Skin tags are always annoying. They pop out of nowhere, they are aggravating and it seems like no matter what you do, they won’t go away.
You strive hard to remove them, but that’s not always the healthiest or safest way to do so. You may invite various infections with it. It is always risky to handle things rashly.
Therefore you have to calm while getting rid of them. But in the first place, do you know why do you get these loathsome skin tags?
If no, then we are here to give you all the information about them- their causes and their remedies.
What are skin tags?
It is a little floppy growth of skin tissues which can be seen on any body part; especially, on the places where there is friction of two skin surfaces, such as parts of your neck, underarms, eyelids, groin folds, or under breasts. They are painless and absolutely harmless. Although it doesn’t pose any medical complications, you want them out as they seem to spoil your looks.
Skin tags are more likely to occur in those individuals where there are fluctuating hormone levels. For example, during pregnancy and also in obese individuals.
How to remove them?
a) With Dental Floss
Tie the knot around the base of the skin tag but don’t pluck it. Leave it as it is. It will eventually stop blood flow to this part thus causing its discoloration. It will finally dry up and fall off from your body.
Note: Do not use this method with large skin tags. They have more blood vessels and plucking them off may cause severe infections.
b) Lemon juice
It contains citric acid, which helps decompose the cells in the skin tags. Apply lemon juice on it with a cotton swab. It will vanish in some time.
c) Banana peel
Cut a banana peel and put it on the skin tag with the help of a bandage and leave it overnight. Repeat this method until it falls off.
d) Onion juice
Soak a sliced onion in salt water and leave it overnight. Apply it on the spot the next day and leave it all night. Rinse it with warm water. Repeat this procedure for a week.
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