Re: Skin Tags/Witch Hazel and Clear Nail Polish
Okay - here is my update.
I never heard from anyone who tried this, so I'm not sure how long it is supposed to take. I think that it might work to some degree but it seems to take a lot of time. I did take one of them, twist it, and put nail polish on it and then cover it with a bandaid. I could see that something was happening to it because the tip of it started to turn black. I was working on 6 pretty good sized ones on my torso. The bandaids started to irritate my skin and I don't know how good it is to keep putting nail polish on your skin. So I went and bought cuticle scissors and cut them all off this morning in a matter of 20 minutes. It took that long because of how long they bleed. At first I was going to try freezing them with an ice cube to reduce the pain, but if you do it really quickly there really isn't a need for that. It is just a small pinch. I sterlized everything and put a little bit of cotton covered in triple antiobiotic cream over it and then secured that with a bandaid.
As far as the small ones on my neck, they seem to be getting more and more dried up with the application of the witch hazel, so I am going to continue putting that on my neck. I've secured the help of my daughter to cut off the bigger ones that I can't reach to do myself.
So, what I have learned from my experiment is that both the nail polish and witch hazel seem like they may work, but a lot of time seems to be required. Also, I am not sure how good it is for your skin to keep putting nail polish on it. The cuticle scissors are much quicker. If you keep after them, when they are really tiny, you can barely feel anything at all when you snip them, and they hardly bleed at all.