Skin tags, also known as fibroepithelial polyps or acrochordon, are small dark brown or flesh-colored outgrowths of skin that typically develop at the site of skinfolds, in areas such as the neck, beneath the breasts, and around the eyelids. Most skin tags are painless and harmless, though individuals may be bothered by their appearance. Several at-home remedies can reduce the appearance of these growths, though they are of varying effectiveness and safety. Over the counter products and minor surgeries are also available to remove skin tags.
Garlic is rich in sulfur compounds that can help dry out skin tags. Cut a slice out of a peeled garlic clove and place it on the growth, securing it in place with a bandage or medical tape. Leave it on the skin overnight. Repeat this process with fresh garlic every night until the skin tag shrinks or falls off.
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