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Small child, suffering from skin tags near anus, small sac, painful. Treatment?

Hello i have a daughter and when i was changing her diaper i notice a skin tag looking thing near my daughters anus , it looks like a sac, its the color of her skin and she complaint of pain the other day, what can that be
Asked On : Sun, 25 Mar 2012
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Perianal skin tags are flaps or lumps of skin at the entrance to the anus. They are a common condition and do not indicate the presence of any other disease. Because of their location, they are commonly confused with other conditions, such as perianal warts or hemorrhoids. They are not cancerous and do not turn cancerous over time.
Although anal skin tags are not a risk to health, they may cause problems in maintaining cleanliness after using the toilet. Skin tags may also trap moisture and cause irritation. They may also become irritated through contact (rubbing) with clothing or the movement associated with sitting.
Maybe applying an ointment such as those used for diaper rash could help.
The tags can be surgically removed if they become too annoying.
I hope this information helps you.
Answered: Mon, 17 Jun 2013
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