Skin Tags and Cysts: When They’re Harmless and When They’re Not

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You’re putting on your favorite necklace and it gets caught on a tiny, rogue flap of skin that’s popped up right at your neckline. Sound familiar?

Most of the time, common skin flaws like skin tags or skin cysts are nothing more than unsightly and annoying, but occasionally there can be more to them. It’s important to know when to have a doctor take a look.

Skin tags: Pesky but usually benign

Skin tags are flesh-colored skin growths that usually develop on areas of the body where skin rubs together, such as the neck, armpit or groin.