There are so many reasons that you might feel upset and frustrated if you have skin tags and one of them is that you might find out that your insurance will not cover their removal at the doctor’s office. The thing is that there are many ways to get rid of skin tags at home that you can try. In the best case scenario these simple steps will actually help you get rid of the skin tags and in the worst case scenario they will not work.
Many people find success in removing their skin tags on their own by simply cutting them off. Although there is some degree of pain in this process it is usually nothing that you can’t easily handle. Remember though that you are going to need to use new tools and to sterilize them as well in order to make sure that you do not do anything that is going to cause infection.
You can easily choose how to clean and sterilize your own tools. One way is that you can just let them soak in a sanitizing solution but make sure that it is one made for skin. Another is that you can choose to hold the tool in a fire or flame for a few minutes to kill all of the germs and bacteria that could be living on it. The only thing to remember here is that you need to cool the tool before use.
You might be curious as to what the best tool for cutting skin tags off is. There are two things that work really well and they are small scissors and nail clippers. The only things that you really have to watch for are to remember to get things as close to the skin as possible. Also keep in mind that in some cases there will be some mild bleeding.
You could also choose to freeze your skin tags off like you would freeze a wart off. If you have large or stubborn skin tags and want to use this process then you will have to go to a doctor’s office, but in most cases the at home kits will do the job. It is recommended that you start small when using these kits and that you do not do too large of an area at once if you have multiple skin tags.
One of the safest ways to remove skin tags at home is to cut off the blood supply by tying string around the base of the skin tag. This is easy to do because all you have to do is tie the string very tightly and the skin tag will eventually fall off. Keep in mind if you can not see the skin tags very easily that you should consider actually having someone else tie the string around them.
Talking to the doctor about your skin tags is actually necessary in some cases. One of these is if you have seen some type of change in the skin tag whether it be shape, size or color. This is one indicator that a skin tag could possibly be cancerous. You do not really have to watch for this because it is very rare but you should be aware of the signs just in case.
Skin tags are annoying and embarrassing but they do not have to be when you can find a way to get rid of them in your own home. A doctor might be necessary in some rare cases but in most cases you can do it yourself. There are only a few things that you have to do to make sure that you are able to keep the area healthy.