Introduction And Background
There are skin conditions which make your skin crawl, like acne, and then there are skin conditions like skin tags. Skin tags are becoming quite common and we now know a lot more about them than we used. However, we are still quite unaware about skin tags. There are a lot of people left who do not yet know what they are called even though they must have seen it regularly on those around them, especially on parents or grandparents. Skin tags might not ever be as famous as acne but they are not unpopular as well. Still, they are a much better skin condition than acne. Read on further to understand how and why.
The Information On Skin Tags
You might understand skin tags a little just by the name. They are actually small tags or flaps on skin which grow on the skin but are usually of a different color and one can clearly see that they are not part of the original skin. Skin tags have their own blood supply as well. They can grow on your body because of genes. If you are aware of the topic you might know that the tags sometimes run in the family. If your parents had it or your siblings have it, chances are that you will have it too. However, they mostly develop due to friction. Frictions of skin against skin or skin against any item such as clothes are likely to make skin tags appear. This does not mean that you freak out if your skin comes into contact with any such item. It only happens after regular and frequent friction occurring in an area. This is why older people get skin tags more often than younger ones. Their skin sags and wrinkles form which means that your skin is slightly drooping and forming layers which means friction is bound to occur. This is also why obese people also have skin tags.
Where Do They Form?
Skin tags can form anywhere basically. They can appear on the shoulders, near the eyelids and even in the genital region. They are however very common around the neck.
Is Having Skin Tags On The Neck Dangerous?
Having skin tags on the neck, or any other part of the body for that matter, is not dangerous at all. This is a very common misconception. More often than not, men and women tend to freak out at the appearance of skin tags. They think it is some sort of cancerous growth that is forming on their body and they rush to the doctor who tells them that they only have a case of skin tags. Skin tags are actually quite harmless and you can let them stay there if you want but since they are not pleasant to look at and people who have them get self conscious, it is best to have them removed. Luckily, removing skin tags is an easy process, one you can even do right in your own homes.
How To Remove Skin Tags On The Neck?
Now, since you know about the existence of skin tags on the neck, you would obviously be interested to know how to remove them. Well, firstly, you need not go to the doctor to have them removed. Of course, it is often the first choice for people and they rush to their doctors and spend money on having their tags removed or zapped off. Well, understand that the neck is an area which is not very sensitive (like the eyelids) and you can easily remove skin tags yourself from there. Here are a few methods how:
- A lot of people remove skin tags by taking a piece of dental floss and tying it around the connecting stalk of the skin, the thin stalk which is where the real skin ends and the skin tag begins. This blocks the blood supply to the skin tag and it eventually falls off in a day or two.
- Another natural way to remove skin tags from the neck is to put Tea Tree Oil on it. This organic oil is to be massaged and rubbed gently in circles around the skin tag. It is to be done for a week or two at least for the skin tag to come off.
- People also apply the use of vitamin E and duct tape. The vitamin E cream is applied and then duct tape is put on the skin tag. Eventually, when you take the duct tape off after a few hours, the skin tag comes off with it. You can also use a bandage if you want.
As you can clearly see for yourself, removal of skin tags is not that hard. The best part is that removal of skin tags on the neck is very easy since it is not a sensitive area and you can easily do it by yourself. It wonâ€™t cost you a thing.