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    crystalonice888 posted:
    I have skin tags on my neck and arm pits. I have been using Castor oil 3 times daily and wonder if this is helping. Since they are on my neck I was trying to stay away from baking s soda because it is so visible.
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    Anon_134193 responded:
    Not sure how castor oil could help shrink skin tags. Some people seem to think it does something. I'd be interested to learn more about the mechanism. A skin tag would need to be removed, it wouldn't be likely to shrink.
     
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    atti_editor responded:
    Hi crystalonice888,

    In addition to the advice given by the previous poster, this article has some information you may find helpful to look over. It says that home remedies for removal, like using nail clippers or any lotions or pastes, may cause bleeding, infection, or scarring. It is best to have your skin tags removed by your doctor. It is a quick procedure and can be done in office. The above link describes some things your doctor may do to remove the skin tags.

    Best wishes,
    Atti


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