Removing Skin Tags With Tea Tree Oil Can Work, Sometimes

removngstksSkin tags, also known as acrochordons, are harmless small skin growths that look very similar to a mushroom or a small piece of hanging skin. They typically have a skinny base with a larger growth at the top. They can appear virtually anywhere, but typically show up in areas where the skin rubs together such as the:
? Eyelids
? Armpits
? Under the breasts
? In the groin
? The upper chest
? The neck
Skin tags are invariably benign, non-cancerous skin growths that are asymptomatic. Essentially they show no symptoms unless they are harmed in some way via being scratched or rubbed. Skin tags are made from fibers, ducts, nerve cells with a covering or epidermis.
Some people are more susceptible to getting skin tags. Causes include being overweight, hormonal shifts (in pregnancy), genetics and more. We don?t really know exactly why they appear. Thankfully they can be easily removed with a number of homeopathic methods. The one I will discussing today is with Tea Tree Oil, or melaleuca oil. It is an oil that it taken from the Melaleuca alternifolia plant. It is native to some areas of Australia. Tea tree oil has been used for decades to treat a number of health conditions, mostly those affecting the skin due to its antiseptic, antibiotic, antifungal and antiviral properties.
It is especially effective at removing skin tags. I highly recommend purchasing a therapeutic grade oil as it will be more concentrated and not diluted by water or oil. One of the best available is through doTerra. doTerra doesn?t market it as tea tree oil however so please look for Melaleuca oil.
Once you obtain the correct oil, you can proceed to remove the skin tag using the instructions below.
1. Clean the affected area around the skin tag with soap, making sure to not aggravate the skin tag by rubbing it. A gentle cleansing is adequate.
2. Dry the area
3. Take a Q-tip or cotton ball and put a few drops of the tea tree oil on it until it is evenly soaked.
4. Apply the tea tree oil to the skin tag. You only need to apply it directly to the skin tag, not the surrounding area as you may experience some skin irritation.
5. Repeat this at least three times a day. You should see the skin tag disappear (if you follow these instructions) within 14 to 30 days. If you follow these instructions and the skin tag remains, please consider using a different oil. Some oils are very diluted and don’t have the correct therapeutic properties and you will waste your time applying it to the skin tag.
If you are unable to apply the tea tree oil that frequently, and if the skin tag is in a location that cannot be seen, you can soak a cotton ball in tea tree oil and tape it directly to the skin tag, leaving it there during your day or while you sleep at night. Just be sure to look for irritation on the surrounding skin. If this occurs stop the treatment and use a Q-tip instead to apply the tea tree oil directly to the skin tag.
Tea Tree oil has not been approved by the FDA in the treatment of skin tags, however there is research to prove its effectiveness. Many people have found using it gives them amazing results. This is an excellent alternative to try before removing the skin tag through other more invasive means i.e. surgery, freezing etc.
In addition, this is also a much less expensive option if you don?t have any type of health insurance or in the event you have a significant amount of skin tags. There are other over the counter OTC creams and solutions, but tea tree oil has been reported as the most effective, homeopathic remedy for skin tags. You can also keep the oil on hand if further skin tags appear and treat them as you find them.

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