The problem with self-banding at home is that often the use of a small rubber band or dental floss can not easily be placed onto the Anal Tag and is not tight enough. A small rubber band doubled or tripled will often slip down the flesh and not stay in the correct position. Dental floss can soften with moisture and come untied. After a couple painful failures, I have found the perfect solution. You want to use a small O-ring designed for plumbing and the lower half of an older "click style" ball point pen. The O-ring I used came from a "True Value" hardware store and measures 1/4" outer diameter and 3/16" inner diameter. Danco Inc. STK NO 35775B with UPC code 0-3715535775-8. Unscrew the ballpoint pen at it's center to utilize the pen's lower half as an applicator. Place the O-ring onto the small end of the pen body where the tip of the refill would normally protrude. Slide or roll the O-ring to the opposite end of the pen tube to expand it to 3/8" diameter, positioning it right on the edge of the applicator opening. If there is a threaded section, cut it off with a hack saw and file smooth. If the Anal Tag is larger than 3/8" diameter, continue to slide or roll the O-ring onto a larger diameter cylinder such as the end cap from a different style pen. Once the expanded O-ring is positioned on the end of a properly sized cylinder, place it over the Tag and slide it all the way down to the base of the Tag. Finally, roll or slide the O-ring off the applicator and onto the base of the Tag. You will feel a sharp pinching sensation followed later by a burning sensation. This is normal as the blood supply to the Tag has been cut off. For me, the pain level had reached an 8 out of 10 so I took a 325-5 Hydroncodon tablet left over from an old prescription. If you don't have an Opioid, Tylenol can be used but avoid blood thinners like Aspirin or Advil as there will be some minor bleeding. An hour later, my pain level dropped to zero and then 6 hours later, it slowly returned but was only a level 2. By the next day, there was no pain at all and the Anal Tag had turned purple. Normally, this strangulation method causes the Tag to fall off in 5 to 7 days.
After reading on here about skin tag removal I thought I'm doing it!! I've had this for years but I am sure it's grown as now it's a lot more noticeable and I'm so concious of it! I read about someone using the tag-band kit. So I got one. The tag it quite large but there's a part of it that is sort of pointed off which is the bit I'm on edge about when doing certain things. So I figured even if I just get that part off it will look miles better! Anyway I put the band on yesterday and I could only get t to sit around half way down the tag. All these reviews about excruciating pain you have definitely banded round a nerve! Cause for me I had mild pain I put it on around mid day and kept checking it, it went pale, then by the end of the day purple. It did hurt a bit last night but I had some paracetamol and went to bed. I woke up at around 3ish for the loo and had a quick look at it. It was a really dark red. Not quite black yet. I reckon if it doesn't fall off today it probably will tomorrow. No pain whatsoever now either! Was expecting it to really hurt today. Anyone thinking of doing it I would definitely recommend it. Kit is off amazon was £15
Hey guys, just thought I'd share my experience as this forum has been stalked by myself for almost a year now. I've had a largeish (I think) tag on my bottom for years now. It started as a small hem about a 10-15 years ago when I was in my very early 20s and was just a tiny little fold of skin, however the past few years it had grown to the size of a flat raisin. About 1x0.5cm. It's right on the edge of my anus next to my perineum. It's slowly destroyed my confidence as I felt revolting, and couldn't stand my partner going anywhere near the area.
I've been researching home remedies for a while now as I was told by my doctor "ignore it" even when I explained the damage it was doing, sounds stupid to be so worked up over something so small but it's made me feel awful for a while now.
I read up on this forum and eventually bought the tag-band kit, I banded it as soon as it arrived then immediately freaked out and took it off again. I've left it since but finally the other night decided I'd had enough.
I put two bands on as the first one didn't quite sit flush. It didn't hurt really, just a slight ache. The first night was fine, it went a kind of purpleish colour and just slightly throbbed. Yesterday was the same but it got slightly more painful as the day went on. Last night I can admit it was pretty sore, felt like cramps almost, I put some lidocaine cream on it and took a couple of Nurofen and managed to get an ok sleep.
Today I checked it and it's gone black and a bit hard/dry at the end so it looks like it's maybe properly working. I'm trying not to get too hopeful just yet, but it's at least doing something. And the pain is much better, still taking ibuprofen just in case and to reduce any swelling it might want to do haha.
