Skin tags are completely benign and harmless. They are usually not painful unless they are irritated or chafed. They can be annoying, be unsightly and get in the way when they grow in places like our eyelids. Their causes are uncertain. Some home remedies can be used, or your doctor can remove them. It is a short and easy process. Here we will discuss a few ways to remove the skin tags from your eyelids.
- Skill level:
- Moderately Easy
Things you need
- Dental floss
- Sterile scissors
- Sterile nail clippers
- Mole remover
- Wart remover
- Cotton swab
- Hydrogen peroxide
- Antibacterial ointment
Tie a piece of thread or dental floss around the skin tag, then cut it off with sterile scissors or nail clippers above the thread or dental floss.
Tie a piece of thread or dental floss around the skin tag. Leaving it there for a few days will allow the tag to fall off on its own. This can be done if you do not feel comfortable cutting it off.
Dry up a skin tag to help it fall off fast. Apply mole or wart remover to the skin tag using a cotton swab. Apply only a small amount to the skin tag, and be careful not to let it get into your eye. Apply the mole or wart remover every day for approximately four weeks. It will dry up, then fall off.
Clean the area where the skin tag used to be, using hydrogen peroxide. Then apply antibacterial ointment until the area is completely healed.
Go to your local dermatologist (skin doctor), family physician or eye specialist (ophthalmologist) if you do not feel comfortable removing the skin tag by yourself. He will remove it without anaesthesia, quickly and easily. Having it removed by a professional will lower the risk of harm coming to your eye.
Tips and warnings
- Your eyes are very sensitive. Practice extreme caution anytime you are using scissors, nail clippers, thread, dental floss, wart or mole remover, hydrogen peroxide or antibacterial ointment. All of these things can be dangerous if applied in a careless manner.
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