Skin tags in people - McDowell's Herbal Treatments

Skin tags are small, soft, flesh coloured growths of excess tissue that hang from the skin. They usually occur in clusters on the armpits, eyelids, groin, neck and other body folds. Skin tags tend to stay the same size and colour.

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Skin tags are almost always benign. Skin tags are predisposed by heredity i.e., if a person's parents have skin tags, there is a high likelihood that the children will also have them.

Women are more likely to have skin tags then men. Generally, they appear during middle age. However, newborns will occasionally have skin tags.

If they are brown or change size or colour, I would suggest seeing a dermatologist to determine they are not something else. If they are indeed skin tags, there are several things you can do.

McDowells suggestions

  1. Aloe Vera, Bloodroot, Black walnut extract, and Elecampane can be applied to the skin tags and covered with a bandage to prevent irritation from clothing until they fall off.
  2. 1000-2000 mg of Bromelain 3 times a day between meals until the warts/skin tags disappear. Bromelain activates the immune system and provides an enzyme that dissolves warts.
  3. Another less traditional, but effective method is to tie a small piece of dental floss around the tag. Pull it tight. Leave it there and as the blood supply is cut off to the tag, it will just fall off.
  4. Tea Tree oil consistently dabbed on.
  5. Excess weight may be a factor

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