Skin tags, also called acrochordon, are abnormal skin growths that usually occur on the neck or face, but may be found around the armpits, groin or even eyelids. They are considered benign (non cancerous) tumors. Women are found to have skin tags more often then men.
Causes can com from skin rubbing (medical perspective) or even PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome). Some other research suggests insulin resistance (syndrome X). Other natural practitioners consider skin tags may come from allergy shots. Modern medicine treats skin tags by just removing them.
From a natural perspective, skin tags are a sign of something deeper so look for the root cause and help the body to fix itself. If it is insulin resistance issue, and there is a big belly, steps need to be taken to reduce stress and improve the diet (described later). Use chromium for better metabolism. PCOS is a hormonal issue that can create skin tags. See PCOS healing protocol. Allergy shots and other vaccinations in general are thought to alter our immune system and cause tumors, benign and cancerous. See also Allergy healing protocols.
Diet – no smoking, less than 2 alcoholic beverages a week, 1 cup or less of coffee or black tea a day. Use lest than 2 sodas a week. Eat no fast food – eat real food.
From a homeopathic perspective, skin tags manifest the sycotic miasm. Miasms are genetically inherited or grafted disease states. The sycotic miasm is a deeper health imbalance that causes alteration of tissues, usually benign. Skin tags are a sign of worsening state of health.
While physical removal of skin tags helps the appearance, it does not address the underlying cause. Use blood purifying or alterative herbs to help clean up the system. Natural remedies for skin tags should be used for 6 to 12 months.
Herbs for Skin Tags
Herbs are plants valued for their specific strengthening/ tonifying properties.
Use an alterative formula (blood purifying) for 6 to 12 months. Use one capsule of each 3 times a day for optimal results.
Chaparral is a strong alterative (don’t use if you have liver problems). It has been used historically for cancer and is antiviral. Using 1 capsule 3 times a day.
Red clover is a general blood purifier and very safe.
Yellow dock is a mild laxative and system purifier.
Cell Salts to Help with Skin Tags
To make a cell salt solution, put up to 10 tablets of each cell salt in a 16- to 24-ounce bottle; fill with water and swirl to dissolve tablets. Sip throughout the day.
#1 Calc fluor 6X – scarring, abnormal skin growths, for connective tissue integrity
#12 Silicea 6X – scarring, abnormal skin growths, for connective tissue integrity also
Skin Tags Homeopathic Remedies
Homeopathic remedies are non-toxic natural medicines safe for everyone including infants and pregnant or nursing women. You may use 6X, 30X, 6C or 30C potencies.
Thuja is most commonly used for warts or abnormal growths like skin tags; also for venereal warts. This is usually the first one to try. Person finds disgust for the growths and sometimes has poor self worth.
Carcinosin – skin tags with perfectionism or super clean or organized person; often has family history of cancer.
Medorrhinum – skin tags come from a history or genetic or actual STDs. Emotionally this person has a history of sex, drugs and rock and roll and is rebellious; they usually can’t sleep until after midnight
Source: Dave’s Healing Notes