Skin tags are common among both men and women above 50 years old. They are small, usually measured in millimeters, but can grow to a half-inch in length. Once formed, they typically don’t get any bigger and commonly appear on parts of the body that are subjected to skin folds or friction, especially on, armpits, thighs, eyelids, groin, under breasts, and neck.
Skin care is necessary especially in the case of skin tags and it relies greatly on understanding the causes leading to skin tags or the contributing factors. Although, it is not clear exactly what set of causes lead to skin tags, but it may happen when clusters of collagen and blood vessels gets trapped inside thicker pieces of skin. As they are more common in skin creases or folds, skin rubbing against skin may be the main cause.
Some people appear to inherit an increased susceptibility to skin tags. Skin tags affect people both males and females, but they happen more often during pregnancy, in people who are obese, and in people with diabetes. They have been associated with Hyper-insulinemia, when there is too much insulin circulating in the blood.
Skin tags appear to be more common in cases of:
Skin tag removal is normally for aesthetic or cosmetic reasons, since they are usually harmless. Large skin tags, especially in areas where they may rub against something, such as clothing, jewelry or skin, removal is advisable due to skin irritation possibilities.
The following procedures are some of the treatments:
Cauterization: it means a skin specialist burns off the skin tag using electrolysis.
Cryosurgery: it means freezing off the skin tag using a probe containing liquid nitrogen.
Ligation: it means interrupting the blood supply to the skin tag.
Excision: a specialist cuts out the skin tag with a scalpel.
It is not normally a recommendation to remove a skin tag at home, due to the risk of bleeding and possible infection. However, Tying dental floss or thin cotton thread around the base of the tag to cut off circulation to the tag is one of the possibilities in the case of very small tags. However, generally, seeking the advice of a skin specialist or a specialized dermatologist is the safest step before taking any action. Book an appointment now, with the specialist dermatologist in the UAE, Dr. Rolf Soehnchen at German Heart Centre Dubai.
In some cases, the best Urologist in Dubai, who diagnoses and treats diseases of the urinary tract, and the reproductive tract in men, may perform surgeries, for example, removing cancerous tumours or unblocking the urinary tract. The urinary tract is the system that creates, stores, and removes urine from the body. Doctors with this speciality treat any part of this system. This includes the kidneys, ureters, bladder, urethra, glands, also treat all parts of the male reproductive system.
Acne problems happen at some point in people’s lives, mostly on the face, chest, and back. Dubai residents are no exception especially with around 20-30% increase in the number of acne cases registered at hospitals. Several factors lead to acne outbursts, especially if it is a side effect of weight increase or Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome.
Ideally, menstrual periods happen every cycle that averages between 21 to 35 days and last for three to seven days. Menstrual problems vary, such as periods that happen within less than 21 days or more than 35 days apart, missing three consecutive periods or more, and menstrual flow density abnormality like it is much heavier or lighter than the norm.