Warts On Hands

Warts on hands are one of the most common reasons for people seeking wart treatment. Although they are usually harmless, they are a blemish on the skin that most people don't like to look at and, if there's one thing you look at a lot, it's your hands!

But, how do you get warts?

Warts are actually caused by a virus and you can get it by being exposed to the virus. This virus affects the skin cells and causes them to multiply faster than they normally should which results in the bumpy lump that we know of as a wart. How you catch this virus is somewhat of a mystery, but it is though 00004000 t that it gets in through cracks in the skin. It may be that you have come in contact with someone that has warts, or it has been transmitted to you through a moist surface.

Warts on hands, elbows, knees, and ankles are usually the most common kind of wart - Verruca Vulgaris, or simply called the common wart. They are usually bumpy and scaly looking and may even have dark spots inside which are actually blood vessels. The virus that causes them is called the human papillomavirus and it hangs out in the bottom layer of your epidermis, causing the cells to become distorted and pushing them up which causes the skin to bump out. They actually grow in cylindrical patterns that binds together giving them the look of a mosaic.

One thing about warts is that you might try a treatment only to find warts returning. That's because you need to treat the virus that is causing them. You may be able to scrape off the upper layer of the wart but eventually it'll pop up again because the virus is still in the layers underneath. Therefore, treatment must be thoughtful and thorough.

Anyone can get warts, but warts on hands are typically seen in younger people and often affect teenagers. This can be very devastating at an age when self-esteem is low anyway. There are many treatments for warts but not everyone will react to the same treatment same way so if your friend got rid of their wart using duct tape that might not work for you. The best thing you can do is experiment and find a good solution that gets rid of warts for you.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of stubborn warts on hands/wrists?
    My son has worked in a grocery store for 4 years. He washes his hands frequently, but at some point years ago he contacted the virus that causes warts on his hands. He has had them removed by a doctor 3 different times. The warts keep coming back and he has scars from the previous doctor's visits. He's tried just about everything over-the-counter. There must be some way to get rid of them for good. Know of any remedies that actually work?

    • ANSWER:
      Well, freezing at the doctors office usually works, or I've heard of people who have put duct tape on their warts and kept it on for months and the strength of the tape seems to kill them, but since they're on his hands that might be difficult.

  2. QUESTION:
    Does anyone know how to get rid of warts on hands?
    I have lots of warts on my hands and i have tried everything. I can't get rid of them. Ive frozen them, burned them, duct tape, and used hypnosis to try and get rid of them. Any remedies would be good!!! thanks
    i have over 90 on my hands and i have already got the frozen
    yes it is possible to have 90 on your hands and yes i have gone to a dermatologist. Do you even have a brain?

    • ANSWER:
      Try applying Vicks Vaporub several times a day.

  3. QUESTION:
    How can I get rid of Common Warts on hands?
    My son has about 7 common warts on his hands, I have tried freeze away, compound W and the band-aids for warts. I just can't seem to get rid of them, any suggestions!!

    • ANSWER:
      Hi I've had a similar problem, had about 10-15 warts on my hands and fingers and nothing I tried worked for them, not even seeing a doctor. I bought some wartner a few months ago and I found that it really helped, you need to use it every 2 weeks like it says on the box and after about 3 tries most of mine are gone, it can take a few weeks after you apply it for them to die and fade away but it did help me a lot and now most of them are gone. I've heard that it can also help to trim away the excess skin before treating so that you can get to the centre of the wart easier.

  4. QUESTION:
    Anyone ever use Apple Cider Vinegar to get rid of warts on hands and feet?
    I've read on a few websites that using apple cider vinegar will remove warts on hands and feet, has anyone ever used this or heard of it? And did they go away? Anybody got any suggestion on how to remove them? I've tried the freezing stuff and compound W doesn't do anything. Help??!!

    • ANSWER:
      Go to a dermatologist. He will freeze it more effectively and it will not come back.

      I used to get warts when I was younger. I put a salacylic acid treatment on them and covered them with duct tape. After a few weeks, the wart weakened, and when I pulled off the tape the wart was attached to it. Of course, this was temporarily painful, but the wart didn't come back after that.

