What Is A Skin Tag?
Some people are more prone to develop skin tags than others. Doctors believe that it may have something to do with genetics since they tend to run in families. They also seem to be more prevalent in overweight people and tend to increase during pregnancy due to changing hormones.
These can form anywhere on your body but usually are found on the eyebrows, face, neck, underarms and beneath the bra line. They also appear on the eyelid or bikini line.
They look like soft, jingly, wobbly bits of skin usually caused by friction when skin rubs against skin such as with the underarms or breasts. Or when skin rubs against clothing, particularly around shirt collars and undergarments.
Although most begin as very tiny spots, some will continue to grow and can become as large as a grape. Most often they are flesh colored but can also be slightly brown.
In most cases, they are harmless, but aside from being unattractive, they can be irritating and even painful when they are rubbed or become caught on clothing and jewelry.