Are you suffering from irritating skin tags that get used in your jewelry or clothes? While tags generally may not be dangerous to your health, they are completely annoying! The good news is that you do not have to be plagued with tags forever. There are many tag removal techniques that can be done at home using items you may already have in your medicine cabinet.
The first step in removing a tag is making sure that you actually have a tag and not some other skin growth. Tags are characteristically small, with a flap-like appearance. They grow very slowly and generally match your overall skin tone.
Have you determined that you really do have a skin tag rather than another kind of skin growth? If so, it's time to consider your removal options. One of the more popular ways to remove a tag is to clip it off with scissors or nail clippers. You must keep sterility in mind if you're going to clip the tag. Sterilize the tag and surrounding two inches of skin area with alcohol. Allow the area to air dry. Do not forget to also sterilize the clippers or scissors that you are going to use. Let them sit for a few minutes in a small bowl filled with alcohol, lay them on a paper towel and let them air dry.
Tie a piece of thread or dental floss around the skin tag. The thread or floss has to be tight enough to constrict blood flow to the tag. At this point, you may choose to place an ice pack over the tag for a few moments to reduce any possible discomfort. If not, you can proceed to clip off the tag using a straight, even movement. There may be minimal bleeding, depending on the location and size of the growth. Cover the area with a bandage if necessary and keep the area sanitized with alcohol for forty-eight hours.
Skin tag removal without the cost and hassle of a doctor's visit is easily realized using the method described above. In no time at all you'll be (safely) tag free.
Source by Gerrica Watson
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