‘Safe’ Skin Growths that Rub Us the Wrong Way

‘Safe’ Skin Growths that Rub Us the Wrong Way

Jennifer Wong, RPA-C explains that skin tags (or acrochordons) occur more commonly in obese or diabetic individuals and in people with a family history of skin tags. They may be related to genes, hormones, or underlying conditions. The same is true for keratosis pilaris. These are small bumps that usually show up on the upper arms and thighs due to pores becoming plugged with the skin protein keratin.

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