How to Remove Skin Tags Yourself, Complete Information

There are many effective methods to remove skin tags yourself. While many people consider these little growths to be sources of embarrassment, they're actually quite common. It's estimated that approximately half of the population at some point in their life will develop these tags. Most of the methods I will go over in this article for the removal of skin tags at home can be easily accomplished by the individual. Depending upon the location, you might need the help of someone else such as your spouse.

One point that should be noted is that tags are harmless benign growths. Occidentally they may become thrombosed. When this happens they will commonly change colors becoming purple or even black. This is usually not a reason for concern. However any tags that have changed color or begin bleeding should be examined by your physician. Occidentally, but rarely this is an indication of a different type of condition. Your health care provider may want to have these biopsied.

There are many different common terms for skin tags. Common terms include, skin tabs, and barnacles. Occidentally they are mistaken for warts. Some of the medical terms are acrochordon, cutaneous papilloma, soft fibroma and fibroepithelial polyp. Usually most people, including dermatologist and doctors, refer to them as skin tags.

The first method I will explain to remove these growths yourself, is one that's easy to accomplish. However there are two prerequisites. The first being, the tag needs to be large enough that you can easily grant it. The second being, it will need to be in a place you can easily reach it with both hands. If it's in a location that's not easily reached with both hands, such as your armpit, you will need the assistance of another person.

For this first procedure you'll need one of the following. A very fine piece of string or strong thread. A fine piece of fishing line. Or a piece of hair from your head that's at least 5 inches long. Begin by taking the string, thread, fishing line or hair and make a loop. Place the loop directly over the tag, pulling it tight at the base of the tag. If you're using a hair, be careful not to pull so hard that it breaks. Next you should trim away the excess string, thread, fishing line or hair, so it's not noticeable. Leave the string in place for approximately 3 to 5 days. After that period of time the tag should have withered and fell off.

The second procedure to remove these skin growths yourself involves the use of tea tree oil. Most pharmacies should have some tea tree oil for you to purchase. Begin by thoroughly cleaning the affected area with soap and water. Next, dry it off with a towel or simply let it dry in the air. Take a small cotton ball (100% cotton is best) and light dampen the cotton bowl with water. Put one or two drops only of tea tree oil onto the cotton ball. Using the cotton ball dab or rub the tea tree oil onto the growth. You will need to be certain the tea tree oil dries completely before covering the skin tag to ensure what you've just applied is not rubbed off. Repeat this procedure once or twice daily until the skin tag disappears.

The third procedure to remove skin tags yourself is snipping them off with sharp scissors. This method can cause a small amount of pain but typically very little. One thing you can do at home is take a ice cube and hold it against the tag for a minute or so to numb it. First you should sterilizers scissors with some rubbing alcohol. Next, pull the skin tag out away from the skin then snip the stalk at the thinnest part. A small amount of bleeding will occur, to control this, apply pressure for a few moments. Next, apply some antibiotic ointment to avoid infection. This method should not be used if the stalk of the skin tag is very thick.

Another method to successfully removed tags is using an over-the-counter liquid nitrogen product intended for wart removal. Follow the directions provided with the product the same as if your skin tag was a wart. Freezing your skin tags off with liquid nitrogen generally involves a small amount of pain. Also, a small scar might be left behind. If your skin tags are visible location you might not want to use this method.

If you decide that none of these methods are something you want to try to remove tags yourself. Your health care provider will have methods to quickly and easily remove them for you. However, this will come at a much higher cost than removal at home. If your tags are not causing pain or are not a source of embarrassment for you, simply leaving them is also an option.

Tips for Handling Seasonal Allergies in Dogs

Whenever spring or summer rolls around, there will be plenty of environmental allergens floating around the air. Instead of these allergens causing issues with the respiratory tract like with humans, they typically cause skin irritation in canines. This will prompt your dog to chew, scratch, and bite at his itching skin.

Some of the most common allergens that cause this reaction include pollen, grass, ragweed, and dander. Dogs can be given steroids to suppress reactions, but they will likely suffer a number of side effects. There are a few ways that you can help when it comes to seasonal allergies in dogs.

Allergens such as grass and pollen are abundant outside. Therefore, you will want to minimize the amount of time that your dog spends outside during the spring and summer. He'll still need to go out for exercise and to use the bathroom obviously though. The wind will really spread problematic allergens all around. It's especially best to keep your dog indoors on particularly windy days.

Things like pollen can stick to your dog's skin with ease. This will make issues even worse. You can help your dog dramatically by giving him a bath on a regular basis. Keeping the skin free or allergens will minimize irritation in the future. Not to mention, it will make your itchy dog ​​feel better immediately upon getting bathed.

It is not always necessary to give your dog a full bath, especially if he frequently goes outside. A lot of allergens will be brought back into your home on the bottom of your dog's paws. So, you can simply wipe them off whenever your pet comes back in.

Try to keep your house as clean as possible since it can harbor allergens as well. The main culprit is your carpet. Vacuum on a daily basis if you can, but a few times a week will suffice at the very least. Hardwood, vinyl, and other types of flooring should also be cleaned, ideally without the use of cleaners containing harsh chemicals.

There are certain areas in your home that your canine spends most of his time. You can help minimize problems with seasonal allergies in dogs by keeping these areas especially clean, most importantly the bedding. Operating an air cleaner in your home should help out too.

If you suffer from allergy problems during the spring or fall, then you know how miserable life can be. You do not want your dog to be itching constantly during this time of the year. Using the aforementioned tips will help significantly.