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Skin tag

What is a skin tag?

Causes of skin tags

Remedies for skin tags

References

What is a skin tag?

A skin tag (acrochordon, fibroepithelial polyp) is a small benign tumour usually found on the neck, armpit, trunk or groin. They also occur on the face, often on the eyelids. They tend to form in skin creases, or where there is rubbing on the skin. Usually they are the size of a grain of rice, though they can grow larger. The surface of a skin tag can be smooth or irregular. Skin tag Skin tag They are usually skin colour, sometimes darker shades of brown or grey. The tag is often raised above the surface of the skin on a fleshy stalk called a peduncle. Skin tags are typically harmless and painless, though they can become irritated with touching, picking, rubbing by clothes or jewellery, or shaving. Skin tags are not malignant, and for most people they are a cosmetic problem rather than anything more serious.

Nearly half of all people have a skin tag.

Causes of skin tags

Remedies for skin tags

References

1. Gupta S, Aggarwal R, Gupta S, Arora SK. Human papillomavirus and skin tags: Is there any association? Indian J Dermatol, 2008. Venereol Leprol 74: 222-5.