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Skin Tags: Discover Their Causes and How to Get Rid of Them

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  • Skin tags (acrochordons) are small, noncancerous (benign) growths that usually measure only a few millimeters in length, though they can grow up to half an inch
  • Experts don’t know the exact cause of skin tags, but they believe that these growths appear when skin rubs against skin

Your skin is the heaviest organ in the body and takes up about 16% of your total weight. It serves many purposes, such as protecting your internal organs from microbes and environmental heat, as well as regulating body temperature. But due to its size and breadth, there’s a chance that growths can unexpectedly form. One common example found among adults is skin tags.


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