Skin Tag Mole Wart Remover
- Skin tags are probably the single most common bump on adult skin.
- Skin tags are harmless but can be an annoying skin problem.
- Skin tags tend to occur on the eyelids, neck, armpits, groin folds, and under breasts.
- A person may have one to hundreds of skin tags.
- Almost everyone will develop a skin tag at some time in their lives.
- Middle-aged, obese adults are most prone to skin tags.
- Getting rid of a skin tag does not cause more to grow.
- Destructive treatment options include freezing, strangulation with a ligature, snipping, and burning.
- Skin tags are common, acquired benign skin-colored growths that resemble a small, soft balloon suspended on a slender stalk. Skin tags are harmless growths that can vary in number from one to hundreds. Males and females are equally prone to developing skin tags.
- Early on, skin tags may be as small as a flattened pinhead-sized bump. While most tags typically are small (2 mm-5 mm in diameter) at approximately one-third to one-half the size of a pencil eraser, some skin tags may become as large as a big grape (1 cm in diameter) or a fig (5 cm in diameter).
- Skin tags can occur almost anywhere on the body covered by skin. However, the two most common areas for skin tags are the neck and armpits. Other common body areas for the development of skin tags include the eyelids, upper chest (particularly under the female breasts), buttock folds, and groin folds. Tags are typically thought to occur where skin rubs against itself or clothing.
- More than half if not all of the general population has been reported to have skin tags at some time in their lives. Although tags are generally acquired (not present at birth) and may occur in anyone, more often they arise in adulthood.
- Hormone elevations, such as those seen during pregnancy, may cause an increase in the formation of skin tags, as skin tags are more frequent in pregnant women. Tags are essentially harmless and do not have to be treated unless they are bothersome. Skin tags that are bothersome may be easily removed during or after pregnancy, typically by a dermatologist.
- Although skin tags are generally not associated with any other diseases, there seems to be a group of obese individuals who, along with many skin tags, develop a condition called acanthosis nigricans on the skin of their neck and armpits and are predisposed to have high blood fats and sugar.
- Certain structures resemble skin tags but are not. Accessory tragus and an accessory digit occasionally can be confused with skin tags. A pathological examination with a biopsy of the tissue will help distinguish skin tags if there is any question as to the diagnosis.
- 1 x Skin Tag Mole Wart Remover