Remove a Skin Tag
What’s the best way to remove a skin tag? In reality there is no real “best way” since every skin tag is different and everyone has a unique skin with different methods working to different degrees. Loose skin tags are by far the easiest to get rid of and I’ll show you exactly how to get rid of it without surgery or expensive treatments.
To remove a skin tag with this method you have to make sure that it’s not a mole since it can be dangerous and very painful if it is. If it is a tag and it’s clearly a loose piece of skin that’s attached to your skin via a root or a stalk then you can use this method.
Here how you do it:
You will only need a piece of dental floss to do it. If it’s in a hard to reach place on your body you should ask a family member to help you. What you need to do is to tie the dental floss around the base of the tag. The stalk is what connects the skin tag to your skin and it’s what keeps it alive. By cutting the blood supply to it, it will slowly die and fall off.
Dental floss works well simply because it is hygienic but you can try any other thin string like a piece of fishing gut. The important thing to note is to tie is tight enough to make sure you reduce the blood supply, but don’t tie it so tight that it start bleeding. Usually when it starts feeling painful its too tight.
Never leave the string on for too long either. Take it off after a day or two and apply a fresh one. Also, make sure that it does not become infected and if it starts feeling sensitive you should remove it immediately.
Although this is a very cheap and easy way to remove a skin tag you can buy a similar product that works very well. It’s the same principal and works with tiny elastic bands and an applicator that allows you to slip a very small elastic band over the base of the tag. Similarly it cuts the blood supply and eventually the tag will die and fall of. As always – if anything looks or feels suspicious you should see a doctor. If you are unsure abut anything you can speak to your doctor about this or any other form of treatment.