Skin tags are found on the neck, armpit, groin, and under the breast. Skin tags are smooth and soft extra skin that hangs off; these are non-contagious (that is, they are not transferred from person to person).
People in their old age and those who have diabetes type 2 and are obese can observe skin tags. Boynton Beach skin tags are treated using home remedies, and these home remedies have given some promising results.
- Baking soda and castor oil
Applying a combination of baking soda and castor oil on the skin tag can easily and naturally remove the outgrowth.
Many specialists believe that this remedy works by absorbing moisture out of the skin tag, and its effect takes place in two to five weeks.
- Oregano oil
Applying the oil to the skin tag can help to get rid of it. The coconut oil must be spread around the surrounding skin to create a barrier against concentrated extract, which may cause redness and irritation. Applying this method twice a day can make the skin tag fall off in a few days. This method is not beneficial for the larger skin tags.
Some botanists believe that applying dandelion milk can be an effective method against skin tags. In this method, squeeze the dandelion’s stem to extract the liquid for applying on the skin tag and cover it with the bandaid. Repeat the procedure four times a day until the skin tag comes off with the bandaid.
- Aloe vera
This plant contains medicinal and health benefits. The gel extracted from the plant is applied to the skin tags twice a day and makes the outgrowth disappear within some weeks.
- Banana peel
For many centuries the people have been using banana peels to get rid of skin tags. There is no scientific reason behind its effectiveness, and applying the new peel every day for 3 to 5 weeks can remove the skin tags naturally.
When to see a doctor
- If the skin tag is large, painful, or present in a sensitive area, the person needs help from the doctor.
- If the shape of the skin tag is increased and becomes irregular, the person needs to get advice from the doctor as it may be an early sign of cancer.
If you have observed a skin tag or any extra growth, it is advised not to ignore it. If the skin tag hurts or burns with any of the remedies mentioned above, then you should consult a doctor.