I have found the most painless and simple solution! Had a skin tag for years and tried multiple times to tie it off however it either became too painful or the string came off in the night. Recently I had enough of it and thought I would tie it off once and for all however after 3 days the pain was unbearable and I was unable to sleep, I then tried freezing it off, this did nothing but cause infection, after a nightmare 2 weeks I decided to just cut it however this is more painful than many of the stories I have read make out so after many failed attempts I bought a cream called EMLA which completely numbs the area and is designed for this particular use, left the area smothered for 10 minutes and cut with sharp scissors, I felt a slight pinch but basically nothing and I'm so relieved to have it finally gone! It bled a fair bit so I smothered the area with antiseptic and applied cotton padding. This is honestly the best, quickest and most painless solution! I also had painkillers on hand for after when the cream wore off. Trust me, don't go through all the hassle, buy the cream and cut it!
Using clear nail varnish part two:
I forgot to mention, when applying the varnish have a little fan handy. Like one of those Chinese fans. It helps with the stinging when you fan it a bit and also lets it dry quickly to form a hard coating around the tag. Otherwise it sticks to your inner cheek. Lol I know it sounds funny but it works. Happy days ðŸ˜Š
I have tried every home remedy and finally discovered one that works like magic. It's so simple. Mine was so big I thought the only way to get rid of it would be surgery.
Apply clear nail polish on either side of the tag once a day. It stings a bit so be careful when you apply it. After two weeks it shrunk away and finally vanished.
Worked like magic.
Hi guys. I have 3 skin tags around my anus too. One is big and the other two are small. I've been reading all your suggestions but I'm not confident in tying my own skin tag not to mention the pain that most of you have experienced. I'm really coward when it comes to this. I've been planning to go to a doctor but I'm really shy. Most of the doctors who know how to remove anal skin tags are male! Huhu.. What should I do? I may not have a partner because of this :'(((((
I am currently trying the tie-off method as well. I'm 28 years old and have an anal skin tag from a passed fissure. I have tried everything in the book to get rid of them myself (ACV, natural remedies, baking soda and castor oil, wart remover, nail polish, etc.) in hopes of not having to use the tie-off method as I've heard that it is very painful (I can confirm this now) but nothing has proved successful. I am now single again and desperate to get rid of it! Tomorrow will be day 3 of this process and there are some moments that have been excruciating. The tag has hardened and is starting to change colours. If this doesn't work, I'm not sure what I'll do. I've seen a few doctors who will do nothing about it given that it is not causing any health issues and would therefore be cosmetic. I can't even find a place that will remove it cosmetically unless I travel to the U.S. I really hope this works...
I tied my tag up like everyone stated here. It was tied up with thread for a week and a half, it ballooned 10x the size and still was hanging on. I finally sterilized a pair of scissors and cut it off which I should have done at the beginning. Save yourself from pain and un-comfort. Ice it, to numb it and cut it off. Use hydrogen peroxide on it right after and some first aid ointment for a few days. No scaring, no discomfort.
I was so happy when my skin tag fell off this morning.
A little background as to why my skin tag took so long to fall off was probably because the doctor that I went to see first thought it was piles (hemorrhoids),and yes they did examine me. I put the prescribed medication on it but it wouldn't decrease in size. So I went to another doctor who finally told me that it was the skin tag that made my bum hole so inflamed. She suggested that the hospital could snip it off, but I knew that mill was going to be miles down the road. So I found this remedy site.
I was so skeptical about the floss remedy because of the pain everyone talked about and the embarrassing trip to the hospital, but that wasn't the case. It did hurt like crazy during the first two weeks that the floss was tied up back there,But later I would forget it was tied up until I use the restroom. It did swell up to the size of a dime, then sitting became horribly hard to do. Then again, I did have some moments where the floss got accidentally tugged while washing up in that area(I cut the floss as best to my ability /w full length mirror). In addition to washing up with soap and water, I used 70% ethanol alcohol in the shower(Beware of cuts when using floss). After, I would clean the area with Hydrogen Peroxide, because of the cuts from tugging. I was going to try the hairband method this morning, I was stretching my legs in the air then felt a tiny snip. Didn't hurt though. It just fell off but it didn't become this tiny little black thing like most people said on here. It was about 2mm smaller that the dime size it was before but it did turn dark. It was excruciating these last couple of weeks but it's done now. It comes cheaper with a lot of pain. Take care of it and make sure to use antiseptic HP and cotton balls to clean the area.
