How To Remove Warts On Hands

how to remove warts on handsWelcome to How To Remove Warts From Hands, a site built specially to help you make informed decisions about how to remove warts with a particular emphasis on those unsightly and often painful warts on hands.

There are a surprising number of ways to remove warts on hands and understandably they vary greatly in terms of their success rate, discomfort during treatment and the costs involved.

Whilst wart removal surgery is often the most commonly thought-of solution for getting rid of warts on hands there are also a range of home remedies – some of which can be bought over the counter without a prescription and have proven to be surprisingly effective.

Problems With Warts On Hands

Whatever wart removal procedure you opt for one point is worth considering seriously – not only can warts on hands be uncomfortable and can cause embarrassment one must remember that warts are actually caused by a highly-contagious virus. As a result you may be surprised to read that warts can be passed on – either to other people whom you come into physical contact with or even to other parts of your body if not treated.

This is a major reason why warts on hands can be such a problem when compared with other types of warts; namely that if they are not removed swiftly there are risks of a growing problem as you touch other parts of your body – which can include the face and the genitals – thus passing on the virus and potentially leading to other warts elsewhere on your body.

It goes without saying  therefore that if you’re suffering from warts on hands – or even anywhere else on your body – it’s wise to learn how to remove warts as soon as possible so you can eliminate the problem and then get on with life as usual.

Types of Warts

There is an exceedingly high number of variations among warts. The five kinds that are typically seen are common warts, plantar warts, plane warts, filiform warts and mosaic warts. Each type has its particular cause.

•    Common Warts

These have a rough appearance that bears resemblance to the surface of cauliflower. They may appear anywhere on the human body but are usually noticed on knuckles and fingers. They may also appear on elbows and knees.

•    Plantar Warts

These warts more typically appear on the soles of your feet. They can cause significant pain because the pressure of walking will push the body of the wart back into the flesh of the foot. Their appearance is often characterized by a white area with a black dot in the center.

•    Plane Warts

Circular, flat and smooth, plane warts are usually colored like the skin around them. They sometimes have a yellow or brownish hue. They appear on the hands legs and faces of children but rarely on those of adults.

•    Filiform Warts

Longer than other warts, these manifest themselves son the eyelids and in folds of flesh near the neck and armpits.

•    Mosaic Warts

When you see several small warts in a cluster, you are probably looking at mosaic warts.

Causes of Warts On Hands

how to remove wartsAll of these warts are caused by strains of the human papillomavirus (HPV). This virus does not create the symptoms that we usually associate with a virus, such as fever, nausea or coughing. Instead, these viruses enter physically through cracks in the skin. Your body’s immune system creates the substance of the wart by trying to isolate it from the rest of the body. This is why it is effective to use treatments that reduce the size of warts. Eventually, these treatments physically remove the virus.

How To Remove Warts On Hands

A range of solutions for removing warts exist including freezing off the wart, allowing a surgeon to cut it off or the use of a topical cream that will gently dry out the wart until it drops off taking the HPV virus with it. For detailed advice on all these treatments please use the site navigation to explore the problems and a range of possible solutions with both their benefits and weaknesses explained in detail.

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