Warts on Hands

Warts on hands are a skin infection that can be very problematic to cure. This is because, when warts grow on hands, it is going to be very easy to spread them on other parts of the body or to transmit the infection to other people.

warts on hands

The areas where they form are fingers and fingernails. They are usually not painful unless they grow under the nail plate. In this case they are not going to be only painful but also very difficult to remove. Another way to refer to hand warts is periungual warts, when they grow around the nail, and subungual warts, when they grow beneath it.

Symptoms and transmission of hand warts:

Warts are small rough growth which develop on the skin after an infection from the human papillomavirus (HPV). The virus can penetrate inside the body through area of broken skin such as small cuts or scratches. Hand warts can be transmitted either through direct or indirect contact with a person or an object. This means that you can get the virus just shacking hands with an infected person or just drying your hands on a towel which has been previously infected.

Warts on hands can be spread very easily because we constantly touch things around us or our body without even realizing it. This makes very high the possibility to infect object and also to infect other people when we interact with them. I strongly suggest you have your hands covered with gloves all the time if you have warts on them. This will make sure you will not accidentally spread the HPV to other parts of your body, to other people or contaminate any object.

Cures and treatments for warts on hands:

Since hand warts are going to make your life much more difficult, I am sure that if you have them you are already looking for a way to remove them. Most of the times, this type of warts can be considered flat warts since they are also flat, rough and have a light pink or yellow/brown color. Like for them, there are few available treatment for their removal:

  • Electrocautery: A medical probe heated with electric current is used to burn the wart and cauterized it. As you can imagine this procedure is very painful and can leave visible scars.
  • Surgery: It consists in a surgical incision that will remove the infected tissues. If warts has grown beneath fingernails, the procedure will remove also a part of the nail. This of course is going to be painful.
  • Cryotherapy: The warts are going to be frozen with liquid nitrogen and then removed. Since it can be very dangerous and leave visible marks on your skin, this procedure is only used when other have failed.

Something you should know about these treatments is that they are not only invasive and painful but they usually leave scars on the skin. Because of this a lot of pharmaceutical companies are now selling over-the-counter drugs that try to remove warts without any side effect. These products are creams or lotions that you have to apply for several weeks or months. They never solve your problem completely. This is because no external treatment is able to eradicate the HPV from the body and even if the warts are physically removed, they are going to grow again since the virus will be still inside your body.

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