      Vinegar works on small warts. It will go away after a while but they might come back. Just go see a dermatologist, and he will cure them for you.

  5. QUESTION:
    Can warts from hands be transmitted to the face?
    I've had a white-ish cluster like growth on my hand for a long time before realising that it must be a wart. Can this type be transmitted to the face or are facial warts a different type?

    • ANSWER:
      everything is possible but that happens iv very very rare cases! and only to people who immune system is very low and weak!!!

      anyway if you have them you MUST get rid of them as soon as it is possible because warts are very contagious!!!

      and if you really want to get rid of warts forever then you should know that you can remove warts by surgery, freezing, laser, acid or with cream but warts can reappear again and again because warts appears when your immune system is weak! so you must build up your immune system because your body can get rid of warts by itself if your immune system will be strong! so eat more healthy food, more vitamins and more sport activities!
      (No smoking, no beer/ale, no booze, no drugs, no junk food, no fast food garbage, no sugary sweet soda's. Get on a good, balanced, healthy diet including plenty of boiled or steamed vegetables. Drink P L E N T Y O F W A T E R , fruit juices & fat free milk. Snack on lots of RAW fruit & veggies. Get up one hour early every morning & take a BRISK 30 minute walk - then - do the same thing again in the evening after dinner. Make sure you eat a good, balanced breakfast daily. You get your energy for the day from your breakfast meal. Get 8 hours sleep each night. Flip your mattress over so it will level out to give you a good night's rest. Slack off too much coffee & tea.)

      HPV is the virus that causes warts. And HPV virus has many strains. In your case you have HPV virus strain number 2. People can be infected with HPV and never show any symptoms. Others will develop warts. These warts can stay the same size, grow, or go away on their own. It depends on the infected person's immune system. A healthy immune system means your body may be able to suppress the virus and not show symptoms.

      also you must use herbal treatment because you can not always live 100% healthy...!!!

      in that case Wartrol is really good (probably the best) product that gets rid of warts comparatively fast and makes you feel more confident knowing that they wont reappear again! it says that it is designed for Genital Warts but
      it does not matter because warts are warts and wartrol works by stimulating your immune system to fight the HPV virus that causes the warts. of course it is better if you use full course (5 months - if I remember correctly).

      It worked very fast and still works for me because I do not have wart outbreaks anymore!

      I do not know if any pharmacies carry Wartrol but I do know that you should purchase it directly from the manufacturer and read more about the product here http://www.wartrol.com/?aid=221781

      The advantage of Wartrol over other natural treatments for warts is that, since it is taken orally, it can also act on invisible warts that can't be treated by other creams and natural remedies.

      good luck!

      Working in health + used to work for a dermatologist + personal experience

  6. QUESTION:
    Any home remedies to get rid of warts on hands?
    I have 4 warts on one finger--one is huge and goes around the nail at bottom and side. I have used the apple cider vinegar but they did come back. OTC remedies have not helped. Can someone give me more ideas?

    • ANSWER:
      Yes. A very easy method and very cheap.

      Cover each wart and a small area around it with either clear nail varnish or clear glue. Remove this coating in the afternoon and recoat the warts. They should disappear in a matter of 1 to 2 weeks.

      This is not old wives' tales. There is a scientific explanation. The reason why this simple method works is that warts are caused by virus which need air to survive. When you cut off their air supply under a good layer of nail varnish or glue, the virus will eventually die.

      The coat of glue or nail varnish will eventually crack as you use your hands and flex your fingers during the day. That's why it has to be removed and replaced by a fresh coat relatively frequently.

      All the best!

  7. QUESTION:
    How does one get rid of warts on hands and feet permanently?
    My young nice (8 years old) suffers from warts on her fingers and feet. Has had it removed professionally a number of times but it just keeps on coming back.

    • ANSWER:
      HI Xandre

      Here are some answers and remedies for the issue. Need to really look at her diet and learn about detoxing the body by doing a colon and liver cleanse to rid of the toxins in the blood.

      Causes
      Warts are caused by any of 35 viruses and are often a consequence of poor diet and nutrition, poor hygiene, and, in the cases of genital warts, unprotected sex. Warts also become more common as a consequence of aging with corresponding diminished immune function.

