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What Causes Skin Tags In Children
Underarm darkness: There are a range of causes for underarm hyperpigmentation, including frequent wear of tight-fitting clothing around the arms that causes constant friction in the armpit area; adverse reaction to certain deodorants; shaving; excessive weight; and dark underarm hair. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Deodorant: The most common cause of underarm dry skin is contact irritation from deodorant. Often, this is due to heavy fragrance or alcohol ingredients. Look for a deodorant that has hydrating ingredients such as aloe or vitamins A and E. You can also apply moisturizing lotion. Bathing too frequently with harsh soaps can also be a factor. If there is flaking or redness, low dose steroid cream can be tried. ...Read more
Sometimes genetics: With retinoblastoma, 40% of children have a genetic form: one copy of the RB1 gene is changed in every cell in the body at birth. If the 2nd copy of the gene undergoes a change, a retinoblastoma tumor can develop. Most children with retinoblastoma do not have the genetic form & spontaneously develop 2 RB1 mutations in an immature cell. Scientists don't know how or why it occurs in these childen. ...Read more
Trauma: What you are describing is a fibro-epithelial polyp. These are thought to be caused by minor trauma from cheek or lip biting. People of varying ages can be affected by these polyps. Treatment is surgical removal. However, it is best to have them checked and possibly biopsied by an oral surgeon or dermatologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Number of causes: One non-infectious cause can be seborrheic dermatitis of the scalp. There are special shampoos that can help with this. Infectious causes can be caused by yeast (fungal) infections such as ringworm of the scalp (tinea capitis). Oral medicines and shampoos are used to kill the yeast. ...Read more
Epidermoid cysts: The surface of your skin (epidermis) is made up of an extremely thin, protective layer of cells that your body continuously sheds. Most epidermoid cysts form when these surface cells, instead of exfoliating normally, move deeper into your skin and multiply. Most often, this occurs in areas where there are small hair follicles and larger oil glands (sebaceous glands), such as your face, neck, upper. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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