If you have skin tags or warts, you already know how difficult it can be to get rid of them. These two conditions are very common and I’ve already written on how to remove skin tags and warts with apple cider vinegar. In this post I am going to cover skin tag and wart removal using hydrogen peroxide.
Skin tags and warts are common: according to the NIH (National Institutes of Health) USA, approximately 46% of people have skin tags, and according to WebMD most people will have at least one common wart at sometime in their lives.
What Are Skin Tags?
Skin tags (also known as acrochordon ) look like small pieces of soft hanging skin that may hang from a stalk. They are benign and generally occur after mid-life. Factors that increase the likelihood of having skin tags are genetics, obesity and diabetes. Skin tags are more common among pregnant women due to hormonal changes.
Skin tags are more commonly found in body folds where skin rubs against skin, such as armpits, groin, under the breast, eyelids and neck, but can appear on any part of the body.
What Are Warts?
A wart is a small solid growth with a rough surface that typically appears on the hands (hand warts), or feet. Warts are caused by viruses, especially HPV type (human papilloma virus) that causes an infection in which the top layer of the skin grows too fast.
A factor that increases the likelihood of developing a wart is broken skin, where the virus can enter the top layer of the skin through scratches or cuts.
The virus that causes warts can be spread to other body parts passed through skin-to-skin contact or contact with towels or shoes. It is therefore best to treat warts as soon as they appear.
You can use over-the-counter products to treat warts, or visit a dermatologist that can perform wart or skin tag treatment and removal techniques, but you can also treat these two with hydrogen peroxide.
An important note is that before you attempt to remove skin growth at home, you need to know that you are removing skin tags or warts – which are benign conditions – and not a mole or any other lesionthat can be malignant. Therefore what you are trying to remove should have been previously diagnosed by a health professional as a harmless skin tag and not something else.
The Power of Hydrogen Peroxide
Hydrogen peroxide is a natural astringent and bleaching agent that can be purchased in varying concentrations. It can be used for many purposes, including whitening teeth, treating toenail fungus, and removing difficult stains from surfaces while disinfecting.
You can find more idea in my article about 11 Amazing uses for hydrogen peroxide.
Hydrogen peroxide can also be used for removing skin tags and warts.
Skin Tags and Warts – Which Type of Hydrogen Peroxide to Use? (Next page)