Skin tags are benign, soft pieces of skin, also called acrochordons, papillomas, soft fibromas or soft warts. They have approx. 46% of the population.
Childrens don´t have skin tags, they occur later in life, both men and women. Skin tags are usually flesh-colored or slightly darker, may differ in size, often up to several mm, but up to 5 cm in diameter, located typically on your neck, armpit and groin, often in large numbers. If clothes or jewelery damages skin tags , they may become red , inflamed and painful, and later disappear itself. In general, skin tags do not cause any discomfort and the problem is only cosmetic. Must be distinguished benign skin tags from seborrheic keratosis, contagious warts and molluscs.
Why do Skin Tags occur ?
The exact causes are unknown, but the following factors can play a role in causing skin tags: