Growths on Skin

Skin | Dermatology | Growths on Skin (Symptom)


The marks or growths on the skin are common benign growths are treated in the skin that resembles a small piece of hanging skin soft. Skin tags are harmless growths. They usually occur in characteristic locations, such as the base of the neck, armpits, eyelids, inguinal folds, and under the breasts. Some people may be more likely than others either through weight gains, in part, combined with inheritance, or other unknown causes.


Men and women are equally likely to develop skin tags. Obesity and overweight moderate increase dramatically the chances of having skin tags. The normal-weight women with larger breasts are also more likely to develop skin tags under her breasts. Some small growths spontaneously rub down or falling without pain and the person may not even know he had a skin growth. Most of these do not fall on their own.

Diagnosis and Treatment

It is important to keep in mind that skin tags usually do not have to be treated. Deciding not to have treatment is always a reasonable option if the growths are not bothersome. If they are bothersome, there are several effective medical ways to remove a skin tag, including removing with scissors, freezing (using liquid nitrogen), and burning (using medical electric cautery at the physician's office).