You do not have to visit the doctor for every small ailment. In some countries, like the UK, GPs even encourage people to help themselves by taking over the counter medicines or any self-help measures. Do not get me wrong! I do not mean to avoid doctors and professional medical advice at all. What I mean is only those day to day minor issues where it is safe to recourse to self-help.
If you do not have excessive skin tags or you do not have any medical condition, then it is generally safe to use some “do it yourself” methods to treat these ugly bits of flesh. Before you take any DIY steps, take all plausible steps to avoid any unnecessary damage to your health. Here is a list of five things you should avoid while self-treating skin tags at home.
1. Do Not Use Nail Polish
There is a lot of talk around the internet using nail polish for the removal of tags. However, it must be born in mind that nail polish contains….. This may damages your skin. Chemical substances found in such solutions should not be used especially on wound, injuries, bruises etc.
2. Never Use the Surgical Methods Yourself
There are some surgical methods that professional dermatologist use for the treatment of tags on the skin. Cauterization, cryosurgery, freezing and burning of the tags are some of the methods used by health professionals. They use specialized tools and are skilled in the art and science of these treatments. Never try to use the same methods at home or elsewhere on your own. If you want to use the surgical methods, consult a qualified skin specialist.
3. Do not Put any Solutions on Tags around Eyelids
Some tags grow around eyes on areas such as eyelids, under the eyes or just anywhere around it. Do not try to put any solution on the skin tag which may fall into your eyes and cause harm. Creams are better option than solutions and liquids as they do not tend to fall into the eyes. While applying cream etc make sure that you close your eyes and take all possible steps to avoid contact of the cream with your eyes.
4. Do not Cut or Clip them Yourselves
Some people offer advice to simply take a pair of scissors, nail clipper or sharp knife and clip them off. This is not a safe procedure when done at home. The equipment you use may not be sterlized and hence cause bacterial or other infection. The skin may also bleed a lot. The bandage you use over th cuts may not be of the right standard. Such cuts also leave big scars behind and may tarnish your beauty.
5. Do not Use Creams with Harmful Substances
Some cream and solutions sold online and offline claim to be safe. Do not take them far granted. Make sure you read the label and find out the list of ingredients. The best advice is to use only products which contain natural ingredients which are obtained from plants and herbs. If you find products containing organic ingredients, it is even better.
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