Skin tags are soft fleshy skin growths, or benign skin tumors, that most commonly occur in the folds of the skin where one part of your skin constantly rubs against another. Your armpits are ideal places for skin tags for this very reason. Most people want to remove armpit skin tags partly to make it easier to shave under their arms, and partly for aesthetic reasons when they wear swimming costumes or when they are with their intimate partners.
Armpit skin tags are relatively easy to remove, because you don’t have to worry about scarring, as you do when they are on your face or neck, for example. Many people’s armpits are already scarred because of all the shaving.
If you opt for an over-the-counter cream, you will have to wait for at least a month before it starts to die. In our family, we use Revitol’s Skin Tag Remover cream, because it always works, and because there is plenty of scientific research that shows that its active ingredient, thuja occidentalis, can remove skin tumors and other abnormal skin layers like skin tags and warts. It does take a month to show results, but the skin tag comes off in one piece with no scarring at all.
If you are the impatient type and scars in your armpits don’t bother you, you have several treatment options:
- If it has a order viagra online thin stem, you can buy something like the TagBand Skin Tag Removal Device to tie around it, or use a piece of dental floss. Tie it around the stem so the blood supply to the tag is cut off. This will not leave a scar and will take a week to ten days before the tag dies and falls off.
- If it is small and buy modalert the stem by which it is attached to your skin is thin, you can cut it off with a pair of sterile scissors. Be warned, it will bleed, will hurt, and will leave a scar. But it is an option if you want a quick fix. Apply a mild and gentle antibacterial ointment like olive or coconut oil to the spot for a few days afterwards to prevent a bacterial infection.
- If you can afford a general generic antibiotics practitioner, they can cut it out with a scalpel under a local anaesthetic. It will also leave a scar, but it is indisputably gone on the same day. If it has a stem, your GP may be able to pull it out or cut it off without cutting into your skin. Freezing treatments often need to be repeated before they are effective.
- Advanced treatments like lasers and cauterization are usually available only from dermatologists.