Vaginal Skin Tags: Causes and Treatment

Skin tags or small skin-colored growth are common around neckline, eyelids and underarms. If they occur in the vaginal area they are called as vaginal skin tags. They usually appear on the outer part of the vaginal region known as labia.
They may be smooth or wrinkled, small or may grow in size of a grape. These vaginal skin tags may be present in clusters or singly.

Vaginal Skin Tags

Vaginal Skin Tags

Although these vaginal tags are totally harmless and non- cancerous growth, but they may cause discomfort and embarrassment In front of your partner who may assume it as a sign of any sexually transmitted disease.
Sometimes these vaginal skin tags get irritated or injured during sexual practice, exercise, movement or by the crushing of underwear. In that case, it may cause bleeding and burning pain. In some conditions, vaginal skin tags may get swollen and may cause itching and pain.
Because of the all above reasons, you must be looking for some way to get rid of vaginal skin tags. Before acknowledging the ways to get rid of these skin tags let first learn its causes.

What are the Causes of Skin Tags

  • Age
  • Squamous cell overproduction
  • They are common during pregnancy due to stretching of the skin
  • Changes in hormone
  • Where vaginal skin tags appear

Vaginal skin tags are formed at the places where skin folds or forms crease. Other factors that may cause appearance of tags are frequently rubbed by underpants.

Causes of Skin Tags

Causes of Skin Tags

Who are more prone to vaginal skin tags

  • Ex:Females of any age group may develop vaginal skin tags. But it is more common in adult women, especially pecting women.

  • The best part is that the genital area is soft and moist and by natural and safe means one can easily get rid of vaginal skin tags.

Treatment of vaginal skin tags

Some of the treatments are:

Chemotherapy – It is freezing the tags with liquid nitrogen.

Electrocutery  In this skin tags are cut with the help of small but very hot blade. At the same time, the blood vessels are sealed to stop bleeding.
Surgical removal by cutting.

  • Laser

Above mentioned procedures, are costly and may be painful. Below are a few home remedies for the same.

Natural Home Remedies to Get Rid of Vaginal Skin Tags

1. Use garlic- It is a wonderful treatment for the skin tags and we can also use it to get rid of vaginal skin tags. Garlic is an antibiotic and antiseptic and hot in nature.

How to use:

  • Take a clove of garlic.

  • Crush it to make a paste.

  • Apply this paste to the tag

  • Leave it overnight

  • In the morning rinse it off.

  • Repeat this every day Till the tag falls.

  • Usually, it takes 3 to 4 days for the tag to fall by this method.

    2. Frankincense oil- Dilute the oil with equal quantity of carrier oil. Apply this to the tag. The tag will shrink and finally fall.

    Do remember that this oil is very strong, so it is better if you have a patch test before using it.

Natural Home Remedies to Get Rid of Vaginal Skin Tags

Natural Home Remedies to Get Rid of Vaginal Skin Tags

3. Castor oil and baking soda- It is a wonder and safe remedy to get rid of vaginal skin tags. It also moisturizes and removes the dryness of the vagina.

How to use:

  • Take 1 teaspoon castor oil
  • Add half teaspoon of baking soda and make a paste.
  • Apply this paste to the skin tag.
  • Repeat this 3 times till the tag shrinks and falls.

4. Apple cider vinegar- Being acidic in natures apple cider vinegar is used to make the skin tags fall naturally.

How to use:

  • Soak a cotton ball in the warm water.
  • Apply it on the skin tag to make it soft.
  • Take a tablespoon of apple cider vinegar.
  • Soak a cotton ball with apple cider vinegar.
  • Press the cotton ball to the vaginal skin tag for about 10 minutes.
  • This is followed by rinsing off with warm water.
  • Repeat this daily 3 times till tag falls off.
    Apple cider vinegar

    Apple cider vinegar

    5. Pineapple juice – It is the simplest and a natural way to get rid of vaginal skin tags.

How to use:

  • Soak a cotton ball with pineapple juice.
  • Press the cotton ball to the tags.
  • Repeat this 2 to 3 times a day.
  • Remember not to rinse for 1 hour after the application of pineapple juice.
  • Repeat this until tag falls off.

6. Aloe Vera – Rub Aloe Vera gel to the vaginal skin tag for 10 minutes. Repeat this 2 times every day till the tag falls.

Aloe Vera

Aloe Vera

7. Lemon juice – This is a wonder remedy to remove any kind of outgrowth. Soak a cotton ball with lemon juice and apply it to the tag. Repeat this twice a day till tag falls off.
Above mentioned home remedies are totally safe and effective to remove vaginal skin tags. If you know some more ways do share it with us.

Dr. Ritu Kumari Gupta
Dr. Ritu Kumari Gupta:  Professionally a homeopathic doctor and a dietician Dr. Ritu Kumari Gupta is passionate about writing health and parenting blogs. She believes in holistic approach towards health and well being.