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OK everyone! I have been on this page MANY times, secretly in the middle of the night exploring all your home remedies for the embarrassing anal skin tag. Let me give you some background into mine. So basically I have no idea how mine ever came about, I assume it could be that in my early teens I took quite a few laxatives to help with weight loss and perhaps all the crapping and wiping- and eventual constipation, lead to the ugly devil appearing, i'm older now I have learnt my lesson, and am now VERY conscious about my appropriate fibre intake.

However, none of this pertains to how I rid myself of this nasty curse upon my rear. I tried the tying off method so many times you'd actually laugh, and think why wouldn't you give up if just DOES NOT WORK, one time my tying experiment ended with my skin tag swelling up and becoming purple- what I thought was a good indication it was finally working- but alas I was wrong, it developed a blister and popped (grossssss) and I ended up going to an endoscopy day surgery clinic and forked out $250 dollars to have it removed under sedation (at the time I was so excited, why I hadn't I just done this to begin with!!!!! I was in zero pain and someone else was removing it for me!) but....the little bugger was not completely removed, what remained from what was once the size of a large pea, was now something that was maybe the size of a lentil. Still very evident, but so damn small I could not do the tying method any longer- although I still tried, it always ended up with it turning purple, me being extremely excited thinking the sucker was dying, only to wake up the next day with the thread having fallen off and me ending up with a sore tooshie.

I went back to the doc, but he refused to remove what was left, stating, it will just come back after pregnancy and I should just wait till then to do anything about it. No one is going to impregnate me with this hideous scumbag desecrating my once perfect derier!!!!

So I finally took things into my own hands and got down to serious business. And now I'm hear to tell you what to do.

You're gonna need gauze, lots of gauze, betadine and neosporin, disinfectant (alcohol)- and brand new nail clippers (depending on how big your skin tag is, you want ones that'll cover the whole tag, make sure they're new! Take some panadol beforehand and if you have emla cream (numbing cream) put that on the tag 20-30 mins before you begin (it won't stop the pain but it might numb it a bit)

This hurts wayyyyy less than tying off method and I wish I had done it long before, it makes you a bit queezy because there ends up being a lot of blood, plus you cut away your actual skin, but mind over matter, kill the little sob!!!

So first off i showered and cleaned the area with soap, I put some emla cream over the tag and covered it with cling wrap for half an hour max. I then swiped some rubbing alcohol over the tag to clean off the cream and doused the tag in betadine. I got my brand new clippers and soaked them in the alcohol. The next bit was really scary but go slow and you'll be right.

Grab the tag with the clippers, squeeze the clippers only a tiny bit until you feel pain or discomfort, then hold your grip and stop squeezing any more, wait until the pain eventually disapears, this will happen within 30 seconds to a minute, once the pain has numbed, squeeze a bit more till you feel pain again, then hold your grip and stop squeezing and wait for the pain to disapear. Continue doing the 'squeeze and hold' until the clippers' blades are touching, then squeeze hard and clip the sucker right off. There will be blood and you might not get a clean clip, you might have to got back and clip a bit more- but the pain feels more like discomfort than pain and NOTHING compared to the tying off method. Once the tag is clipped put some gauze over the wound immediately to help the blood clot. Wait a minute or two, then remove the gauze and try and clean up any smeared blood with the alcohol, apply betadine or neosporin on the wound and apply clean gauze.

Check the area every couple of hours and don't shower again until 24 hours later so that the area clots. Change gauze regularly and when necessary. After 24 hours feel free to soak the area in Salt water to help it heal faster and avoid infection. This part of the body heals very quickly and you'll find it looking close to normal within a week.

When taking a dump, use wet wipes instead of toilet paper and then clean the area, with salt water if possible, or just wish luke warm water, reapply neosporin after each toilet trip, and new gauze. (If you don't have access to neosporin use betadine)

Alright kids!!! I hope that helps, it's helped me, after at least a four year battle I am officially tag free and I swear to you, if It ever appears again I will be doing this every time. Good luck!! And be safe!

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Hi Anon,
I cut mine off too but now am extreme pain from swelling. It balloon up 10x it original size. However, I am not bleeding anymore.
Did you have any pain or swelling after you cut your off? After I cut mine off it was the size of a nickel... Now the swelling is so big and painful. I will wait about 2 more weeks if the swelling does not go down I will go to the doc :( . How was your recovery ?


Hey, I'm the Op, mine was fine, the area that was left was a little bit swollen and there was an open wound, and every day for about 1 week there was very small spots of blood when I went to the loo. After two weeks max it was completely closed over and healed up. What part of your skin is swollen though? Did you remove the whole tag or just part of it? There's no problem going to the doctor, they see heaps of this stuff everyday, at least now you don't need to have to removed by them but they can prescribe antibiotics if necessary, make sure you're cleaning the area and take as many salt baths as necessary, if yiu don't want to take a salt bath get a cup of warm water with a table spoon of sea salt and then dip some sterilized cotton in to the salt water and place it on the wound, keep dipping and soaking the wound for about ten minutes then gently wipe away any excess water, apply neosporin afterwards if available. Let me know how it goes!


Anon, I'm not game to try your method, unfortunately, but you're game as hell and you made me laugh!!!


I really would try and try this but I am a sissy for pain and plus my body ALWAYS takes 10x longer to heal compared to others. But maybe I will do this since I have had them, yes them, like 4 or 5 of them for years and I am tired of them. The Dr told me it's cosmetic. I told her they hurt bad when I poop. She said that my 'skin' shouldn't hurt. But it really does and sometimes I bleed and no they are not hemorrhoids.


To the OP: when you say there's blood, what exactly are we talking about: gushing blood, 1 cup? How long it took for the bleeding to stop? How much gauze you went throuh?



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