4 Common Reasons for Painful Skin Tags

behealthy January 25, 2013 0
4 Common Reasons for Painful Skin Tags

Skin tags are quite common for people to have these days and most don’t even realize they have them. Unfortunately, these skin blemishes can become problems when they feel painful on the body.

There are a lot of reasons this happens and those reasons vary from person to person. If your skin tags have been hurting, there are some reasons why that might be happening:

Home Removal

home remediesThere are a lot of great home remedies available that can result in getting rid of your skin tags. Each person is different with the way they react to each. For example, you might find success with one treatment but another might irritate your skin. If you’re experimenting with different home remedies for skin tag removal you might want to stop doing it to see if you feel better. If the pain does end up subsiding it’s best to try a different removal method and see how you feel with that.


Skin tags can pop up in a lot of different places, including under the arms and on the stomach. Your clothing can easily end up irritating the area if it’s rubbing on it all day long. If this is the case, wear cotton clothing and make sure that it is loose. Tight clothing can put pressure on the tag and cause it to become chaffed and raw. There are also some materials that can cause irritation if you’re not careful. While something you’re wearing might look good, is it really worth the pain?


jewelryIf you have tags on your skin around the neck or arm area, you should be careful with the jewelry you wear. Not only can the material cause a lot of pain due to irritation, the design of it can also hurt you. For example, box chains can snag on your tag and pull on it.

Some people even experience tearing and bleeding because their jewelry gets caught on the skin so much throughout the day. If you are wearing a piece of jewelry and notice that your tag is in pain, quit wearing it. Unfortunately the only way to wear that jewelry again is by getting rid of the tag all together.


If you swim a lot and are in an area that has chemicals inside of it, you are likely to feel some pain with your tag. The good news is that you can easily feel relief by putting a bandage on the area before you go swimming. There are liquid bandages as well as those that are waterproof, so you have a lot of options.

When you still feel pain and none of these are reasons why, you should go see your dermatologist. They will examine your skin to determine the source of irritation and what can be done to solve it. In many cases they will simply recommend that you have it removed. The procedure is quick and will generally not result in any scarring so once your skin is healed it will look just fine.

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