Cutaneous skin tags are little flaps of skin which are often observed under the arms, on the thighs and groins, on the neck or under the eyelids. These tags of skin are usually harmless, though they can be associated with irritation of the skin and are often unsightly.
Though skin tags can be removed using simple home remedies but precautions need to be taken and one should use techniques that have been proven to be effective and are harmless.
Home Remedies For Skin Tags Removal
Here are some simple tips and home remedy solutions for the removal of cutaneous skin tags,
- Applying a mixture of one drop of tea tree oil in a tablespoon of olive oil is considered beneficial in management of skin tags. As per the Mayo Clinic, there is no adequate information about the effectiveness of the combination, however it is considered to have beneficial action. Avoid applying tea tree oil directly on to the skin, as it can cause severe burning and irritation of the skin.
- Local application of a paste of raw honey and turmeric is also considered to be beneficial for removing cutaneous skin tags. Turmeric is a strong anti-microbial while honey soothes the skin and also hastens the process of healing.
- Local application of boric powder is considered effective in burning down the skin tag and helps in the removal of the cutaneous skin tags effectively.
Not all types of cutaneous skin tags need to be treated. Some tags are too small to cause discomfort, while some tags may be big and may require removal to prevent pain and bleeding. Visit your dermatologist and always ensure that skin tags are removed under medical supervision.
There are different techniques which include cauterization (electric or cryo), surgical removal or local application of various ointments. The dermatologist would advice the best option for you depending upon your condition.
Prevention Of Cutaneous Skin Tags
There are certain factors that are responsible formation of skin tags and effectively managing these situations can help in prevention of cutaneous skin tags.
- Obesity is closely linked with formation of skin tags. Excessive obesity results in irritation and skin to skin friction which increases the risk of formation of skin tags.
- Ensure that your cloths fit correctly. Cloths that are either too small or too large may tend to increase chances of skin to cloth irritation and result in possibility of development of skin tags.
- Diabetics and insulin resistance is considered to be closely associated with the formation of skin tags. Ensure that your blood sugar levels are under control to reduce the risk of occurrence of skin tags.
- HPV or Human Papilloma virus is considered to be responsible for formation of skin tags. Getting yourself immunized against the condition is beneficial.
- Use of intramuscular steroid injections, especially to build muscle mass can also be associated with formation of skin tags.