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Monday, 5 September 2016

How To Treat Skin Tags

How To Treat Skin Tags
   Skin tags are small, and measured in millimeters, but can grow to a half inch in length. A skin tag may start to develop without you even noticing. Once formed, they typically don’t get any bigger. They can show up virtually anywhere in part of the body, but are most often on the eyelids, the neck, the groin area, and in the armpits and basically on areas of the body with folds. You may have just one or two or many, and they can be in an isolated spots or in a group with many skin tags.

  Causes Of Skin Tags

   Skin tag is as a result of friction created by the skin rubbing against skin, a side effect of being overweight, is what causes skin tags in certain people, and explains why skin tags often grow in body folds.
Skin tags are more common among people with diabetes as well as people who are overweight or with obese conditions that often go together.
  According to research an obese patient, whose job required repeating lifting of her arms, will develop a pattern of skin tags along her bra straps from the constant friction. Avoiding tight clothing if you are overweight is advised to avoid skin tag. 


 Treatments For Skin Tags

  Skin tag treatment are very simple. Treatments include cryosurgery, removing the tag by superfreezing the skin and cautery, burning off or destroying the tissue with heat. If the skin tag is indeed hanging, cutting it off with medical scissors as this is another option.
  Because skin tags are considered harmless, the tissue is not usually analyzed after it’s removed the way a typical tumor would be. The exception is if a skin tag occurs on a child, because it could be the beginning of a condition called nevoid basal cell carcinoma syndrome, a rare genetic condition involving skin cancer.

  Depending on where your skin tags are located, you may not choose any skin tag treatment. However, you might want to seek skin tag treatment for cosmetic reasons if, for instance, they are on your eyelids and distract from your appearance. Another reason to have a skin tag removed is if it is on an area that gets a lot of friction, even just from wearing clothes, causing irritation and bleeding. 

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There is no recovery time needed, and skin tag treatment does not leaves any trace of the tag. However, although that skin tag doesn’t grow back, but new skin tags may form.

Skin tag are not really dangerous, though they can be a nuisance or cosmetic woe. But if your skin tag doesn't bother you, it’s perfectly fine to ignore them. One word of caution: As with any changes on your skin, if the appearance of a skin tag changes, have it looked at by your doctor or dermatologist.