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Skin Care and Diseases

Do warts itch?

08/11/2000

Question:

I just recently discovered a bump on my hand near my thumb that is slightly hard and itches. My sister believes it to be a wart but i didn`t think warts itched. do they?

Answer:

Warts can become inflamed or irritated and may itch. Have your primary care physician or dermatologist evaluate it. If it is a wart, it most likely can be easily treated. Clearly, if it grows or changes, it should be evaluated.

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Response by:

Pranav   Sheth, MD Pranav Sheth, MD
Formerly:
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati