Skin Tags

Skin tags can appear on any part of the body covered by skin. However, the neck and armpits are the two most common locations for skin tags. Eyelids, upper chest (especially under the female breasts), buttock folds, and groin folds are other common places for skin tags to appear. Friction from skin rubbing against skin, such as in the armpits, or friction from clothing or jewelry rubbing against the skin causes skin tags. Boynton Beach skin tags usually begin as small bumps that grow larger over time.

Who is prone to developing skin tags?

More than 50%, if not all, of the general public, have had skin tags at some point in their lives. Even though tags are usually acquired (not present at birth) and can affect anyone, they are more common in adults. Skin tags are often more common in middle age, and their prevalence tends to rise until the age of 60. Skin tags can develop in children and toddlers, especially underarms and neck areas. Also, overweight people are more likely to develop skin tags. Skin tags are often common in pregnant females. This is because hormone elevations like those seen during pregnancy may cause an increase in their formation. Tags are essentially harmless and do not require treatment unless they are causing discomfort. A dermatologist can easily remove bothersome skin tags during or after pregnancy.

The harm of home-remedy for skin tags

It is tempting to eliminate a skin tag at home, especially with so many skin tag solutions in the industry. You might even contemplate using one of the old-fashioned skin tag home remedies, such as applying tea tree oil and securing it with a bandage or covering the skin tag with a piece of banana peel and securing it. Some people have even used apple cider vinegar or garlic to remove skin tags. Rather than treating your skin tag with fruit or salad dressing substances, you should leave tag removal to the specialists. Some home therapies, like apple cider vinegar, can cause skin irritation and even ulcers when applied to the skin. Attempting to cut a skin tag will result in bleeding and possibly infection.

Are skin tags ever an issue?

Skin tags are a category of mild skin lesion that is entirely harmless. Simple skin tags do not become cancerous and are not contagious. They can be inconvenient at times, and many people wish to have them removed because they do not like how they appear. When a tag is irritated regularly, it can become painful or even bleed. A facial or armpit tag, for example, may obstruct shaving, and tags under the breast may become inflamed as a result of bra rubbing. Skin tags on the eyelids can obstruct vision if caught on jewelry or zippers. An annoyance tag may become infected, but this is uncommon.

As you get older, you will notice an increase in the number of discomforting skin tags on your neck and shoulders. Call Nguyen Medical Group or schedule your appointment for skin tags removal online.