Skin tags are very common and harmless skin growths that form due to friction and rubbing.


A person can have anywhere from one to over hundred skin tags on their body. These little flaps of skin are highly annoying to deal with because they look a lot more dangerous and harmful than they actually are. Luckily, there’s a simple solution to removing them, and you do not even need to make a trip to the doctor.



It turns out that using Apple Cider Vinegar will help remove skin tags.



To do this, you first soak a cotton ball with apple cider vinegar. Then, you rub it against the skin tag two to three times a day. If you repeat this process every day, the skin tag will eventually change color and fall off. It takes roughly a week for this process to happen (occasionally more) so a bit of patience is required.


According to Simple Household Tips, “Make sure to squeeze the cotton ball while you massage the skin tag so that the skin tag is saturated with the vinegar. This can be done three times a day until the skin tag is gone. Keep in mind that apple cider vinegar is acidic and it can cause some mild itching and stinging for a few minutes when you do this treatment. To minimize these effects dilute the vinegar with some water before doing the treatment.”

Skin tags are common, acquired benign skin growths that look like a small, soft balloons of hanging skin. Skin tags are harmless growths that can vary in number from one to hundreds. Males and females are equally prone to developing skin tags. Obesity is associated with skin tag development. Although some skin tags may fall off spontaneously, most persist once formed. The medical name for skin tag is acrochordon.

Skin tags are bits of flesh-colored or darkly pigmented tissue that project from the surrounding skin from a small, narrow stalk (pedunculated). Some people call these growths "skin tabs."

Early on, skin tags may be as small as a flattened pinhead-sized bump. While most tags typically are small.

Skin Tags: Should They Be Removed?

A friend of mine has a history of basal cell carcinoma (a benign type of skin cancer), and recently we were discussing skin protection from the sun. We then began discussing what types of skin surface abnormalities should be checked by a doctor, and which ones are very common and are in general, not a concern.

The discussion boiled down to: how does she (or for that matter you as a viewer), determine whether it is a mole, actinic keratosis, or skin tag? And what types of skin abnormalities should you be concerned about?

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