YES YES YES......IT CAME OFF.
what a journey...had an appointment to go and have skin tag removed from my fudge tunnel, from passed bad experience with hemorrhoids operation (6 month recovery and working)so i didn't wanna go through the same episode, so on the 6th of march i decided to try the tying game with dental floss. 1st day not bad 2nd day OMG regrets regrets it ballooned to 5 times the size, keep in mind i'm in facilities management loads of walking bending and to had the cherry on top i cycle to work and back...i cried with pain on my way to work,on two occasions i had to call a taxi...and got my wife to pick me up...on the 4th day i tied it again but with a rubber on top of the floss(PAIN WAS OUT OF THIS WORLD) ,next day it turned darker but as i walk alot the bubble burst lucky i used the wife's pads everyday, also every morning i would wrap the bubble with cotton wool with peroxide then i would tape it somehow...keep in mind ibuprofen 400gx2 (double dose) also tried mercury chrome it helps dry the area...also used hair dryer at times...then it started smelling as decomposing dead body then i got really worried i would wash it up to 5 x a day with peroxide at work.. then i would wrap it up allover again...fudging is another issue very painful to wipe, then you got to wash AGAIN...HYGIENE IS IMPERATIVE AT ALL TIMES...then i started using a cream called sudocrem normally used for babies bums..then results. today morning busy with my daily fudge tunnel routine i noticed there was only a little thin skin holding all the strings, i twisted it and VOILA!!!! IT CAME OFF. i'm so happy it's over i got another one but does't really get on my way, maybe will do it when this experience is wiped off my memory.
advise, take a week off stay home,get all the medicine you think you might need...keep in mind you need BALLS OF STEEL..but then again i'm very active hence the painful experience. i have read that some people were ok with it. also i think it depends on the size of the skin tag...anyway good luck and after you've done it and you feel it's not really going well and you're worried go to the emergencies don't be embarrassed they get people like us all the time...YAHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
Ladies and Gentlemen, this isn't really a remedy, so much as a warning.
You ever had piles before? Haemorrhoids? Anal fissure? Did they/it hurt like hell?
Well if your anal tag, like mine, was caused by them, know that the tying off method will hurt tenfold.
I think perhaps it was because I had put alcohol onto the wound the string had initially made, but know that I am literally sat on the balls of my feet whilst typing this, having taken the string off after 5 excruciating days of pain. After having put on anaesthetic cream and everything.
I will try the rubberband/hairband method in my stubborness now, but know that I am unhappy with the fact that none of you accentuated JUST HOW BAD THIS FELT. I THOUGHT I COULD HANDLE PAIN OK?! I GET KICKED IN MY FIGURATIVE BALLS EVERY MONTH (I'm a woman by the way, in case that was unclear), BUT THIS IS NOT PAIN, THIS IS TORTURE. TORTURE.
But I'm having another go, because it is foolish of me to expect that something I've had for longer than I can remember (YEARS) will go in a matter of DAYS.
So if you are a masochist, I strongly recommend this method. Else, like me, if you are not, I recommend just to man up and go to the doctor. Yes, I'm being hypocritical here, because I sure as hell ain't going in the near future, but if you're ballsier, richer and have more time than me, just go. For your arse's sake. Please. Just go.
But hey, if this works, I'll retract that statement.
After reading these home remedies, I decided to try the tying off method. I used sterile dental floss & tied it around the base of my horrible anal tag. It's about the size of a pea or a little bigger. I repeated this method using another sterile piece of floss making sure it was as tight as I could stand it. The pain was horrible & it still is when I tighten the strings. 4 days have passed & I see little to no change in the color of the tag except for a blood red color around the edges where the string is tied, other than that it has turned white & is fairly hard. It's very sore to touch. Some people are posting theirs turned black & fell off within a week. Mine is fairly large so maybe it'll take a little longer. So I'm wondering if the whiteness is a sign that it is being oxygen deprived or not, am I making progress or am I just putting myself through unnecessary pain? Please someone help!