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Can skin tags be dangerous?

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Dr. Margaret Mann
Dermatology 20 years experience
No: Skin tags are benign, noncancerous growths that typically grow in folds of the body (neck, underarm, groin, under the breast). They are not dangerous but can get rubbed and irritated. If you are concerned about a growth on your body, you should see a dermatologist to make sure it is indeed a skin tag. Sometimes other growths such as skin cancer can look like skin tags.
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
Dermatology 51 years experience
No.: Skin tags are small 'natural' benign growths appear in skin folds like neck, armpits(axillae), under-breasts and groin. Harmless.

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