with the use of lasers, liquid nitrogen, and even electric shock. Here are some home care tips you can follow after treatment:

  • Keep your wounds from these treatments clean to help ward off infection.
  • Do not rub or scratch your skin barnacles since this will only cause them to bleed and get infected. If you find that you are tempted to scratch these barnacles before or after you get them treated, try to cover them loosely with a with sterile gauze and bandages.
  • Apply an anti-itch cream or an antibiotic ointment on your healing skin barnacles to help you avoid any possible infections as well as keep the itch down.


  1. Lieur said:

    I have skin barnacles on my left side and they itch so badly that I want to cry. I have used Pramasone skin healer for some time but they still itch. Kindly suggest some remedy.

    June 7, 2012
  2. JJ said:

    I have barnacles on my skin over my neck, under my breasts, on my face and eyelids. They are increasing in size day by day. They look ugly and it is very embarrassing for me. I try to pluck it out with cotton but it is very painful. How can I get rid of this?

    September 10, 2013
    • PUP said:

      Skin barnacles appear more commonly with growing age. They are usually not harmful, but their appearance on the exposed areas of body can become an element of embarrassment. Dermatologists usually remove them with liquid nitrogen, laser or elcrocautery. Application of anti cellulite cream may help to minimize them. It is also found that drinking lemon juice with a pinch of pepper may help to dry the barnacles.

      September 11, 2013
  3. Diane said:

    I started getting barnacles when I was 69 and I am now 72 years old. Once they started they kept coming at a rapid pace. I am embarrassed and I look terrible. They are all over my body and are still forming. How long will this continue? They are on my arms, back, chest, abdomen, under and between my breasts, pubic hair line and neck. I have also acquired skin tags. My face is like it turned back in time and I am a teenager again with acne.

    I hate this condition of mine and don’t know what to do? I can’t wear shorts or sleeveless tops or low cut tops. I don’t feel like a woman any more. My insurance company will only pay for 15 barnacles to be removed and I have got hundreds of them. What can I do? Is this impossible to treat them?

    July 5, 2017
  4. LH said:

    I have removed 2 of the skin barnacles by rubbing garlic on them. It has worked within few days. Is there any other home remedy?

    July 31, 2018
    • PUP said:

      Skin barnacles are tiny skin tags that are usually seen after the age of 50 years. They are more of cosmetic problem. Applying apple cider vinegar may be useful to remove them. However, if there are many lesions, homeopathy medicine may be more effective in removing them. Consult a good homeopath around your house for treatment.

      August 1, 2018
  5. ANM said:

    I have found peppermint oil helps to reduce itching. Also, keep your skin moisturized.

    September 9, 2018

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