      Caution: Some warts can turn into cancerous tumors. If they do not seem benign, consult with a physician immediately.

      ------------------------------...

      Natural Cures

      Note: Natural healing of warts may require one to two months of care, with the wart disappearing suddenly in one to three days.

      Aromatherapy: Lemon essential oil applied topically can speed healing. Thuja oil is also effective for dealing with warts.

      Diet: Eat an organic, whole foods diet, emphasizing foods that are high in vitamin A, such as dark green and yellow vegetables, cold-water fish, eggs, and sulfur, such as onions, garlic, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, and broccoli. Avoid all refined and processed foods, sugar, unhealthy fats, and excess animal proteins, as well as milk and dairy products.

      Herbs: a.Onions for Warts: Warts have been said to disappear when treated perseveringly with raw onion dipped in salt.

      b.Wild Lettuce for Warts: The expressed juice is "much regarded as an application to boils, abscesses and carbuncles, and if put upon warts will cause them to drop off.

      c.Garlic for Warts and Moles: Here is a very successful routine for removal of these unwanted growths called moles, or warts. Take a button of garlic, slice or cut in two, and placed the cup area over a wart of mole. Tape it on, and as it dries out put a fresh piece. Many users have reported good results.

      d.Cashew Oil: The cashew oil, which must be used with great caution, is used as an application to warts, corns, ringworms, cancerous ulcers.

      d.Potassium Deficiency for Warts and Moles: When cysts or tumors grow in places where they can be seen outside the body, often we react by having them cut out. This defeats healing by working on the effect instead of the cause. You can cut cysts out, tumors off, and burn warts off (which are also a potassium deficiency), or get rid of as many moles as you wish, but unless you go to the cause, they will grow back again, and you may end up with as many or more cysts, tumors, moles as before. Different signs of potassium deficiency will keep popping out on the body because the condition that needs correcting is on the inside. You have to go into the cause, Dr. Christopher always insisted, which is the way we have been eating.Potassium sources: There are several ways to receive your potassium. Dr. Bernard Jensen sells a potassium broth made from dehydrated vegetables. Dr. Bronner makes a similar, excellent product. You can also make your own potassium broth by simmering equal parts of red potatoes, celery, carrots, onions, and herbs to taste. Raw vegetable and fruit juices also flood the system with potassium.

      Homeopathy: Useful homeopathic remedies include Thuja, Causticum, Calc carb., Ruta grav., and Graphites.

      Nutritional Supplementation: Recommended nutrients include vitamin A, beta carotene, vitamin B complex, vitamin C, vitamin E, zinc, garlic capsules, and L-cysteine.

      Topical Treatment: A solution of garlic oil, vitamin E, castor oil, and zinc oxide cream can be applied topically to warts.

      Alternative Professional Care
      If your symptoms persist despite the above measures, seek the help of a qualified health professional. The following professional care therapies have all been shown to be useful for treating warts: Naturopathic Medicine, Orthomolecular Medicine, and Traditional Chinese Medicine.

      Best of health to you

  8. QUESTION:
    Can warts on hands and fingers transfer to genitals through tampon insertion?
    Can non-genital warts on fingers be spread to the genitals via tampon insertion or other contact with the genitals? Could the spread lead to genital HPV detectable by Pap smear?

    • ANSWER:
      There would be a possibility that non-genital warts could affect the cervix, vaginal canal or vulva. A person at more risk of having non-genital HPV affect the genital area would be someone with a compromised immune system or someone with an organ transplant.

      A Pap smear looks for abnormal cell changes of the cervix. A Pap smear is not an HPV test. Once abnormal cell changes are seen on a Pap test then a second or reflex HPV test is done confirming high risk HPV types. The HPV test does not screen for low risk HPV types and the Pap test does not screen for all 40 genital HPV types. Your Pap test can be negative but you can have the virus...the virus not causing any cell changes.

