Q. What is the home remedy for getting rid of skin tags on the neck?

A. Dermatologists can remove skin tags surgically. Some readers of this column also report success with a liquid bandage called New-Skin. Although this remedy doesn’t work for everyone, here is one testimonial: “I tried the liquid New-Skin on my skin tags.  I apply two coats one time per day. Within a week to ten days, they shrivel up and fall off. Thanks for a great tip!”

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  1. tealnrose

    I had a skin tag about the size of a nickel on top of my head. I used apple cider vinegar at least 3 times a day applying with a Q-tip. It took about 3 weeks but is completely gone.

  2. robert d

    APPLE CIDER VINEGAR WORKS!!! I had a skin tag in the front of my armpit area. I tried some home remedies like nail polish remover… that didn’t work, it just made it very irritated and it hurt. Apple cider vinegar worked… I put some apple cider vinegar on a cotton ball, put that on top of the tag with a band aid over it and went to sleep. When I woke up in the morning I took off the band aid and the tag fell off… It was that easy!!! I had the cotton ball on for at least 12 hours.

  3. robin

    I have them around my eyes and I am afraid to use just anything. any ideas?

  4. Jean L

    I have removed several skin tags from my neck with store-brand liquid bandage. I didn’t cover them with bandaids and it worked every time.

  5. Jeb805

    I have used liquid bandage (even the drugstore brand works) on skin tags with good success. Brush on 2x/day. The key is to cover it with a band-aid. They will fall off within 7-10 days.

  6. DL

    I have a skin tag in the area of my underwear line and its really sore so I can’t wear underwear. I would like to know how to get rid of it. Thank You.

  7. JK

    I use white hospital tape. It is like paper, but stays on in the shower. (You can buy it at the drugstore.) Cover the skin tag and change tape every 3 days until the skin tag is gone.

  8. LO

    Will these techniques work for a skin tag on my underarm area?

  9. VH

    I tie them off with white thread… they shrivel-up and die! Sometimes takes several days… Watch for redness/signs and symptoms of any complications…

  10. vb

    I have used castor oil with success to remove skin tags. I apply a little to the tags daily, usually at bed time. It usually only takes about a week.

  11. JT

    I have a home remedy for skin tags that I learned from my mother, who learned if from her mother-in-law: potatoes! For as many consecutive nights as necessary, tape a small slice of fresh white potato over the skin tag. I’ve tried it, and it works on small ones. I think I lose patience for the larger ones!

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