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Skin Tag

Skin tag facts

  • A skin tag is a small, soft, benign skin growth, often on a stalk.
  • Skin tags are probably the single most common bump on adult skin.
  • Skin tags are harmless but can be annoying.
  • Skin tags tend to occur on the eyelids, neck, armpits, groin folds, and under breasts.
  • A person may have anywhere from one to hundreds of skin tags.
  • Almost everyone will develop a skin tag at some point in their lives.
  • Middle-aged, obese adults are most prone to skin tags.
  • Obesity is associated with skin tags.
  • Getting rid of a skin tag does not cause more to grow.
  • Destructive treatments include freezing, strangulation with a ligature, snipping, and burning.

Reviewed on 5/3/2017

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