Skin Tags Directory
A skin tag is a hanging growth of skin tissue. Skin tags are usually not cancerous and do not typically cause pain. However, irritation can occur if the skin tag frequently rubs against clothing or jewelry. A skin tag may appear anywhere on the skin, especially the neck, chest, back, under the arms, under the breasts, or in the groin area. Women are more likely to develop skin tags than men. Skin tags may occur after weight gain and are more commonly seen in middle-aged or elderly adults. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how skin tags develop, how to treat them, and much more.
Moles, Freckles, Skin Tags, and More
Learn about moles, freckles, skin tags, seborrheic keratoses, and lentigines and their relationships to your skin. Find out what they look like and how they're treated.
Skin Conditions in Pregnancy
Learn about common skin conditions linked to pregnancy and what you can do about them.
Slideshows & Images
Picture of Skin Tags
A skin tag is a small flap of tissue that hangs off the skin by a connecting stalk. Skin tags are not dangerous.
Slideshow: Lumps and Bumps: What’s on My Skin?
Skin lumps and bumps can pop up from time to time. Learn what’s normal and what to show a doctor.
Picture of Skin Tag
Skin tag. 2-to 3-mm pedunculated skin-colored growths on the neck.
Slideshow: Itches, Rashes, Bumps and Other Adult Skin Problems
Is your skin itching, breaking out, covered in a rash, or playing host to spots of some sort? It may be the result of infection, a chronic skin condition, or contact with an allergen or irritant. Learn to spot skin problems commonly seen in adults.
Skin Tags Quiz: Causes, Dangers, and Removal of Skin Tags
Take this quiz to test your knowledge of skin tags -- how to identify them and how to get rid of them.
Quiz: The Skinny on the Skin You’re In
Can carrots really turn your skin orange? Is your skin an organ? Why do you prune in water? Show us how much you know about skin.