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That Small Piece Of Hanging Skin Is Known As Acrochordon

By Chelsea Hanson

Imagine the scenario you are bathing and you notice small bits of skin just hanging there. It may be under your armpit or on your eyelid or even on your neck.

If you are wondering what these bits of skin are and what they do here is the answer. They are what are known as skin tags. They are normally brown in color and appear wrinkly and irregular. Skin tags or Acrochordon can be found anywhere on the body.

Skin tags can appear on many sensitive parts of your body. This is because they are caused by the continuous rubbing or friction produced by skin rubbing skin, or by your clothes rubbing your skin.

Some younger people can find skin tags on their bodies although it is mainly attributed to the older age or middle age group. They do not appear at birth as people tend to acquire skin tags as they grow.

Small children and toddlers are still prone to getting skin tags though especially if their actions create skin friction.

Many different types of people are subject to skin tags. They range from diabetics to overweight people and also pregnant women. The pregnant women are thought to get skin tags due to the hormonal changes that their bodies go through.

Skin tags are thought to be a kind of benign tumor. However it has been proven that they do not cause cancer if you leave them untreated. Skin tags can cause some irritation if they are continually rubbed but in general are not very painful.

There have been cases where some skin tags have grown big enough to pop. If this should occur and they start to bleed it is advisable to see your doctor as you would not want to get them infected.

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Hanson, Chelsea . "That Small Piece Of Hanging Skin Is Known As Acrochordon." That Small Piece Of Hanging Skin Is Known As Acrochordon. 11 Jun. 2010. uberarticles.com. 18 Jul 2014 <http://uberarticles.com/health-and-fitness/that-tiny-piece-of-hanging-skin-is-termed-as-a-skin-tag/>.

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