      If by chance non-genital warts did affect the cervix...and did cause abnormal cell change (which would probably be rare) your HPV could be negative because you did not have one of the HPV types the test screen for. A Pap test is not an overall screening for the entire genital area.
      They are two FDA approved HPV test for the cervix. Cervista and the Hybrid Capture® 2
      HPV DNA

      Certain HPV types tend to occur at particular anatomic sites; however, warts of any HPV type may occur at any site. The primary clinical manifestations of HPV infection include common warts, genital warts, flat warts, and deep palmoplantar warts (myrmecia). Less common manifestations of HPV infection include focal epithelial hyperplasia (Heck disease),1 epidermodysplasia verruciformis, and plantar cysts. Warts are transmitted by direct or indirect contact, and predisposing factors include disruption to the normal epithelial barrier. Treatment can be difficult, with frequent failures and recurrences. Many warts, however, resolve spontaneously within a few years.

      www.medscape.com

  9. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of warts on hands?
    I need help on how to get rid of the warts that developed on my fingers. Any comments? Please only suggest the ways that worked for you.

    • ANSWER:
      I babysat for a little girl with the same issue and her mom used duct tape...all I remember is it worked.

      DUCT TAPE FOR WART REMOVAL

      A study by Dr. Dean Focht, reported in the Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine (http://archpedi.ama-assn.org), found duct tape to be more effective than treatment with cryotherapy (liquid nitrogen used to freeze warts).

      Dr. Anthony J. Mancini, pediatric dermatologist at Children's Memorial Hospital in Chicago uses duct-tape therapy for warts. In an interview with the American Academy of Dermatology consumer magazine, "Dermatology Insights," duct tape treatment was discussed by Dr. Mancini (www.aad.org):

      WHY DUCT TAPE

      Two theories were proposed as to why duct tape works:

      1. Debrides (removes dead skin) from the wart, thereby gradually eliminating the wart virus that resides in the skin.

      2. Occluding the wart with duct tape somehow gets the patient's immune system activated to attack the wart virus.

      DUCT TAPE TREATMENT PROCESS

      There are various ways to use duct tape on warts:

      1. Patients apply the duct tape to the wart, keep it in place for six or so days, then remove it, soak the wart, and pare it down with a filing (emery) board.

      2. Apply over-the-counter salicylic acid wart remover liquid to the wart before bedtime. After letting it air dry for a minute or so, apply the duct tape over the wart, completely covering the area. Remove the duct tape the following morning. Each time they remove the tape, they are debriding some of the wart tissue. Repeat the application each night, until there is no remaining wart tissue.

      DOWNSIDES TO USING DUCT TAPE

      1. The skin can become very macerated (red and soggy) under the duct tape. If this happens, then take a few nights to one week off of the treatment to let the area breathe and dry out, and then resume therapy.

      As Dr. Mancini points out, duct tape treatment is a gradual process that takes time and commitment on the part of the patient. For more information see www.aad.org

  10. QUESTION:
    How to remove warts from hands naturally?
    Don't tell me you can pick them..
    Don't tell me you can chew them off
    Are there any veg or fruit or something to help them to fall of
    I had these three warts on my hand for nearly three years and they would not come off
    Please help

    • ANSWER:
      I think you can try duct tape. I am not sure if it will work.
      Some say Apple Cider Vinegar or lemon juice.
      I personally say Dr. Scholls, or the doctor. Good Luck.

  11. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of warts on Hands?
    Can anyone give me some suggestions to get rid of warts on my hands??

    • ANSWER:
      Head to the pharmacy and pick up some wart remover. They have many different brands and applications. Follow the directions.
      If that doesn't work, you'll have to see a doctor or a dermatologist to have them burned off.

  12. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of WARTS on hands?
    I have a single wart on my index finger, ive had it for a few months? any naturel remedies... ?? how long will it stay? I hate it.

    • ANSWER:
      Alot of people keep asking the same question. Please try Oil of oregano. I am not associated with this site.
      http://www.healthy-health.com/site/84429...
      But please research oil of oregano...and find out what it can do for you ! This is an absolutely amazing herb!

      For Warts or Boils: Saturate affected area(s). Cover with a bandage. Repeat dressing until lesions are clear.

