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My 12 year old son seems to be getting several skin tag in

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My 12 year old son seems to be getting several skin tag in his chest. Moles, freckles, and skin tags run in my family. He has those too. Is this a normal thing for a young thin healthy boy or can this be bad?

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How many are there?

Is there any recent change in them?

Does he have any other symptom?

Customer: replied 4 years ago.
I would say maybe a dozen or less. There are a few with like two side by side. No other symptoms and they are flesh color
Thank you for the information,

Skin tags are common.

They are harmless & their number varies among individuals.

There is a hereditary predisposition to it.

Moles are also common & can be present without any ill effect.

But if you notice any change in it you should get it checked by doctor.

Some points to remember about a mole.

If the moles itch, it is a matter of concern.

If the size of the mole is 6 mm or more

The surface and border of the mole are irregular

If the mole starts to increase in size

If there is multiple color in a single mole.

If any of these change is seen then I would suggest to get him an examination by doctor.

I hope this information helps.

I will be happy to assist, if you need any clarification.

Please feel free for any follow up query.

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