Skin tags are just that – small tags or flaps of tissue that protrude and hang off the skin’s surface. They may look like loose moles, and are often seen on the neck, chest, back, armpit and under breasts.
Skin tags affect women more often than men, and the likelihood of them occurring increases with age and weight gain. Fortunately, skin tags are harmless, and pose no health risk.
They can be irritating though, and can bleed and become inflamed or painful if:
- They rub on clothing
- They catch on jewelry
- They become itchy and are scratched