By Dr. Peter Klapper
There is no known origin of skin tags however the skin tags cause certain annoyance to some people to a certain degree. Some skin tags cause can be hereditary, acquired or due to the bodily structure of a person. Skin tags usually appear in the parts of the body where there is evidence of skin folds or creases. Considering its unknown origin, there is no definite skin tag cause and it just appears as the person aged. This is a very common skin problem and some people who are beauty conscious are willing to pay the price as long as the skin tags are totally removed.
Cutaneous skin tags are very common tiny flesh-colored growths that are soggy and soft. They may have stalks or stems that joins the bumps to the skin. Although the skin tags are painless, they can be irritated and swell if constantly picked, touched, or rubbed by clothing or accessories that the person wears. Skin tags can be agitating, especially for people that are always on the go. When the person is in a hurry, some things such as wearing tight clothes, pants, and jewelry can cause a tendency for the skin stags to be touched and rubbed, and the repeated friction can cause irritation and swelling. Skin tags can also be blamed on genetics. According to some findings, if your folks have skin tags there is a big chance that you will also get skin tags. Skin tags are not a harmful skin problem compared to herpes and warts but since they are unattractive to look at, people are eager to get rid of them instantly. Skin tag removal can be done medically (invasive) or using herbal medications. After removal, you may experience some degree of pain if you freeze or cut the skin tags. Using herbal medication is painless however; you must wait for some period of time, as the result is not instant.
Skin tags cause some people to be aggravated because the skin becomes darker and it is ugly and unhealthy to look at. Obese or overweight people can have skin tags growing where their skin folds and creases. However, when a skin tag turns darker, it can also be a sign of other skin problems. Melanoma is a form of skin cancer that should be watched for. Any changes in skin color should be brought to the attention of your doctor. If you are not sure if you have skin tags or melanomas, a doctor should diagnose you.
Skin tags cause the skin in the armpit look ugly and unsanitary. Skin tags cause the person’s neck; chest, eyelids, and groin to look bad and socially these people are affected. Removal is very simple if it is done in the doctor’s office. Tying a surgical thread to cut the blood flow that is supplied to the skin tag can also treat the protruding skin. The protruding skin is just skin, so there’s nothing inside of them that makes them harmful. It will eventually kill the skin tags and they will fall off. Or if you want to learn how to remove skin tags naturally, try our Skin Tag Control Extra Strength.