Skin tags during pregnancy
According to the NHS, women are more likely to develop skin tags during pregnancy as a result of changes in their hormone levels. Skin tags are small, soft pieces of skin that hang off of the skin by a connection stalk. They are an overgrowth of skin which are harmless and do not pose any health issues.
What Causes Skin Tags during Pregnancy?
Skin Tags are very common and harmless, not something that you should become alarmed about. They are thought to be brought on in pregnant women by hormonal changes. Skin tags may also be caused by excessive friction from skin contact and rubbing of clothing on the skin, especially in areas such as the neck, under the arms, groin and around the bra area. Unfortunately there is little that can be done to prevent skin tags and during pregnancy you may find that you experience other skin changes such as changes in colour, stretch marks as well as spots and itchy skin. If you are at all unsure about a skin tag or are in any discomfort, consult your GP.
How Can I Remove Pregnancy Skin Tags?
During your pregnancy it is best to leave skin tags alone until after your baby is born. They are completely harmless so unless they are causing intense irritation they should be left untouched. Also sometimes skin tags which develop during pregnancy disappear during the months after the birth once hormonal levels are back to normal. If they haven't disappeared, you might want to consult your GP in order to check that they are definitely skin tags. Depending on his advice, you can buy over-the-counter skin tag removal home remedies such as Cryotag Skin Tag Remover. Skin tag removal at home is quick, easy and safe with Cryotag Skin Tag Remover. Cryotag works by freezing the skin tag which causes the tag to fall off. In most cases, only one application* is needed and the skin tags will fall off within two weeks. It's the perfect treatment for new mums who are so busy!
* Some skin tags may require additional treatments. You can treat a skin tag up to 4 times.