How to Remove Skin Tags With a Wart Remover

Skin tags are benign growths that may look like a flesh colored raised mole. They are closely related to warts, but are not viral. Skin tags are harmless, yet can be embarrassing or unsightly. They may respond to treatment with wart removers. The main ingredient in wart remover is salicylic acid. It breaks down skin tissues similar to how a dermatologist would freeze a mole off. There is little scientific evidence to prove the efficacy of salicylic acid in removing skin tags, but anecdotal evidence lists salicylic acid as a popular method for skin tag removal.

Step 1

Clean the skin tag with soap and water and dry thoroughly.

Step 2

Apply wart remover to the skin tag. Wart remover comes in liquid form or on small bandages to be placed over the spot. Follow the directions on the back of the package. Most liquid wart remover require you to apply a thin layer of salicylic acid over the spot 1 to 2 times per day. Bandage removers must be changed daily.

Step 3

Discontinue using the salicylic acid once the skin tag is removed.

Things You'll Need

  • Wart remover containing salicylic acid

  • Apple cider vinegar

  • Bandages


Try using a natural wart removal remedy that is also recommended by to use for skin tags. Soak the skin tag for 15 to 20 minutes in warm water. Dry the skin tag and apply apple cider vinegar directly to the tag. Let the vinegar soak into the skin for 10 minutes and rinse off. Within a few days, the skin tag should form a scab and fall off.


Consult your doctor to see if it is appropriate to use topical wart remover to remove your skin tag.

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If you are experiencing serious medical symptoms, seek emergency treatment immediately.
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