Bumps on the skin can lead to much discomfort, no matter what kind they may be – boils, lesions, pimples or otherwise. The situation is even worse when an individual is unable to identify the reason for the appearance of these bumps. Moreover, certain kinds of skin aberrations can belie some serious health conditions that require urgent medical attention. Therefore, one must not take any kind of bumps on the skin very lightly – instead, their cause and nature needs be investigated properly. The following is a list of possible causes of skin bumps; one may find some clues regarding their own skin condition by a perusal of these.
Skin tags (acrochordons) are brown-colored growths, outpouching of skin. This skin condition is characterized by small skin growths with bulges at the end. Usually, skin tags form in areas where the skin rubs against each other - like in the neck, groin and armpit. These bumps can be ignored as there is really nothing for you to worry about them. But, once they become painful, or they start bleeding, see your doctor. They can be removed through freezing, cutting, or by using mild level of electric current. Infection and bleeding may result if you attempt to get rid of skin tags on your own.
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