The Difference Between Moles, Skin Tags, and Warts

Skin examination for warts, moles and skin tags
By Dr. Peter Klapper Ph.D.

Did you know that November is “National Healthy Skin Month?” It’s a time to draw attention to your skin, learn about skincare and overall have awareness about new blemishes that may occur. That said, we wanted to take the time to focus this month on those pesky growths on your skin that feel like they appear out of nowhere. Whether you have recently noticed a mole, wart, or skin tag, we will discuss the difference and what you can do about it!

Out of the three benign skin growths, moles are probably something you’re familiar with more than the others. They’re typically round, appear usually in the shade of brown or black and can appear anywhere on your skin. Most moles appear in early childhood, and it’s normal to have between 10-40 moles by adulthood. While they show up as early as 3-years-old, they tend to be a result of a lot of sun exposure, which is why it’s important to pay attention to your skin.

That said, is there anything you can medically do about having a mole? Not really unless you decided to have them surgically removed. Most moles are not problematic, but if a mole turns colors or morphs into a different asymmetrical shape, get it checked out by your doctor.

Skin Tags
A lot of times, skin tags and moles can be confused as the same thing. However, there are distinct differences between the two. Moles tend to be larger and firmer with a wider base and don’t protrude in a a stalk-like fashion.  Skin tags are fleshy overgrowths that appear on your neck, armpits, and under the breast. While anyone can experience a skin tag, they do appear more likely on someone who is obese that experiences more friction with skin overlapping and becoming irritated. They tend to be similar in color to your skin and shouldn’t cause any reason to be worried. 

But we get it. They’re not visually appealing, so can you get rid of them? The answer is yes. Skin tag removal can be done medically (invasive) or using homeopathic medications. 

At Forces of Nature, we came up with a homeopathic approach that is natural and painless. Our Skin Tag Control Extra Strength works to dry out skin tags when applied topically while supporting the immune system. When application is followed as directed you can expect the skin tag to dry up and fall off in one to two weeks but can vary person to person depending on the skin tag. 

So, what about warts? Well, warts can be distinguished by the fact that their surface is typically bumpy and not smooth like moles or skin tags. They are deep rooted and caused by a virus which also makes them contagious. Warts can be spread to other people and other parts of your body, which is something that isn’t the case with moles and skin tags.

However, the good news is that warts can be treated. Again, they can be removed medically or with natural remedies such as our natural wart treatment. Our wart remover is the world's first and only certified organic wart treatment that eliminate warts without causing skin damage. Wart Control Extra Strength works with your body to remove warts, leaving behind clean healthy skin without the use of acids or toxic chemicals. 

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