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Doctor insights on: Recurring Skin Tags

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Will my skin tags grow back when I have them removed? Why do some people develop recurring skin tags? Are they hereditary, or is there something in particular that causes them to grow? .

Will my skin tags grow back when I have them removed? Why do some people develop recurring skin tags? Are they hereditary, or is there something in particular that causes them to grow? .

Repeated trauma: The cause of skin tags is not entirely clear and some have a genetic predisposition. They are usually found in skin folds (neck, axilla, groin) and likely have something to do with repetitive trauma in these areas. ...Read more

Dr. Deborah Cole-Sedivy
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Skin Tags (Definition)

Skin tags (acrochordons) are soft outpouchings of skin that may be caused by skin friction. They may grown under the arms or breasts & on neck, ...Read more


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Will my skin tags grow back when I have them removed? Why do some people develop recurring skin tags? Are they hereditary, or is there something in particular that causes them to grow? .

Will my skin tags grow back when I have them removed? Why do some people develop recurring skin tags? Are they hereditary, or is there something in particular that causes them to grow? .

Skin: Skin tags develop in areas of friction such as the armpits, neckline, under the breasts, and in the groin. It is felt they are due to friction, heredity, obesity, and other factors but essentially anyone can get them. The skin tags (check out more info below) that are removed will often slowly be replaced by new skin tags that are developed but it depends alot on the factors above. I hope that helps! ...Read more

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What causes skin tags?

What causes skin tags?

Skin tags: Bening lession. Friction of skin against skin is believed to be the cause. Is more common in obese people, usually on the underarm/axilla-trunk area, and neck area. ...Read more

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Are skin tags harmful?

Are skin tags harmful?

No: No they are not harmful but they can be somewhat irritating because of their location. They tend to grow around neck lines, bra lines, and underwear lines. Your doctor can easily remove them but insurance often won't pay since it is considered cosmetic. ...Read more

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What causes skin tags?

Friction and rubbing: Some people tend to get them and other people do not. We don't know why that is. The occur in places that the skin experiences friction or rubbing but why some get them and others don't we don't know. ...Read more

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Can skin tags grow back?

Can skin tags grow back?

No but more occur: If completely excised, these do not recur. However, the conditions that predispose to these (moist creases/folds) generally create co dictionary where new skin tags will appear ...Read more

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How do I treat skin tags?

Skin tags: Skin tags should be seen by a dermatologist or plastic surgeon who will discuss options on how to get rid of them. ...Read more

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Can skin tags be dangerous?

Can skin tags be dangerous?

No.: Skin tags are small 'natural' benign growths appear in skin folds like neck, armpits (axillae), under-breasts and groin. Harmless. ...Read more

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Why am I getting skin tags?

See below: A skin tag is a tiny, benign, outpouching of skin that is typically connected to the underlying skin by a thin stalk. Skin tags look like tiny bits of "hanging" skin and typically occur in sites where clothing rubs against the skin or where there is skin-to-skin friction, such as the underarms, neck, upper chest, and groin. ...Read more

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How fast do skin tags grow?

How fast do skin tags grow?

Variable: This can vary greatly. Sometimes you are born with a skin tag and it never changes size. ...Read more

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How do you remove skin tags?

How do you remove skin tags?

In all honesty...: ...I discourage people from doing this because of risk of bleeding, infections and scarring. That said, if you're going to do it anyway, clean the skin and a very sharp pair of small nail scissors with alcohol, and snip them off. Big ones can bleed quite a lot, so let your doc do those. An old folk remedy is to tie thread around them, but that seldom works. Otc "paint on" products are worthless. ...Read more

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Can skin tags become inflamed?

Yes: Skin tags can and frequently do become inflamed. Any dermatologist or plastic surgeon can treat these for you. ...Read more

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R skin tags suppose turn black?

Yes: If they lose their blood supply they will turn black but see your dermatologist to make sure nothing else is wrong. ...Read more

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What are the causes of skin tags?

Friction: Most often skin tags appear in areas where skin rubs together or clothing and necklaces rub. You see them in skin folds around under arms, upper thighs, and neck. They can appear in other areas as well. They are simple to remove if bothersome. If you have numerous tags there may be a genetic component as well. ...Read more

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How can I remove skin tags at home?

See below: You can try clipping them off with a small pair of scissors. It will be a little painful, and there will be a small amount of bleeding after. Also, make sure you ckean the area well with alcohol prior to snipping. ...Read more

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Do skin tags grow back once removed?

Depends: Skin tags are common small benign growths. Removal is simple with a scissors or scalpel. Incomplete removal can lead to recurrence, but over aggressive removal is not appropriate either as more scarring may result. ...Read more

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What are skin tags and what causes them?

What are skin tags and what causes them?

Skin tag causes: Skin tags are hereditary growths that most often occur around the neck, underarms, under breasts and inner thighs. They are benign but can be unattractive and uncomfortable at times. Friction and heredity can be linked to their appearance, although sometimes they seem to be random. ...Read more

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What are skin tags and how do they form?

Skin growth/rubbing: Skin tags are extra bits of normal skin, often on little stalks. They most often show up where there's friction: underarms, neck, genitals, and anus (with crohn's disease, for instance).

They sometime run in families. They're more common as you age and even more common if overweight. ...Read more

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What causes skin tags to suddenly appear?

Skin tags: Skin tags (acrochordons) are benign skin growths that are somewhat familial (genetic) and tend to occur in skin folds. We see more as people age and, naturally, in overweight people because of the skin folds. Problematic ones are treated with simple excision under local anesthesia. ...Read more

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Do skin tags grow back if they are cut off?

Skin tags: While skin tags are rarely malignant, you might decide to have them removed for cosmetic reasons or to reduce irritation if they are in an area where clothes or body parts rub against them. Everyday health (harvard health publications) outlines different removal procedures. Once properly removed, skin tags rarely recur in the same site, but others might develop elsewhere. ...Read more

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Can compound w freeze be used on skin tags?

Be careful: While it may treat lesion, it's more likely to cause unfavorable scarring or color changes in skin than having them quickly and safely removed by your doctor. ...Read more

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How to remove skin tags at home with string?

Skin tag removal: Best to see your physician for this one. Occasionally skin tags can cause a bit of bleeding when they are removed and it is best done by your doctor who can see the area clearly and use a local anesthetic with a vasoconstrictor and an agent to stop bleeding after removal. ...Read more

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What possible causes of skin tags are there?

Repeated trauma: The cause of skin tags is not entirely clear and some have a genetic predisposition. They are usually found in skin folds (neck, axilla, groin) and likely have something to do with repetitive trauma in these areas. ...Read more

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What would you recommend to treat skin tags?

Skin tags: Skin tags are removed by cutting it off surgically or applying a suture to the base of the skin tag. There are no approved creams to remove a skin tag. ...Read more

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Is there a way to remove skin tags naturally?

Is there a way to remove skin tags naturally?

Yes, but don't: Skin tags can easily be removed with a small sharp scissors, but since they bleed when removed cautery will be necessary to stop the bleeding. Tying string or over the counter chemical can work but may cause damage to the skin which result in possible scarring. ...Read more

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Skin tags turned bloody, should I be concerned?

Probably not: I suspect they were just traumatized, but you should have them checked...They can be easily removed in the office with local anesthesia. ...Read more

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What causes skin tags? Can I just cut them off?

What causes skin tags? Can I just cut them off?

They just grow: They are common
we don't know why they grow
they are fleshy growths
proabably genetics (+/-) weight gain determine size and number
would not recommend self-removals. ...Read more