Q. Do you know of any ointment, poultice or herb that will get rid of skin tags? I had a dermatologist examine me. He told me this skin tag was not dangerous, but the cost of removing a small skin tag was beyond my budget. Insurance would not pay.
I have a larger skin tag on another part of my body, and I’m concerned that freezing it off might leave a scar.
A. We have heard from several readers about a completely unorthodox technique for getting rid of these small benign growths on the skin. A liquid bandage called New-Skin is applied repeatedly to the skin tag for a couple of weeks.
Here is one reader’s testimonial: “I just wanted to thank the person who wrote in about using liquid bandage on skin tags. I had a small skin tag that came off in a couple of days. A rather large skin tag that bothered me a lot came off in about two weeks. I feel like my shoulder is pounds lighter.”
This technique doesn’t work for everyone, but we have heard from many readers who have had success with this low-tech approach.