I'll keep updating here as it goes. :)
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I have visited this thread many times. A little backstory on me: I'm 27yo single mom of 1, 110 lbs. When I was pregnant, I was blessed with hemorrhoids. They were THEE worst. I was assured by my doctor that they would go away. Well, they shrank, but left giant skin tags surrounding my rectum. My buttonhole literally looks like a flower, only it's not pretty at all. The tags are significant in size. One, closest to my vaginal area, is literally the size of a quarter. And it's not just a neat little tag either; it's folded around the curve of my butthole, so no matter how hard I tried the flossing/banding method, there was no way it was going to heal right even if it did work, but the stupid floss wouldn't stay on it for more than a night anyway. I've gone in and out of phases with dealing with the tags. I"ve had sex where I've worried about them being noticed, and it's so god-awful embarassing. And now that I'm entering a new relationship, with sex on the horizon, he's bound to notice that my backside isn't what a typical backside looks like. And not to toot my own horn (no pun intended), but I have a very full butt, and he loves that, so I mean...he's going to want to go exploring, you know? And the thing is, I WANT to be comfortable enough to let him. Not only that, but they are literally a pain in the arse to keep clean. They get irritated, they can cause itching...it's just a terrible problem to have, and I'm glad I found this board because it has made me feel better and given me hope.
ANYWAY. Tonight, I was examining everything, and I noticed a brand-new little tag popping up, almost from inside the rectum. It wasn't inside, but it was close. It was in a very tender spot. It was small and bright pink. And the sight of it flipped me into a rage. I gathered what supplies I had - brand new cuticle cutters, hydrogen peroxide, and gauze. And I cut that tag out. It was surrounded by other tags that are older and less sensitive, but for some reason, that little tag just pushed me over the edge. It pinched sharply for just a few seconds. And then it was gone. Almost like popping a big sensitive zit. I'm not afraid of blood at all, but the blood was bright red and there was quite a bit of it for such a small tag. I quit trying to absorb it with gauze and instead just hopped into the shower and cleaned the whole area, patted it dry with a clean towel, used gauze to put more hydrogen peroxide on it, and packed it with gauze, and it wasn't bleeding at all. Doesn't hurt a single bit right now, and I just did it ten minutes ago. I"m laying on my tummy to reduce blood flow. Tomorrow, I am going to get the Emla numbing stuff that someone mentioned, and some Neosporin, and I'm going to tackle the biggest tag. Once it's done, I know I will feel so liberated, so long as it is properly cared for and kept clean.
I am not a doctor - though I have been to one since this tag situation arose four years ago, and he a) made me feel SO embarrassed and b) told me that if I demanded surgery, it wouldn't be covered by insurance and I would be laid up for TWO to SIX WEEKS (like, literally unable to work). Um, no. So I tried everything: herbal treatments, ACV (which hurt and irritated the crap out of my skin around the tags - it's kinda hard not to let it have contact when it's between your friggin' BUTT CHEEKS - and even clear nail polish. None of them were strong enough for these very prominent skin tags. They might work on smaller ones, but for people like me, it seems like CAREFULLY cutting them off is a less painful, faster option. I wish you all the best of luck, and I'll keep you posted on my journey to hopefully a more normal-looking butt. Cheers!
I can't take it anymore!!! Hard to clean skin tag the size of a peanut has plagued my behind for over a year, I have spent the last couple days poring over forums on how to resolve this issue at home(DIY).. Friday I painfully put 3 small rubber bands(for very ends of hair) over the growth (doubled rubber bands).. Shooting pains!! Ouch!! Laid around miserably till I fell asleep, woke up and was not quite as uncomfortable when not moving, it's now Sunday afternoon and I attempted to numb area with an ice cube, apply Orange, use an art scalpel, and slice off, HECK NO was this happening today!! Got the heebee geebees, washed up area , actually removed two of the rubber bands, still have main one on, as I read from others I do think the pain is more the skin underneath and around the band . I am going to leave everything alone for now, will keep updating!
Has anyone tried using a skin tag removal medication -- cryotherapy? Like Verrukill or Compound W?
