There are several skin tags that are very common and benign (non-cancerous). Skin tags are small, soft, skin-colored growths on your skin. Skin tags are a piece of skin attached by a stalk and often stick out. These can occur almost anywhere on the body. However, the two most common areas for skin tags are the neck, eyelids, armpits, and intimate areas. They can be an annoying skin problem for patients who experience irritation, and discomfort and want to get rid of these bumps on their skin.
Once formed, they typically don’t get any bigger. You may have just one or two, or you may have many; they might be in isolated spots or in a group with many skin tags. They are usually asymptomatic and harmless. However, since it can be difficult to self-diagnose skin tags, it’s important to see a dermatologist or GP if anything is growing, changing, bleeding, itching, crusty, flaky, or changing the colour of your skin.