Skin Tags

Below you will find more information about Skin Tags from Medigest. If you believe that you are suffering from any of the symptoms of Skin Tags it is important that you obtain an accurate diagnosis from a medical professional to ensure that you obtain the correct medication or treatment for your condition. There are medical conditions that carry similar symptoms associated with Skin Tags and therefore the information provided by Medigest is offered as a guideline only and should never be used in preference to seeking professional medical advice. The information relating to Skin Tags comes from a third party source and Medigest will not be held liable for any inaccuracies relating to the information shown.

Definition

Skin tags, also known as acorchordons, are small benign growths that arise on the creased areas of the skin, such as the face, neck and armpits. These can be removed by surgery.

Diagnosis

Skin tags are diagnosed based on their presence on the skin of an affected person.

Treatment

Skin tags can be removed by surgery, ligation and cauterization.

Symptoms and Signs

The main characteristic of skin tags are the small growths that appear on the skin. They usually are the size of a rice grain. These tags do not cause any malignancy in the internal organs of the body, but they do have nerves present inside, so surgery must be done with anesthesia.

Causes

Skin tags are usually caused by immense irritation of the skin to certain materials such as jewelry. Shaving can also cause the growths.

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