      Oil of Oregano will battle many infections, viral or bacterial - Sinus infections, flu, pneumonia, chest congestions, sore throat, infected gums, UTI, gingivitis, gastritis, and prostatitis. Take the recommended doses internal.
      Oil of Oregano treats fungus infections – Keep nails short and put Oil of Oregano on your nail(s). Apply it topical and continue to take it internally.
      Oil of Oregano relieves pain - Just rub it on your sprain, contusion of your ankle, wrist, back pain, pulling of a muscle, tendonitis pain, and arthritis pain. You can rub it every hour or every 4 hours, as needed, be careful not to touch genital areas, eyes or sensitive parts of your body.

  13. QUESTION:
    Warts on hands. How to cover them day- to-day?
    I have TONS of warts on my hands, and they are really gross looking and receive unwanted attention from friends, classmates, etc. Any suggestions on how to cover them up during the day? I've already tried foundation and cover-up, and it doesn't work well enough. Please HELP!
    I have too many to freeze off (my dermatologist said so) and as for the vagina thing.........woah dude.......

    • ANSWER:

  14. QUESTION:
    Can warts on fingers/hands be passed on to any other area of the body?
    Are genital warts the same kind of thing, and can they be picked up by touching with hands with warts?

    • ANSWER:
      Warts (verrucae vulgaris) are common, benign epidermal lesions associated with human papillomavirus infection. They can appear anywhere on the body in a variety of morphologies. Diagnosis is by examination. Warts are usually self-limited but may be treated by excision, cautery, cryotherapy, liquid nitrogen, and topical or injected agents.
      HPV can spread through skin-to-skin contact with any infected part of the body
      Prevention
      To reduce the risk that you or your child will get or spread warts:
      * Don't brush, clip, comb or shave areas that have warts, in order to avoid spreading the virus.
      * Don't use the same file or nail clipper on your warts as you use on your healthy nails.
      * Don't bite your fingernails if you have warts near your fingernails.
      * Don't pick at warts. Picking may spread the virus. Consider covering your child's warts with an adhesive bandage to discourage picking.
      * Keep your hands as dry as possible, because warts are more difficult to control in a moist environment.
      * Wash your hands carefully after touching your warts.

  15. QUESTION:
    Warts... Hands... Annoyed... Help?
    Okay. i have Two warts on my thumb, and one on the center of the heel on my foot. This pisses me off. I have tried, a lot of stuff. I think I might have one under my tongue now from biting at one on my thumb. I hate these things, I'm legitt about to cut them off. I have tried the Dr. Scholl's freeze-away (but it was only for the foot one, but i still tried it on my foot and thumb) I tried the Dr. Scholl's liquid wart remover, that works but it just dries right out of the vile. Plus, I have even been to the doctor's about 5 times, or so, more or less. That didn't really help either. So I have a couple of questions:

    1) Are there any home remedies that are SUPER effective?
    2) How do I prevent the Dr. Scholl's liquid wart remover from drying out in the vile? (because after like, a week or two, the liquid gets thicker and thicker and then is completely dried out.)
    3) If the one in my mouth is a wart, how do I remove it.
    4) Is it possible to just cut them off, like, get them cut off by professionals?
    5) How much is laser wart removal?

    Please help, before it gets even worse. I hate this.

    • ANSWER:
      Warts are a virus, I know people who have cut them off but i wouldn't. I've heard of people getting rid of them with duct tape. I don't think the one in your mouth is a wart but then again there are genital warts, dude i would see a Dr.

  16. QUESTION:
    How do you naturally get rid of warts on your hands?
    Is there any ways to get rid of warts on your hands, but without using like a store bought product? Is there anything you can just do at home to get rid of them?

    • ANSWER:
      One of the most successful ways to get rid of warts is to use duct tape or any kind of medical or first aid tape if you don't have any duct tape. Cover the wart leave on around the clock for as long as it takes to get rid of the wart (it could take anywhere from a few days up to three weeks).

      A study done in 2002 at the Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, WA found that placing a piece of duct tape the exact size of the wart over it was successful in removing the wart 85% of the time and was better than the standard method of freezing the wart (60% successful).

      Variations of that same remedy include placing a thin slice of either onion, garlic or fig on the wart and then taping it.

