A very small skin tag with a very narrow base may be tied off at the base with dental floss and it will fall off within a few days. This isn’t all that practical because:
- They may be tied and not fall off because the stalk is too wide
- Most people who treat their own skin tags get lots of them – and many will be too big for this treatment to work
When you do this treatment, it’s best to be directed by your doctor as to whether it’s a sensible option. It’s quite common to see people who’ve previously had a go.
Assuming it is a skin tag then the worst that can happen is that the lesion doesn’t fall off and becomes inflamed, painful and/or infected – this is unlikely with very small ones on a very narrow stalk/neck. It’s just a question of judgment.