Skin tags are quite common in the groin area. Unfortunately a skin tag in this area can be irritated by or caught on clothing and this can lead to swelling of the skin tag or infection developing. Once the skin tag has been irritated by clothing or exercise it can take several days to heal. The yellow discharge on the plaster may be serous fluid, this is normal. But to be sure this is not infected you will have to see your doctor or practice nurse to assess this. Skin tags can be removed if they are causing a problem, either by burning or freezing the base of the skin tag, or occasionally surgically removed if the skin tag is large. This is a minor procedure usually done under a local anaesthetic. Hopefully this will help you,
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