Have you been bothered by several skin growths in some areas of your body? Do not panic yet. You may try a self-check first before consulting a doctor. Your skin growths may just be common and benign tumors. Today, I will discuss a common skin problem, its causes and symptoms, and how you can treat them. But you’ll be surprised about an unusual solution to get rid of them.
One of the most common skin problems Americans face is the growth of skin tags. Skin tags are non-cancerous common skin growths. They are also called cutaneous tags or acrochordons. They grow in parts of the body where creases and folds are present, like in the eyelids, groins, neck, armpits, and under the breast of women. Their growths are common during midlife or old age because it is during this stage when creases are abundant in the human body. Hormone elevation, like during pregnancy, also causes the growth of skin tags. Also, those who are overweight tend to develop body folds, thus become probable recipients of skin tags as well. The explanation on the cause of developing skin tags on body folds is that the skin friction or rubbing of skin against skin may have caused these phenomena.
Skin tags are flesh in color, smooth in texture, grow only up to the size of a whole grain, and look narrow stalks hanging on the surface of the skin. Skin tags are very easy to differentiate among other skin growths like the warts and moles because of their physical distinction. However, to be accurate with the findings, doctors recommend the checking via biopsy.
Although skin tags are proven to be not harmful, a lot of people still opt to have them removed. There are home remedies and surgical procedures to get rid of skin tags. One of the famous home remedies for skin tag removal is applying a mixture of baking soda and castor oil in the infected area several times a day. Meanwhile, surgical, skin tags are removed by cryotherapy. But, a unique surprising treatment is any solution that has salicylic acid as its main ingredient. Such solution is very common in wart removers as well. Some brand names that are considered the best wart remover for skin tags are Dr. Scholl’s Clear Away Wart Remover and Compound-W. So, if you have skin tags and warts, you can treat both skin problems with one effective solution.