one knows exactly what causes skin tags. Evidence suggests that they can
form when skin rub up against skin. This comes from observations that
skin tags often appear in folds of skin.
However, there are
growing evidence from population
and other research that skin tags
are more likely to be found in people who suffer from diabetes
overweight. It also has been associated with polycystic ovary syndrome
(POS or PCOS).
As well, there is evidence to suggest that people with
Rabson-Mendenhall syndrome (rare disorder in children involving a
defective insulin receptor gene) and the human papillomavirus (HPV) may
be involved in causing skin tags.
In one study, the authors of the research paper
suggested that multiple skin tags should raise suspicion of insulin
resistance (a pre-diabetic
) in the person.
Removing skin tags is strictly for cosmetic reasons as they do not
present any danger. Several methods are available for their removal but
it is important to first get them looked at by a physician. The reason?
You want to make sure that it is not some other more serious
Find out what natural remedies can be used to get rid of
Some people are interested in cutting off skin tags
with a knife or scissor. It is effective but the thought of pain will stop many from trying this effective method.