Among many kinds of skin disorders, have you ever heard about skin tags or meet anyone who gets this disease? If not, are you considering what “tags” mean? Do you scare of catching it one day? Let’s read the news below to get more information about yourself as well as your loved ones.

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First signals

Skin tags are convex spots which are soft, increased pigments and in oval-shaped with pedicles. Thus, it is called as a tag and is similar to an attachment connected to our skin. With its typical signals, you can easily check and find out it on your body. In the early stage, they look like a small red point of needle and develop to bigger ones day by day. Sometimes, they can boost in their sizes due to the seriousness. Skin tags compose of the same compounds as healthy skin: epidermis, cholesterol and nerve cells. They can usually be seen at some positions as neck, axillaries, upper back or eyelids. Generally, this problem does not cause any symptoms or phenomena, but impact to the beauty. However, in some acute situations, it may turn to twist its pedicles, then lead to gangrenes.


In common ways, dermatologists say that skin tag is a collagen system disorder disease, mostly links to collagen redundant. It is believed that this disease is mainly caused by skin-skin interactions or some other connections with jewelries or clothes. Some patients with diabetes, pregnancy or menopause or endocrine disorders have tends to catch these benign epidermal traumas. On the other hand, it is arguing that whether skin tags are signals of diabetes, carbohydrate metabolism decline and intestinal polyps or not. Besides, a lot of clinical evidences and researches also reveal gene is one of the most common reasons. Despite a wide range of confusing reasons, it can be assure that skin tags are benign tumors and rarely become skin cancers.


Although skin tags are harmless, almost all of patients want to delete them because of appearance problems. There are many ways in treating these tags. Many people believe in folk medicines or tips retold for a long time, while the others look for minor surgeries and professional interference in order which they think to be able to remove their tags completely.

Using clinical skills has a list of common methods below:

– Cut off the whole tags: A scalpel or a pair of scissors will be used by the dermatologist or even yourself to cut it off completely. The process is easily done throughout simple steps: Firstly, rubbing alcohol around the tags so as to keep it clean and avoid dirties. Then applying a numb cotton to relief pain and after that cut at the base of pedicles. This option is not really recommended because it can inevitably bleed in large area and exposures to injection, especially on a sensitive part of the body (around the eyes or genital area, for example). In spite of that, most patients choose this because of its cheap cost and fast effect.

– Cauterization: Using heat produced from electrolysis to set fire to tags area. It needs more aftercare and takes the time to recover. The most important thing is that you have to keep the area as much clean and dry as possible. An excellent piece of advice is suggested patients ought to cover that area with a small bandage. Moreover, you must take a perfume-free soap to clean instead of hydrogen peroxide or alcohol to avoid slowing down the healing process.

– Cryosurgery: Nitrogen liquid is considered as an alternative thing to freeze these tags in order to prevent them out of developing. After several times of applications, tags will change colors and fall off. As long as you are careful, there will be no scarring, and it takes a week or two to work.

– Ligation: The tags will be tied so that oxygen, blood, and nutrition cannot be supplied to maintain survival. Before wrapping the tags, ensure their clean and sanitization. Then take a string, for example, to tightly tie it. Remember to retighten it once a day during 2-4 days after and it will turn to black then fully fall of by a week. Being a free and quick treatment, it is one of the most popular choices nowadays.

In folk medicines, we can use garlic to rub on tags’ surface directly; sometimes can get perilla leaves or essential oils such as frankincense oil, oregano oil, and castor oil for replacing. In addition to that, we can also weaken the risk by using apple cider vinegar or other skin tag removal products. However, some patients review that even though they were patient to take those methods in at least half a year or even longer time, but it does not show many good results.

Methods vary in the way to heal, price, time to work and its consequence. Each one includes both pros and cons so that you should choose the best option fitting to you. Last but not least, the most popular quote you should not forget is that preventing is better than the cures.

Jelly Jeff is a senior editor of AuthorityRemedies; that a website which is providing natural home remedies and tips to improve the well-beings. She keens to explore nutrition and health wellness. Moreover, she loves writing and traveling around the world.