      You can find several other suggestions at:

      http://www.tbyil.com/Warts.htm

  17. QUESTION:
    Will common warts on my hands disqualify me from joining the Air Force?
    I have common warts on my hands, and am currently getting them treated by my doctor. They said it might take up to a month for the treatments to take full effect. I am going to MEPS for my physical in 1.5 weeks. This will only be the beginning of the 3rd week of treatments... Is this going to be an issue?

    • ANSWER:

  18. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of warts on my hands?
    My dad told me that if I masturbate and get goo on my hands I will get warts. I love to masturbate, but I don't want warts. What can I use to get rid of them?

    • ANSWER:
      Either stop wanking off so much or get the ones on your wang removed! ha Ha ha.

  19. QUESTION:
    What is the best warts on hands treatment?

    • ANSWER:
      I know this sounds like really stupid & just an old rumour but it actually works. Rub the inside of a banana skin on your warts everyday & after about a week they start to disappear

  20. QUESTION:
    What is the difference between warts on your hands and the warts on your genitals caused by HPV?
    I know that HPV causes genital warts, but can the genital warts be found anywhere else on the body besides the anus and mouth/throat? I also know that warts come from a variety of viruses, but if you have warts on your genitals, are they automatically caused from HPV, or are they tested for another viral strain? Does HPV strains include any wart that can be found in the genital area?

    • ANSWER:
      One common property of all papilloma viruses is that they are supposed to cause odd or excessive growth of epithelial tissue. In some cases this means warts. In other cases, it means cancer.

      There are hundreds of strains of human papilloma viruses. Some affect the skin on the hands and feet. Some affect the genitals.

      If you have genital warts, it is generally acknowledged to be some form of HPV because as I said earlier, papilloma viruses cause warts and epithelial cancers. The very origin of the term "papilloma" referred to warts (though if you must get into etymology, it's from a word for "butterfly").

  21. QUESTION:
    Anyone know of a "home remedy" that actually worked to take warts away that were on hands?
    I have a couple warts on my hands and there getting on my nerves i've looked online but it doesn't seem like any are a guarantee. I've heard about the potato thing where you cut a potato in half rub it against the wart and then bury it but then i've heard it's just a coincidence that it goes away. Any tips?

    • ANSWER:
      if you really want to remove warts forever then you should know that you can remove warts by surgery, freezing, laser, acid or with cream but warts can reappear again and again because warts appears when your immune system is weak! so you must build up your immune system because your body can get rid of warts by itself if your immune system will be strong! so eat more healthy food, more vitamins and more sport activities!
      (No smoking, no beer/ale, no booze, no drugs, no junk food, no fast food garbage, no sugary sweet soda's. Get on a good, balanced, healthy diet including plenty of boiled or steamed vegetables. Drink P L E N T Y O F W A T E R , fruit juices & fat free milk. Snack on lots of RAW fruit & veggies. Get up one hour early every morning & take a BRISK 30 minute walk - then - do the same thing again in the evening after dinner. Make sure you eat a good, balanced breakfast daily. You get your energy for the day from your breakfast meal. Get 8 hours sleep each night. Flip your mattress over so it will level out to give you a good night's rest. Slack off too much coffee & tea.)

      HPV is the virus that causes warts. And HPV virus has many strains. In your case you have HPV virus strain number 2. People can be infected with HPV and never show any symptoms. Others will develop warts. These warts can stay the same size, grow, or go away on their own. It depends on the infected person's immune system. A healthy immune system means your body may be able to suppress the virus and not show symptoms.

      also you should use some herbal treatment!

      in that case Wartrol is a good (probably the best) product that gets rid of warts comparatively fast and makes you feel more confident knowing that they wont reappear again! it says that it is designed for Genital Warts but
      it does not matter because warts are warts and wartrol works by stimulating your immune system to fight the HPV virus that causes the warts. of course it is better if you use full course (5 months - if I remember correctly).

      It worked and still works for me!

      I do not know if any pharmacies carry Wartrol but I do know that you should purchase it directly from the manufacturer and read more about the product here http://www.wartrol.com/?aid=749165

      good luck!

