U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
Bronx, NY
A 17-year-old female asked:

17 years old still suck thumb. have a big lump on the palm of my sucking thumb, hurts but doesn't itch. recently, new small bumps grew and it itches.

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Faryal Ghaffar
Pediatrics 31 years experience
Thumb sucking: Thumb sucking can cause dermatitis that itches as well it can cause infection (bacterial, fungal, viral including herpes) need to see your physician to determine what's causing the bumps.
Dr. Russell Chin
Dentistry 46 years experience
Find substitute : Seems like you've been going through a lot being only 17 your use of your thumb as a coping mechanism stems from child hood habit of using it to comfort you. You need to find a substitute or see a psychologist who uses hypnosis to leave the thumb behind because your an adult and can have a normal looking thumb again so it will look like the other one.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Educational text
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits - just $39!
50% off with $15/month membership
Last updated Jul 28, 2016

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.