Skin tags are growths on the skin that are as a result of a lot of friction on the skin. This friction causes the veins and collagen on that part of the skin to get entangled within thin bits of skin. This ends up being a growth on the skin that has a head-like feature and a thin stalk. They may appear on any part of the body mostly on the face, genitals, hands and anywhere else with a lot of skin folds and experiences a lot of friction. There have even been cases of skin tags appearing on the nipple.
Skin tags appearing on or around the nipples may sound awkward to someone who has never had them but they exist. In fact, there are many people out there who have for once in their lives developed one or a couple of them but managed to successfully get rid of them.
What causes such skin tags, you ask? As indicated earlier, skin tags are as a result of a lot of friction and this occurs even on the nipples as they rub on the garments and the surrounding skin. They are more frequent in women than in men, possible because of the fact that women have breasts and therefore, a higher chance of friction as they rub against the clothes. Obese men have a lot of similarities with women when it comes to the chest because of the fat accumulation within them.
The nipples are part of the most sensitive parts of the body and therefore, the skin tags on this area should be treated with a lot of caution. The removal process for example, should be carried out with a lot of care to avoid hurting the nipples.
You can reach out and touch your nipples. That means that you can also use the home skin tag removal methods on the skin tags. One of them for example, involves the use of a string that is tightly tied at the base of the skin tag. This kills the cell tissue within the tag and it disintegrates and falls off after a couple of days.
An instant method of removing skin tags on the nipple would be to carry out a simple surgical procedure but you have to be very careful not to accidentally cut your nipple.
There are many other methods that you can use to remove skin tags that appear on the nipples. No matter which one you choose, ensure that it is completely safe and effective.