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Question by  DanMan (121)

Should I be concerned about skin tags on my children?


Answer by  sadiesmom (254)

No, skin tags are harmless flaps of skin that should cause no problems. If it is an issue that you would like to have addressed, your doctor or a specialist, depending on location of the skin tag, can remove it in a short, painless office visit. The visit is typically covered by medical insurance.


Answer by  patti (29325)

If the skin tags are not discolored or tearing, there is no need to be concerned. Point them out to the pediatrician next time you visit.


Answer by  rtpinto (56)

No,you don't need to be concerned about skin tags on your kids. This is more of a cosmetic problem instead of a medical problem. You can have them removed by your doctor or try to remove them yourself at home by tying them off with some string and letting them fall off on their own.


Answer by  srainne (2597)

Children and toddlers often develop skin tags, as they're often found in areas of the body where friction happens. They're benign and can usually be removed.

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