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Skin Tags Removal, What Are The Remedies?

Author : Mario Cora

Skin tags are an unsightly nuisance that often cause many of us to be self conscious. Commonly they are nothing more than a bothersome eyesore. At times, however, they can become irritated and sore. It is not necessary for them to be removed but skin tags removal is a fairly simple procedure and can be done at home.

Caused by a friction of the skin, skin tags otherwise known as acrochordons, are in no way contagious. They are found commonly in the area of the underarms or neck, although it may be common to find them in the groin area or inner thighs as well. Women will often find them in the bra line area as this is an area that is rubbed by the fabric of the bra. These are nothing more than a piece of skin that through friction raises up off the normal surface of the skin. Skin tags are not cancerous and will generally not biopsied. If left untreated they will often fall off over time. If they are becoming more bothersome you may choose to have them removed by a doctor or try one of the many home removal methods.

They can occur with just about any person although generally found in persons that are middle age. Approaching the age of 60 and over they become even more common. Being overweight will also increase the occurrence of skin tags. It is not nearly as likely to find them in young children, but can occur on occasion.

The cost of having them removed by a doctor can get rather expensive especially if it is not covered by insurance, which is often the case as it is a cosmetic condition. Freezing the skin tag is a common practice in a physicians office which will include having the area numbed by a local anesthetic. Once frozen a scalpel is used to cut the tag off. If you have any discomfort about needles that will be the most difficult part of the procedure.

Electric Cautery is another commonly used practice when having them removed in a physicians office. Both freezing and electric cautery will often time cause a temporary discoloration at the removal site. Sometimes either treatment will require more than one occurrence as the tag may fail to fall off the first time.

Less invasive and expensive treatments may be performed at home. Using scissors to cut the tag at the base can be done. Sterilizing the scissors is always a good idea. This is quite simple and if you use a small eyebrow scissor or a small sewing scissor it is quite simple.

Using a piece of sewing thread or dental floss to tie around the base of the tag can give you just as effective results as the previously mentioned methods and is for obvious reasons the least costly method there is. This is done by simply tying the floss at the base of the tag itself and leaving there for a couple of days until the tag falls off. You can also tie the floss around it and then use the scissor method.

A little more expensive but very effective is a topical treatment. These are available without prescription. As with wart removers it may take a couple of applications of the topical ointment to effectively remove the tag. There are different brands available. Regardless of the method you choose to utilize, after a short period of time you can be free of the unsightly skin tags. They may occur in other areas, however, you now have the options available that allow you the opportunity to not feel self conscious when it comes to these little nuisances.

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