I Thought My Skin Tags Were an STD — But They’re Actually Harmless

What are Skin Tags? Causes & Removal

 

I have them. You might have them, too. In fact, according to a study published in the journal Dermotologica — the only one that provides hard numbers on the subject — 46 percent of 750 randomly selected people studied had them. But I was in my early twenties, and I had no idea what was going on.

According to Live Science, a skin tag is basically just a skin growth that can be smooth or irregular. It may attach to the skin by a stalk.

Michele Farber, MD, of Schweiger Dermatology Group in New York City, says they can happen anywhere, but “they are normally on the neck, underarms, [and] underneath the breasts and the groin folds.”

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Source: Everyday Health – I Thought My Skin Tags Were an STD — But They’re Actually Harmless By, Elizabeth Broadbent

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