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A Few Skin Tag Removal Techniques

Author : Mario Cora

Skin tags are simply minor growths on the skin. They are most often similar to a tiny lump. They hang on the skin with the help of a stalk. They are present in places where they might rub on the clothes. This may cause irritation at times. Thus people prefer getting them removed.

There are a lot of ways in which skin tag removal can be done. Having said that, it is essential to be sure that the thing we intend to remove is actually a skin tag. A skin tag is generally not at all painful. It is not larger than half an inch. The color of the tag is not much different, than that of the skin. It may often be slightly darker than the skin.

One of the ways to get the tags removed is by going to a physician. There are a number of techniques with the help of which, a doctor can remove the skin tags. The doctor generally removes the tag by cutting it off with the help of scissors or a scalpel. The tag can also be removed by the doctor, by burning it off with the help of a cautery tool. Using liquid nitrogen to freeze the tag is also one of the options available.

The removal of skin tags is not covered by most of the insurance companies. This is because there is no medical reason for getting a tag removed. Consequently the removal of a skin tag by a doctor is very costly. Not only is it expensive but it also has a certain amount of side effects. Cutting the tag causes pain and bleeding. Burning it or freezing it may cause discoloration of the skin. It is due to all of these reasons, that people prefer getting them removed at home.

Individuals can select one, among the various available home remedies, to get rid of skin tags. The tag is usually tied with a dental floss or a thread. This does not let the blood flow towards the tag. As a result of this, the tag shrivels and falls off. There are a lot of individuals who opt for this method.

One of the other most widely used options may sound a bit scary. The tag is simply cut off using nail clippers. There is blood loss caused by this method. However, the wound is cleaned and an antibacterial ointment is applied on it. Castor oil is another vital component, that helps in the removal of skin tags. A paste of a thick consistency is formed by mixing castor oil with baking powder. The tag is then covered with the paste. The procedure should be followed for at least three times a day. This will help get rid of the tag faster.

It is extremely important to have all the details of the technique, that the person chooses to go for. This would surely assist the person to remove the tags at home. No matter whichever method one uses to remove the tags, the probability of it coming back in the same place is highly impossible. Having said that, in case the tag reappears, it is necessary to consult a doctor as soon as possible.

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