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Cutaneous skin tags are small, usually harmless ( benign ) skin growths.
Skin tags; Acrochordons; Fibroepithelial polyps
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Cutaneous tags are very common skin growths. They usually occur after midlife and are usually harmless and noncancerous ( benign ). The tag sticks out of the skin and may have a short, narrow stalk connecting it to the surface of the skin.
Cutaneous tags are usually painless and do not grow or change. However, they may be irritated from rubbing by clothing or other materials. Cutaneous skin tags are more common in people who are overweight or who have diabetes. They are thought to occur from skin rubbing against skin, so they commonly form in skin folds.
Definition An ear (preauricular) tag is a small skin tag or pit in front of the outside part of the ear. Alternative Names Preauricular tag; Preauricular pit Considerations Skin tags and pits just in front of the opening of the outside (external) ear are commonly seen in newborn infants. In most cases, these are normal. However, both preauricular tags and pits can be associated with other medical conditions. It is important to point out skin tags or pits to your child's health care provider during the routine well-child examination. Common Causes An inherited tendency to have this facial feature A genetic syndrome that has preauricular pits or tags as one feature A sinus tract problem (an abnormal connection between the skin and tissue underneath)
Hi everyone. Today I want to talk about new or changing moles in kids and pregnant women as these two groups tend to have moles of concern that bring them into the dermatologist's office. Overall, dermatologists prefer not to perform procedures on kids or pregnant women but we also do not want to miss a skin cancer on anyone! As any women who has been pregnant knows, many things about the body change during pregnancy, including the skin. While there are specific rashes associated with pregnancy, new growths can appear and existing moles can change shape and size as the pregnancy progresses and hormone levels fluctuate. In many cases, existing moles will become darker and larger, which of course causes concern. In the majority of cases, this is normal, especially if multiple moles change or many new growths occur in a short time period. However, melanoma and other skin cancers can appear in pregnant women just as commonly as in non-p...
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