Skin Tags, Warts and Moles: Home Remedies Versus Surgical Methods

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There are many ways to remove warts, skin tags and moles in terms of their effectiveness. The truth of the matter is that the success of each method shall depend upon the, individual and their individual cases. A method may be easy, affordable, less painful and effective for one person but may not be the same for another. For instance, some people do not like to go to doctors and remove skin tags or warts surgically. They would like to take the “do it yourself” treatment based on home remedies. Others would not even touch them and will straight away go to their health professionals and follow their advice in letter and spirit. So it all depends on individual choices and preferences.

In this article we look at the pros and cons of each method and leave the reader draw their own conclusions.

Surgical Methods

The medical community considers it to be the most effective method and would always advise to follow an established medical practice. The surgical procedure is usually conducted by a qualified surgeon or doctor either in a private clinic or hospital.

Surgical methods are not pain free. However, they may be conducted under local or general anesthetics. So during the procedure you may not feel the pain. Once the effect of anesthetic is gone, the pain may hurt and you may have to take some pain killers to reduce it.

Some people have a psychological pressure of undergoing surgery no matter how small it is. They are scared even at the idea of the procedure. Home remedies for such people is a good alternative.

Surgical methods are also often the cause of scars. Skin tags, moles or warts appear on places like hands, face, neck etc. When they are surgically removed, the wound may leave a scar behind. There is no point replacing the skin lesions with ugly scars.

If you are in the UK, your GP may consider removing it through NHS costs. However, it is very unlikely and you may have to pay the fees. In courtiers like US where most people pay for health insurance, you will need to check with your insurance company. In most cases such treatments are not covered by the company unless the skin lesions pose serious health dangers. You might end up in paying high fees for the removal of skin tags or warts for the surgical treatment.

Here is a Summary of the Pros and Cons of Surgical Methods of Removing Skin Tags, Warts and Moles.


  • Effective
  • Conducted by qualified health professionals
  • Usually takes a session or two
  • Quick.


  • Painful
  • Costly
  • Scars

 Home Remedies

Home remedies are getting popular these days for many reasons. People are fed up of the traditional medicines for many of the side effects. Most modern medication consists of some form of harmful chemicals which have many adverse effects. Home remedies, on the other hand, provide a safe and natural alternative.

Home remedies are also cheaper than surgical methods. You either find the ingredients in your kitchen or buy it for a couple of bucks. Moreover, home remedies can be easily administered at home.

However, most home remedies are ineffective and are not supported by sound scientific evidence. Many remedies are just old wives tales and simply do not work. There is a chance of using the wrong type of remedy which may do more harm than good.


  • Cheaper
  • Usually safer
  • Natural


  • Ineffective (not all)
  • Takes longer
  • May be harmful

 Over the Counter Medication (OTC)

This is another method i.e. using over the counter medication for the removal skin tags, warts and moles. These are creams or solutions which are sold at pharmacies or online stores. The market is full of many such creams and solutions. Most products are just sale oriented with little or no effect. It does not mean that there are no good products. Some OTCs are very good alternative to surgeries and home remedies. They are relatively cheaper, tried and tested. The companies have gone through all the process of selecting the finest ingredients to make the product natural and safer to use.

Good companies normally offer money back guarantees on their products because they know that their product offer a good value for money. As a general rule, the following check list provides a good guideline to choose an over the counter product.

  • Natural
  • Herbal
  • Organic
  • No harmful chemicals
  • Money back guarantees
  • FDA approved
  • Tried and tested by past customers.

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