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What are skin tags?

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A skin tag is a small flap of tissue that hangs off the skin by a connecting stalk. Skin tags are not dangerous. They are usually found on the neck, chest, back, armpits, under the breasts, or in the groin area. Skin tags appear most often in women, especially with weight gain, and in elderly people.

Skin tags usually don't cause any pain. However, they can become irritated if anything, such as clothing, jewelry, or skin rubs against them.

From: Moles, Freckles, and Skin Tags WebMD Medical Reference

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Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on August 27, 2019

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American Academy of Dermatology.

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Reviewed by Debra Jaliman on August 27, 2019

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