Since having skin tags removed is something that everyone who has ever had a skin tag desires it is unfortunate that insurance companies will not cover the procedure. There are ways that you can easily learn about how to get rid of skin tags from your home. Home remedies are simple and in some cases they will work while in other cases they might not. Many people find success in removing their skin tags on their own by simply cutting them off. Although there is some degree of pain in this process it is usually nothing that you can't easily handle. Remember though that you are going to need to use new tools and to sterilize them as well in order to make sure that you do not do anything that is going to cause infection. There are two simple ways to sterilize the tools that you use. You could either choose to soak them in some hand sanitizer for a while or to put them in a burning flame for a minute or two. Either one of these options will give you a well sanitized tool. Remember too if you used the fire method that you need to let your tools cool before using them. The easiest way to remove skin tags is to simply use small scissors or nail clippers to clip them off. When you are snipping off the skin tags make sure that you get as close to the healthy skin as possible. You will also want to make sure that you have some way to clean up the blood if you happen to bleed a bit. A second way that you can remove skin tags is through a process similar to wart removal with freezing. This can be done in a doctor's office but you can find the kits at most drug stores to be able to do them on your own. When you are working on skin tags with this type of treatment you might find that they only work well on small tags and that you will have to see a doctor to have large tags frozen off. You can also try the method that is considered to be very safe which is when you tie a string around the base of a skin tag. You will be able to easily make the skin tag go numb and lose the blood supply which will make it simply fall off. There are times when you might need help though, like if you find that you need some help because you can not see the tags. Talking to the doctor about your skin tags is actually necessary in some cases. One of these is if you have seen some type of change in the skin tag whether it be shape, size or color. This is one indicator that a skin tag could possibly be cancerous. You do not really have to watch for this because it is very rare but you should be aware of the signs just in case. Skin tags are annoying and embarrassing but they do not have to be when you can find a way to get rid of them in your own home. A doctor might be necessary in some rare cases but in most cases you can do it yourself. There are only a few things that you have to do to make sure that you are able to keep the area healthy.