Skin tags can appear on any part of the body, hence the names given to them. Among the most common types are genital skin tags. In this category, are penile, vaginal and anal skin tags. Just as the name suggests, anal skin tags appear in or around the anus in both men and women. Whenever someone notices them on his or her body, it often immediately becomes a point of worry.
Some of the things people fear is the possibility of having anal cancer. At the same time, there are people who harbor fears of having contracted a sexually transmitted disease. All of these cases do not apply to skin tags. In fact, skin tags are merely harmless growths that occur on the skin after blood vessels are trapped against collagen within thin bits of skin.
The causing factor of anal skin tags is primarily friction. It is this friction that brings about the trapping of trapping of blood vessels and collagen in the first place. What brings about this friction, you ask? The number one encouraging agent of friction around the anus is obesity. Overweight individuals usually have a lot of extra body fat around the buttocks. These layers of fat greatly rub against each other especially during movements resulting in anal skin tags.
You do not however, have to be overweight for friction to occur around the anus. The undergarments you wear also play a big role in determining if friction really occurs within that area of the body. Some types of fabrics are really uncomfortable and if you wear underwear made from them, be prepared for a lot of friction that may result into anal skin tags. This to a large extent applies to women who wear uncomfortable thongs and g-strings that encourage a lot of friction.
There are many methods that you can choose from to remove anal skin tags. Among the most effective methods is cryotherapy. This involves freezing the cell tissue within it using liquid nitrogen. This treatment kills the cells within the skin tag, hence prompting it to fall off. Another treatment that you can use is directly cutting off the skin tag from the base using a scalpel. However, in this case, please ensure that the tool you use is sterilized.
There are many other ways that you can use to remove skin tags. However, it is advisable that you consult a dermatologist before trying out anything.