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A skin tag is a small benign growth of skin that projects from the surrounding skin. Skin tags can vary in appearance (smooth, irregular, flesh colored, dark pigment, raised). Skin tags generally do not cause symptoms unless repeatedly irritated. Treatment for skin tag varies depending on the location on the body.

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    • Anal Itching Anal itching is the irritation of the skin at the exit of the rectum, known as the anus, accompanied by the desire to scratch....learn more »
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      Anal Itching Article
      • Anal itching facts
      • What is anal itching?
      • What causes anal itching?
      • What are additional symptoms associated with anal itching?
      • What kind of doctor treats anal itching?
      • How is the cause of anal itching diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment for anal itching?
      • Local anesthetics
      • Vasoconstrictors
      • Protectants
      • Astringents
      • Antiseptics
      • Keratolytics
      • Analgesics
      • Corticosteroids
      • What if anal itching persists?
    • Rash The word "rash" means an outbreak of red bumps on the body. The way people use this term, "a rash" can refer to many different...learn more »
    • Hemorrhoids Hemorrhoids (piles) are swollen veins in the rectum and anus. Causes include pregnancy, obesity, diarrhea, low-fiber diet, and...learn more »
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      Hemorrhoids Article
      • What is the definition of a hemorrhoid?
      • What causes hemorrhoids?
      • What are the signs and symptoms of a hemorrhoid?
      • What does a hemorrhoid look like?
      • How is the diagnosis of hemorrhoids made?
      • How are hemorrhoids treated?
      • OTC medications and home remedies for hemorrhoids
      • Non-surgical approaches
      • Hemorrhoid surgery
      • What is the prognosis for hemorrhoids?
    • Skin Cancer Skin cancers occur when skin cells undergo malignant transformations and grow into tumors. The most common types of skin cancer,...learn more »
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      Skin Cancer Article
      • What is skin cancer?
      • What are the risk factors for skin cancer?
      • Is skin cancer hereditary?
      • What causes skin cancer?
      • What are the different types of skin cancer?
      • What are the signs and symptoms of skin cancer?
      • When is a mole dangerous or high-risk for becoming a skin cancer?
      • What are the most common sites where skin cancer develops?
      • How do physicians diagnose skin cancer?
      • What is the staging for skin cancer?
      • What is the treatment for skin cancer?
      • What kinds of doctors treat skin cancer?
      • What is the prognosis and survival rate for skin cancer?
      • Is it possible to prevent skin cancer?
      • Sunscreen use and vitamin D
    • Insulin Resistance Insulin resistance is the diminished ability of cells to respond to the action of insulin in transporting glucose (sugar) from...learn more »
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      Insulin Resistance Article
      • Insulin resistance definition and facts
      • What is insulin resistance?
      • What are the signs and symptoms of insulin resistance?
      • What causes insulin resistance?
      • What is the relationship between insulin resistance and diabetes?
      • What are normal insulin levels?
      • What medical conditions are associated with insulin resistance?
      • Who is at risk for insulin resistance?
      • Which specialties of doctors treat insulin resistance?
      • Is there a test for insulin resistance?
      • Can insulin resistance be cured?
      • Is there a special diet plan for treating insulin resistance?
      • What foods help prevent type 2 diabetes?
      • What about exercise to treat insulin resistance?
      • What medications treat insulin resistance?
      • Can insulin resistance be prevented?
      • What is the prognosis for a person with insulin resistance?
      • What's new in insulin resistance?
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  • Acrochordon
  • Cutaneous Papilloma