Skin Tag, otherwise known as Dermatofibroma is non-contagious and it is most commonly found in those who have an aging skin band with predisposition to obesity.
As we get older, collagen of corium and elastin tissue fibers weaken, leading to dry, loose saggy skin. When that happens, small and soft growths that look like nodules form, attaching loosely to anterior chest, around the eyes, neck, arm pits and soft areas of body, which, are known as mild fiber abscess of skin.
Large nodule-like growths can form on eyelids, chest, and arm pits and can be unpleasant like having a skin disease. Although Dermatofibroma is not a risk to health, it causes uneasiness and anxiety. There is no pain nor itchiness but theses small, hard lumps spread, leading to an unpleasant sight. Initially, it starts off being small but becomes the size of beans as it spreads to surrounding areas. Dermatofibroma can be treated with surgical removal and electrocauterization but freezing with liquid nitrogen and laser therapy usually leaves a scar and risk of becoming noticeable again after some years.
In the terms of Traditional Chinese Medicine, it is a problem related to the lungs, large intestine, heart and, liver. Skin and hair are regulated by Lung-Qi. If there is inadequate Lung-Qi, defensive Qi will lose its functions and cannot control derma(skin), hair and pole(sweat gland). Large intestine is an organ that excretes food wastes and if the function of the large intestine weakens, the gas from food wastes would spread to the internal body. The lungs and large intestine are organs that are related and realizing that the exterior and interior directly affects the skin. In addition, heart regulates the blood and blood vessels, if they weaken and has inadequate power for blood to circulate, Nutritive-Qi and Defensive-Qi will not function together leading to clots.
Additionally, the Liver functions as storage for the blood and controls Qi of the body by stretching internal-Qi. If the damp-heat is accumulated in the Liver or stagnation of the Liver-Qi or Liver-fire thus raising to the head up, those can result in formation of Dermatofibroma.
Types of healing treatments
Auricular Acupuncture, Acupuncture.and Herbal Medicine