Imagine the scenario where you take a bath and notice the tiny bits of skin hanging there. It can be in your armpit, on your eyelid, or even on your neck.
Have you ever wondered what these are? The answer to that question is to call them skin tags or give it the proper name Akrochordon. These irregular patches of brown wrinkled skin can be found almost anywhere on your body.
These are mostly found in the sensitive areas of your body, such as the aforementioned eyelids, armpits or neck. They are normally found in places that are prone to friction or some form of friction, such as when your clothing rubs against your body. They can also be found in areas of wrinkled skin, thus under the armpits.
Skin tags are normally associated with middle and older age groups, but it is not uncommon to find them in younger people. They are not congenital but are thought to appear as we age.
Toddlers and younger children can also get skin tags if there is a possibility of skin-to-skin friction anywhere on the body.
Pregnant women are susceptible to them due to hormonal changes in their bodies. People who are overweight are also susceptible to this problem because their body parts can rub against each other unintentionally. Diabetics are also thought to suffer from this problem.
Skin tags are considered a type of tumor, but it has been proven that they do not cause cancer if left untreated. Mainly skin tags are not painful things, but sometimes they can become irritated when exposed to prolonged rubbing or rubbing.
There have been cases where some skin tags have grown large enough to burst. If this occurs and they begin to bleed, it is recommended that you see your doctor as you do not want to get an infection.