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What causes tender skin tag in armpit?

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Posted on Mon, 15 Jun 2015
Question: I have a skin tag under my arm pit. It has gotten bigger. Recently, it has begun to change to a brownish color and is sore.
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Answered by Dr. Rakesh Madhyastha (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Needs biopsy

Detailed Answer:
Hello

Thanks for the query

Any skin tag which changes colour, increases in size or becomes painful requires further evaluation.
It could be due to infection like cellulitis or folliculitis ( infection of underneath hair follicle). It could also mean that the skin tag has turned cancerous. I recommend that you approach a surgeon to get the skin tag removed and send it for pathological analysis.
Tablet acetaminophen is a good for this type of pain, you can take it three times a day for not more than 3 days.

I hope I was of help, if you have any further queries please get back to me

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Brief Answer: Needs biopsy Detailed Answer: Hello Thanks for the query Any skin tag which changes colour, increases in size or becomes painful requires further evaluation. It could be due to infection like cellulitis or folliculitis ( infection of underneath hair follicle). It could also mean that the skin tag has turned cancerous. I recommend that you approach a surgeon to get the skin tag removed and send it for pathological analysis. Tablet acetaminophen is a good for this type of pain, you can take it three times a day for not more than 3 days. I hope I was of help, if you have any further queries please get back to me Regards