How do you remove skin tags with vinegar?


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Remove a skin tag by applying a cotton swab soaked in apple cider vinegar to the affected area for a few minutes, and then washing the area thoroughly, SkinTagsGone.com advises. No concrete scientific evidence supports the effectiveness of this treatment as of April 2015.

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Apple cider vinegar breaks down the tissue beneath the skin tag growth, causing the skin tag to shrink and fall off over time with regular vinegar treatments, according to SkinTagsGone.com. For the initial treatment, a vinegar soaked cotton ball should be pressed against the skin for a few minutes. This treatment should be repeated daily. If after a few days no improvement is evident and there is no apparent skin irritation, the cotton ball can be applied for a longer period of time, up to an overnight treatment.

Apple cider vinegar is acidic, and these acids may help to break down the skin cells in the tag, Earth Clinic explains. Earth Clinic, Bradford Skin Clinic and MoleandSkintag.com highly recommend consulting a doctor before beginning any skin tag treatment, whether in a clinic or at home to ensure that the growth is indeed a benign skin tag and not symptomatic of a more serious condition.

Cryosurgery is a highly successful treatment method for skin tags, according to MoleandSkintag.com. This treatment is performed by a doctor or dermatologist and involves freezing off the skin tag tissue.

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