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Are Skin Tags a Symptom of Illness?

Tuesday, 25 Mar 2014 12:55 AM

Skin tags are harmless and painless benign tumors of varying sizes occurring mainly in the thin skin of the neck, chest, eyelids, and groin. Excessive rubbing of the adjacent skin causes acrochordons. Sometimes, one can find symptoms of rashes or red-colored papilloma in the affected skin. However, skin tags usually do not show any symptoms unless they are rubbed or scratched. Let us discuss whether these tags in the skin are signs or symptoms of any illness or symptoms of any weakness or deficiency. First, let us examine the causes and normal symptoms of cutaneous tags.


Causes of Skin Tags

The main causes of skin tags include:
  • These are mainly caused by collagen and blood vessels located inside the thicker bits of derma.
  • Rubbing of skin against skin causes rashes or symptoms of skin tags.
  • Women get a greater number of cutaneous tags due to hormonal changes, especially during pregnancy.
     
Symptoms of Skin Tags

As mentioned earlier, acrochordons usually do not show any specific symptoms unless disturbed or scratched. Skin tags usually appear like a small piece of skin and may have a peduncle or a stalk. It appears more commonly in the neck, groin, chest, or eyelids. Even though most cutaneous tags are not harmful and symptoms like red rashes or rough papilloma are not painful, there are some chances that occasionally such rashes or symptoms cause some illnesses like the Birt-Hogg-Dube syndrome or polycystic ovary syndrome.

 
Are Skin Tags Symptoms of a Weakness or Illness?

Though skin conditions like rashes of skin tags may appear in any age group, adult women are more prone to acrochordons. People suffering from illnesses like diabetes and obesity are also more susceptible to rashes and skin tags. Considering these factors, such rashes or tags of skin may sometimes be symptoms of illness. However, it is not justified to believe that if one has skin tags or its symptoms such as red rashes, the person may be a diabetic or obese or have any other illness. The main point is that the mere rubbing of skin against adjacent skin or clothing or even cosmetics may be causes of rashes or skin tags.

 
Skin Tags and Their Relation With Further Illness

Though usually symptoms like rashes, papilloma, or even the noncancerous tumors of skin tags do not cause any harm or may not lead to any illness, some rare kinds of acrochodons may be linked with some illnesses or diseases like the Birt-Hogg-Dube syndrome and polycystic ovary syndrome. Multiple skin tumors like the skin tags and fibrofolliculomas are the characteristic feature of a very rare autosomal dominant genodermatosis illness called the Birt-Hogg-Dube syndrome.

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A small tag of skin with an appearance of a small piece of skin hanging from a stalk can arise in the neck, under the breast, chest, on eyelids, and the groin. Though these tags are usually harmless, constant rubbing and scratching causes symptoms of rashes or papilloma.
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