      Working in health + personal experience

  22. QUESTION:
    I have warts on my hands and I've had several treatments to remove them, but they came back. What to do?
    I've had warts on my hands for about a year now and had several freezing treatments from a doctor and I've also used Compound W. The warts would go away and come right back in the same spots and then spread to other parts of my hand. Can anyone suggest the best way to treat them, because they don't look like they're going anywhere anytime soon.

    • ANSWER:
      How old are you? My daughter kept getting warts (11 yrs old) and the podiatrist told her to take cimetidine (BRAND NAME: Tagamet), usually taken for acid reflux. This worked and they never came back. Good Luck

  23. QUESTION:
    If you have flat warts on your hands, will putting lotion on, spread the warts?
    I have read that you should not touch a wart. So, what about just putting lotion on to moisturize? If I have flat warts on my hands, am I potentially spreading the warts to whatever I put lotion on? (Including the other parts of my hands.) Thank you.

    • ANSWER:
      No, as long as it's not weeping and there are no transferring of fluids to other parts of the body.

  24. QUESTION:
    What is the quickest way to remove warts on the hands and fingers?
    I got a wart on my index finger about two years ago and have tried every over the counter remedy to remove it. The problem is- now I have several smaller warts that have appeared and I cannot get rid of them! Its frustrating and they are sooo unsightly! Got any suggestions on how I can safely and effectively remove them?

    • ANSWER:
      You can buy at your local chemist a Wart off stick ( which is made using 'dry ice' ) this will do the job. Follow instructions

  25. QUESTION:
    if i get warts on my hands and knees do i run a risk of getting cervical cancer?
    I've gotten warts on my knees and hands before, does this mean i have hpv and run a risk of getting cervical cancer? i've had 2 of the 3 hpv preventative shots.
    lol thanks but i'm a virgin.

    • ANSWER:
      If you had warts than you have HPV, but this doesn’t mean you will get cervical cancer.
      The vaccine only prevents 4 strains of HPV (there are more than 70) provided you have not exposed to one or more before you received all three vaccines and judging from your name you probably have been.
      Nearly every sexually active person on the planet had been exposed to HPV it isn’t a big deal.

      EDIT: You can be sexually active and still be a virgin.

  26. QUESTION:
    Can you get genital warts if someone has a warts on their hands and they touch you down there?
    My ex used to have warts on his hands when we first got together five years ago. This is the only way I can think of how I may have gotten genital warts. I haven't been told by a doctor that is what it is but I am pretty sure by the looks of it that I have them. I just want to know if it's possibly that I got them from him touching me down there.

    • ANSWER:
      Yes you can...that is how alot of genital warts cases come about...Warts are a form of HPV...Doesnt matter if it is on the genitals, hands, feet, ect. Warts are contagious...but not to worry. If you do have genital warts they will get rid of them...but you will have to practice safe sex because you can still spread the virus...ask your doc for more info

  27. QUESTION:
    Serveral warts on my hands, plus sweaty palms, Any hope of being rid of them w/out trip to the doc?
    I have several warts on my palms (and they get wet and sweaty from chores etc.), and i want an alternative method to getting rid of them. i can't really use band-aids because they dont stick to my palms for long. i tried liquid wart remover, and wart removing bandages, neither worked very well. i don't want a trip to the doctor. and im tired of wart remover from the store (they're too expensive).

    Any Help Please?
    PLEEEEEAAAAASSEEEE do not tell me to use duct tape, the reason why i stated i had sweaty palms is because nothing will stick to them!!! i've tried it before, and it is embarassing to walk around in public with duct tape on your hands.
    And some more i forgot to say, ummm, the warts, just recently started to spread. i hand one on my index finger (right up near the nail) and one an my palm, both on right hand. Then a few months ago (more like 6 or 7), i started to get more and more in the same area on my palm, then i got one on my left hand and that is starting to spread too....

    • ANSWER:
      Apple cider vinegar works to get rid of warts.

      Here is a simple procedure (home remedy) that many people have used to remove warts in one week:

      Each night before going to bed soak a cotton ball in apple cider vinegar, apply it to the wart and then hold it in place with a band-aid. Leave it on all night, or if you like, 24 hours a day but change the soaked cotton and band-aid each evening for a week.

