A skin tag is a small little outgrowth that appears on your body. They project from areas that are under constant friction like under your armpits but can be anywhere in your body. Skin tags are harmless and don’t lead to cancer however they can be really irritating. Most people prefer to get rid of skin tags as they make them feel uncomfortable, others care so much about their public image that they prefer having them chopped off. You don’t have to treat skin tags but if it is a must first see a doctor to clarify for you that it is indeed a skin tag and not any other infection.
You can choose from the various methods available on how to remove your skin tag, but first make sure what you are about to remove is a skin tag – don’t assume. You can read the signs and symptoms of skin tags and compare if they match with yours, if you are still not sure then seek assistance from a dermatologist. These outgrowths occur on various parts of your body some may protrude near your eyes therefore be keen when removing from these delicate areas as you can hurt yourself. Removing skin tags is easy you can do it yourself or ask someone to help you especially in areas you can’t reach comfortably like your back.
You can choose to get rid of a skin tag naturally by using the ingredients you have at home, this process is cost effective since you are not required to purchase any medication. These homemade treatments have proven to be the best since they do the same job as over the counter drugs with no major side effects on your skin. If you don’t mind spending some cash there are natural oils from your local drug store which can be applied to your skin tag, after some time the skin tag shrinks, dries up and fades away.
The other option you can take is use of creams that are available in the market, apply them on your skin regularly and the skin tag will vanish slowly. However these creams are expensive and can cause skin allergies to some people. If you doubt you may develop side effects from using the creams then use the medical technique of cutting the skin tag, it is fairly painful and bleeds less. After cutting the skin tag clean the area with an antibacterial cream until it heals.