Specialists assume friction—like from your shirt’s underarms or a necklace—may cause the growths over time, though it’s unclear why some individuals get more than others, says Anthony Rossi, MD, FAAD, dermatologic surgeon at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Middle and assistant professor of dermatology at Weill Cornell Medical School.
Individuals have used all types of loopy methods to attempt eradicating skin tags on their very own, says Dr. Rossi. He’s heard of individuals tying strings around them, burning them, making an attempt to select them off with their fingers, and even slamming books towards them. “It’s wild what individuals will do,” he says. (Take a look at extra terrible skin-care advice dermatologists wish you’d stop following.)