A skin tag is a cutaneous infection often confused with a mold, because of its color – skin color or a little bit darker, close to brown. In fact, skin tags are outgrowths on the neck, chest, eyelids or armpits – in general in areas where the clothes rub the skin or there is skin to skin friction. Everyone can have it and this is not a major health problem in most of the cases, although it’s bothering and unsightly. In medical terms, the skin tags fall in the benign cutaneous tumors category.
How to treat the skin tags
If you decide not to cauterize your skin tags, which sometimes is a risky medical procedure, you can always choose to use homemade remedies and have great results. This is what you can do at home:
• Tea tree oil
It is used from centuries as a strong antibacterial, antifungal and antiseptic remedy. The tea tree oil will work perfect on skin tags, making the affected area dry from inside out. All you need to do is put few drops of tea tree oil on a wet cotton pad and then rub it gently on your skin. Repeat three times daily until the skin outgrowth will get dry and fall by itself.
• Lemon juice
The citric acid in the lemon is a strong skin scrub and will slowly help you get rid of the skin tags. Just rub the affected area with lemon juice three times a day and after four weeks your skin condition will improve.
Being a strong natural antibiotic, the garlic is useful when it comes to skin tags also. Crush three garlic cloves and make a paste out of it. Apply it on the affected skin area, cover it with a sterile gauze and leave it overnight.
Regardless of the preferred homemade remedy, before using it make sure you are really suffering from skin tags. This condition is similar to the ones caused by HPV (Human Papillomavirus) and it’s recommended for you to be aware that you are carrying this virus, so you can prevent other affections associated with it.