Skin tags are a common skin condition resembling a soft small piece of hanging skin. Derived from skin cells and composed of loose fibrous tissue they can present as either single or multiple. Their often hyper-pigmented colour makes them more obvious and although they are harmless they can be irritating and cosmetically unattractive and because of that skin tag removal is a much sought after treatment. They appear the shape of a lollipop or mushroom and vary in size - from a tiny speck, smaller than a grain of uncooked rice, to the size of a large pea, or larger.
They are found on perfectly healthy people and are not directly associated with any other major medical conditions although heredity also has its part to play. The cause remains unproven with ongoing discussions whether they originate from the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) continuing. Some people are more susceptible to skin tags, they are most common in older people, overweight people, can appear in pregnancy and individuals with diabetes.
They become particularly irritating when they develop in sensitive areas. Normally they appear anywhere on the body but are most frequently found on the neck where friction from necklaces, collars and scarves are to blame or under the arms where friction from arms rubbing and seams from clothes are the initiating factor. However they often appear in very sensitive areas such as under the breasts or near the groin, the genitalia and around the eye, even presenting between eyelashes and thus affecting vision.
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