Most skin conditions are characterized by itchiness. In fact, even some bumps on tongue may keep urging you to do some scratching.
The funny thing is that the more you scratch on an infected area, the more it becomes irritated. In fact, too much of that will cause bleeding or open sores.
Genital warts are most itchy. When they occur around the anus, and they mostly do, they cause a fierce anus itch that is almost impossible to ignore. A mole itches sometimes. So does a skin tag. We will get into details on possible causes in this article.
Do skin tags itch; causes of itching and bleeding skin tags
So do skin tags itch? They actually do. Following are the most common causes of itching and bleeding skin tags:
- Being rubbed by clothes, skin piercings or jewelry
- Constant picking at, touching or massaging them
- Wrong treatment
- Some soap, lotion and beauty products brands
- Skin patches
- Exposure to a new environment
Itching and bleeding skin tags can become infected and very painful. When and even before this happens, you can try any of the available ways to get rid of skin tags.
What happens when skin around moles itches and moles that itch?
Moles that itch are known as atypical moles. The main difference between them and normal moles is that they can develop into melanoma, a skin cancer that you don’t want to be associated with.
Normal moles don’t itch. In fact, you can carry them for years on your back without ever realizing that they are there.
If you observe that the skin around mole itches often, you should keep a very close eye on it. Preferably, have a doctor check it.
Cancerous moles that itch or skin around mole itches often
At home, you run a quick diagnosis to determine if moles that itch are cancerous. I find it helpful to keep records of existing moles for use in future. For example, you can take maintain a routine inspection of the moles after bath. Taking pictures is even more strategic.
Here are the features to expect in a cancerous mole:
- It has distorted halves. If you were to place a mirror on the center, the two halves would not look symmetrical
- The borders are irregular or blurry
- It has multi-colored spots and patches. The colors can keep changing often
- It is starting to dwarf a pencil eraser and gaining mass fast
- It is fast evolving in regards to size, color and a bit alien compared to other non-itchy moles
So can a mole itch? Yes it can and it is not a good sign. You may also notice that such mole itches sometimes and stops. With time, it may bleed, harden, form a crust and become painful. In fact, before it even gets to that, have a doctor check it.
Do genital warts itch; what causes itching warts
You may be feeling quite itchy down there and may be suspecting of having contracted an STI. The truth is that most STIs do itch.
If you are experiencing an itching and bleeding pimple on pubic area, any of the following conditions can be the cause:
- STIs such as syphilis, warts, chlamydia
- Anal fissures
- Bowel diseases
- Yeast infections
It is therefore important that you be sure that it is itching warts that you indeed are dealing with. Here are some features to look for in genital warts:
- Soft and fleshly skin growths
- Mostly take the color of the skin
- Closely enough, you can take them for tiny cauliflowers
Largest populations appear on vagina, vulva, anus and penile shaft. They can also occur on other genital areas such as the urethra and the cervix. However, it is unlikely that they will not spread to the above mentioned areas.
Why do genital warts itch and what causes itching warts
Why do genital warts itch? Warts will naturally not itch. This is as long as they are not irritated through touch, creams, friction, clothes and such factors. It is very hard to not irritate them however.
For instance, vaginal warts and penile warts can easily get irritated when taking a bath, urinating, having sex and such. Anal warts on the other hand will constantly rub against the buttocks and cause anus itch.
Chances are low that genital warts will develop and fail to itch. In such times, they are easily transmitted and will develop into blisters or sores. In fact, itching is a main symptom of the warts. You find that they may develop and cause no symptoms other than some itchy, soft, tender and burning spots around the genital region.
Do plantar warts itch; wart itches sometime
Plantar warts are sometimes known as verruca. They prefer the heel and the ball of the foot. it isn the reason as to why they are referred to as plantar warts.
Due to constant rubbing against footwear or the ground, a wart on that part of the foot itches sometimes. Pressure exerted on the foot causes the warts to develop inside rather than on the sole. When treated, they leave small hole on the spot that they existed on.
So do plantar warts itch? They absolutely do. In fact, they also are bound to get painful and can even interfere with your posture and gait.
The most common cause of itching and bleeding warts on the foot is friction and constant pressure. The other probable reason why they itch is because they are caused by HPV, a virus with itchiness as one of its symptoms.
Do genital, common and plantar warts itch; what to do
Most warts will itch, especially when they get irritated or injured. Common warts, the ones that you will find on hands and rest of the body are most notorious as far as itchiness is concerned. This is because they are prone to getting rubbed against now and then.
Flat warts, the ones you will find mostly in kids and on face are also very itchy. Next comes warts appearing on or around the genitals. Anal warts are the worst in this category, followed by ones on the vagina and the penis. Plantar warts will also urge you to scratch them often but they will hurt more than they will itch.
Another type of warts that you may also come around is a bit rare but very itchy when it occurs. To identify them, they usually have a dimple on their centers, but take the color of the skin. You will find them on thighs, abdomen or even the chest. They are very itchy.
What are the best treatments for itchy warts?
Topical creams can help reduce the itchiness caused by the warts. In fact, they will get rid of the moles entirely and in time. The problem is that such creams cannot be used on infected or sored warts. They can cause a sudden trauma, canker sore in mouth or even skin ulcers.
Home remedies are the best when it comes to easing and treating itching warts. For example, tea tree oil for warts will reduce inflammation and also aid in quick healing. Others such as aloe Vera and castor oil produce a soothing effect which can help with the burning and itchy sensations produced by itching and bleeding warts.
You can also try disinfectants on the warts. You find that when they itch, warts are bound to get injured or sored sometime in the near future. You can prevent any infection before it happens with disinfectants.
Itching moles, warts, even skin tags can be a source of embarrassment and discomfort. The good thing is that any of them can be removed easily in a clinic or even at home. If any of them is infected and especially when oozing pus, let a doctor be the one to conduct the removal process.