Skin Tag Causes and Solutions

Skin tag causes are unpreventable, but at least knowing what brings about these small flaps of tissue can give you peace of mind. Skin tags, which dangle off the skin by a piece of tissue called a stalk can be worrying, but they're not dangerous. You may find that they can become irritated when they rub against clothing or jewelry.

Age
Skin tags are more common in individuals age 60 and up.

Gender
Women are more likely to have skin tags than men.

Heredity
If your mom and dad have a history of skin tags, you may want to watch out for them to appear on your skin, too.

Pregnancy
Skin tags also commonly appear after having a baby.

Weight
Weight gain is another one of the skin tag causes.

Affected Area
While not necessarily one of the skin tag causes, the generally occur on the chest, armpits, back, neck, groin and under the breasts. 

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