I have tried everything for my anal skin tag! I just recently bought tag away off of amazon to attempt do it yourself ligation a 3rd time. The first 2 times it was done with floss, and it was a disaster. 8 would highly recommend buying this instead of using the floss. It makes it much easier. Anyway, my boyfriend helped me get the band on there and for the first 2 days it hurt bad. On the 3rd day it turned black. Then the rubber band fell off.. Inot happy at all about that. The skin underneath is so flared up that I can't even put another rubber band on it. So I am resorting to tea tree oil now to hopefully keep killing the thing. It's still dark black but not dried up yet. Will keep updated in comments
I'm really at my wits end, after my pregnancy I have been left with what can only be described as a massive skin tag. My doctor shrugged it off and said wouldn't do anything. I tried to tie off with dental floss but it was agony and had to cut it off with great difficulty as it was so tight. I purchased the cone (medium to large) online with the band but despite this being large I couldn't get my skin tag into it. Even with help I wouldn't (not that I have asked anyone) I a single mum and recently met someone but I'm terrified of the prospect of taking things further as I know he will see/feel it. It is depressing me and stressing me and making me so self conscious. I have visions of me being alone the rest of my life because of the stupid ugly thing! HELP PLEASE!!
This was probably one of the bravest things I have done in my life, but I am so glad I did it. I am 25 years old, and I have had two anal skin tags since I was like 15, it's so hard to clean, and it makes me so self conscious I hate it. I have asked severl doctors to remove it for me and they wouldn't, so I finally decided to take matters into my own hands. I tried the tying it method, it didn't work. I tied it on the 22nd and left it for about 9 days, nothing was happening. The first 3 days it went a bit yellowish, but then the 4th day it went back to its normal pink colour, and it was just hanging there... And now with this annoying knot around it. (I used tea tree oil every day on the tag though, and I think that made the tag easier to cut). On the 10th day I decided I would just cut it. I purchased some Emla cream(this stuff is amazing!) you can purchase them at any pharmacy store. I used the cream and left it on for a good 45min. I had also asked the doctor to write me a prescription for Amoxicillin for a gum infection, and what I did was I opened up the capsules and poured the powder into a bottle. I couldn't cut the tag myself because it was too close to the anus, and I was afraid of cutting it too deep, or not deep enough, so I asked my mom to help me cut it. I started by cleaning the Emal cream from around the area with an alcohol swab, then I cleaned my scissor with an alcohol swab and gave it to my mom. When She cut the tag it bled a little, but the pain was bearable, thanks to the Emal cream I honestly didn't feel much. Once she cut it, she cleaned around the areas with an alcohol swab and poured my amoxicillin powder on a gauze pad, placed it on the area and used bandage tape to secure it. I took some naproxen after, slept for a couple hours and when I woke up, there really wasn't much pain. Today is the 2nd day, and my wound has already healed, the amoxicillin I used really helped with healing the wound fast :) Tomorrow I will be cutting the 2nd tag, since the first one has already healed so well I just want to get the 2nd one done and over with too. If you do decided to go ahead with cutting it, you will need a pair of sharp scissor, Emla cream, Alcohol swabs, gauze pads, bandage tape and Amoxicillin capsules which you can open up and use the power on the wound after you cut it. If you can't get a prescription for amoxicillin, you should get some Betadine instead, that will be helpful for cleaning the wound and preventing it from getting infected as well. I promised myself that if I did this and it was a success, I would share my story so that I can be of help to anyone else who has these horrible skin tags. To be truthful I was scared, and it took me several tries to finally cut it, every time I would prep everything and when it came time to cutting it, I would chicken out and sometimes drop a few tears lol. But honestly just do it, if you are thinking about it, it will be worth it. A little bit of pain, and you will be free from the tag forever. If you can get someone to help you, it will make it much easier and safer. I hope this was helpful to you you guys, and I wish you all the best! You
I have had an anal skin tag for years after a hemorrhoid healed incorrectly. I am a huge wuss about pain and would never do the dental floss method, plus I don't believe in having surgery unless it's really warranted, so I just take some extra fiber with my tea and eat lots of vegetables to keep my stool from getting too hard. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn't.