Skin Tag

Where do skin tags occur?

Skin tags can occur almost anywhere on the skin. However, the two most common areas for skin tags are the neck and armpits. Other commonly involved areas are the eyelids, chest (particularly under the female breasts), and groin. Tags are typically thought to occur where skin rubs against itself or clothing. Babies who are plump may also develop skin tags in areas where skin rubs against skin, like the sides of the neck. Younger children may develop tags at the upper eyelid areas, often in areas where they may rub their eyes. Older children and preteens may develop tags in the underarm area from friction and repetitive irritation from sports.

Reviewed on 1/28/2015
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