Skin tags are one of the most annoying things to get. They are aggravating, and it seems like no matter what you do it won’t go away.
Skin tags are very common and they are very harmless. They are a minor cosmetic issue but many people get them removed because they don’t like the way they look. They aren’t too pretty of a sight, but most doctors will recommend only getting them removed if they are irritated. Removal isn’t as easy as picking it off like a scab either. If you go to a dermatologist wanting to get a skin tag removed they will either freeze it off using liquid nitrogen or do a laser procedure to cut it out. It can be really painful and the surgery raises the risk of infection.
Apple cider vinegar is an excellent home remedy to get rid of skin tags. Skin tags and warts are caused by viruses like the HPV virus. The human papilloma virus causes an infection in the top layer of the skin, causing it to grow too fast. When this happens it forms a little growth above the top layer of the skin – this is a skin tag! Apple cider vinegar can effectively kill the HPV virus because of its antibacterial and antiviral properties.
All you have to do to get rid of a skin tag using apple cider vinegar is clean the area around using water and a mild soap. Dip a piece of cotton ball in apple cider vinegar and place it over the affected area. Then place a bandage over it and leave it for 15 minutes. Do this three times a day for several days and it will fall off!