You can still get a doctor to get rid of your skin tags; However, because it's generally considered an aesthetic problem, many insurance companies will not cover the procedure. This lets you pay a large bill for what is considered a fairly simple process. Before you go to the doctors office, why not try these simple home methods to get rid of skin tags.
The first option you have to get rid of your skin tags is to just cut them. It is important to note by doing so that there is a serious risk of infection if you use this method incorrectly. You should not only use new instruments for this procedure, but you should also sterilize them first.
You can clean them either by soaking them in a disinfectant (the kind of cleaning, not at home) or by putting them in the fire for a minute or two. Just be sure to let them cool first if you put them in the fire. You can cut skin tags with small scissors, but you may find it easier to use nail clippers. Just cut the label at the bottom near the healthy skin. It sounds like it hurts a lot, but it's usually not too painful. Make sure, however, to have cotton balls or bandages, just in case you bleed.
Another method of removing skin marks is to freeze them. Doctors often use this method to get rid of skin marks and warts, but the products have come on the market in recent years to do it at home. Simply find the product in a grocery store and follow the instructions. Because these kits are small and less effective than what a doctor uses, you should probably consider this method only for small labels.
The last home option available to get rid of skin tags is to cut off their blood supply. This seems slightly dangerous, but is probably the safest removal option in the house. In this method, you cut the blood supply to the skin's label by tying the string very tightly around the base of the label.
Depending on the location of your skin tags, you will probably need help to tie the rope enough. Do not forget to use a strong rope and attach it as closely as possible. You will have to tie the rope and continue for a few days. After the etiquette has been cut off from the blood supply, it will eventually die and simply fall.
Although these remedies may be effective in getting rid of skin tags, there are some cases where you should see a doctor. There are rare occasions when a skin tag may be malignant, so if you change the size or color considerably, you should see a doctor. You should also consult a doctor if something is wrong with the removal or if the entire label does not come off. Again, do not forget to be safe, sterilize and find someone to help you if you need it.