What Are Skin Tags?

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Skin tags are harmless growths, usually small and elongated, that form frequently under arms, on eyelids and on the chest and neck. These growths, sometimes called acrochordons, are usually painless, and tend to roughly the same color as your skin, if not a bit darker. Acrochordons often occur in places where frequent friction occurs or where clothing might be worn tighter. They can also appear in creases and folds of skin.

Usually, skin tags are caused by collagen and sometimes blood ...

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Warts

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Warts are a common skin condition caused by various strains of the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). Warts can be on hands, feet, face, limbs, or even the genital areas. Except for ones on pressure bearing areas, they are usually painless, and may disappear on their own with time. However, most people want their warts gone as soon as possible. Here is some information on the risk, causes, and types of warts.

Causes

As mentioned above, warts are caused by various strains of ...

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Plantar Warts – What You Can Do

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Plantar warts are the hard, grainy warts that are typically found on the soles of the feet and toes. Because they are subjected to pressure in these areas, they may grow inward beneath a thick callus. They generally occur more frequently when the weather is warm, because the virus that causes these unsightly lesions, human papilloma virus, is most likely to thrive in warm and moist environments. This can include locker rooms, public showers, and the deck of your swimming ...

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