      The wart will swell and throb a little as it reacts with the vinegar and then start to turn black (usually with a white ring around it) within the first two days and after a week or two will fall off by itself.

      Check the reference below for many recent testimonials.

  28. QUESTION:
    how do u get rid of planters warts on hands and feet?
    I have a couple of them on my foot and some on the edges of my finger nails

    • ANSWER:
      These are nasty and you might want to consider laser removal if they are bothering you a bunch. Cyotherepy which is having them freezed off might not always work and can take longer than having them surgically or laser removed. Consult your doctor. You cant get rid of these kinds ofwarts on your own and they are usually quite painful.

  29. QUESTION:
    Can common warts on my hands give a woman cervical cancer?
    As I understand it, all warts are HPV, so would this mean I will never be able to touch a woman again? Something from medical literature to back up what you are saying would be nice.

    • ANSWER:
      All warts are caused by HPV, but the types that cause warts on the hands do not cause cervical cancer. So no, you can't give a woman cancer from the warts on your hands.

      I know it's not medical literature, but the Wikipedia page has a good chart with the types of HPV and what they cause.
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hpv

      That being said, there is actually no way for you to be certain you don't have one of the cancer-causing strains as well.

      And it's a myth that you will have HPV forever. Within 2 years, over 90% of cases are resolved.

  30. QUESTION:
    I have warts on my hands and have started to notice white bumps around my inguinal and genital area. Warts?
    I am a virgin so I dont know if this could be HPV or genital warts because I have never had sex. Help. Please.
    Could the warts from my hand somehow transferred to my genital area?

    • ANSWER:
      look up sebaceous cysts, i have them and they are completely normal, and cannot be spread. this might be what it is.

  31. QUESTION:
    i have mosaic warts on hands, i have tried salicylic acid but it didn't work. What is best?

    • ANSWER:

  32. QUESTION:
    How do i get rid of warts on my hands?
    i have small warts on my hands that keep appearing, i have gotten then burned off by a doctor before but more seem to be growing back. i need a way without going to the doctors agan.

    • ANSWER:
      carve them out with your fingers and make sure you get the roots... thats what i did and they never came back

  33. QUESTION:
    Is it possible to transfer warts from your hands to your face?
    So I got a wart a few months back and I tried everything to remove it and it will not work, so I'm trying to ignore it but I've noticed several new warts are forming on my hand. So i have two questions, If i touch another part of my hand with that wart does it transfer? or if i touch my face does it transfer? Thanks.

    • ANSWER:
      Warts are caused by a virus so, theoretically, this is possible. You could spread viral load from one place to another.

      Warts seem to prefer some places to others though such as the hands and the ears.

  34. QUESTION:
    How do I get rid of small warts on my hands?
    I have two small warts in the palm of my right hand, and one small one on the edge of my index finger..right next to the nail that isn't too noticeable. I've had one of the warts on my palm for 3 years and the other one for 2. The one on my finger is very recent.

    I've tried two different freeze off/away treatments, including Dr. Scholls. I've also tried Compound W, which has had no effect either.

    Help me?

    • ANSWER:
      idk im asking this question too.. which is better?

  35. QUESTION:
    What causes a warts on your hands?
    I had warts on my hands as a child they went away then a couple of years ago one or two back.

    • ANSWER:
      There is a virus that causes them. Believe it or not, DuctTape can get rid of them.

  36. QUESTION:
    Could warts on the hands be spread to become genital warts?
    Or are they totally different species? I don't have this problem (luckily), but years ago went out with a guy who had warts on his hands.

    • ANSWER:
      NOOO! :)
      it is different strain of HPV virus! hand warts are very common and spreads only on hands and that all! So dont worry and good luck!

  37. QUESTION:
    What causes warts on fingers/hands?
    i know it's gross.. but please answer.
    it's not like i never wash my hands, in fact i'm a little obsessive.
    and it's not like i never shower, i do everyday.
    but i have a few hand warts.. they're gross and i would like to know how they got there.. i know i didn't get them off anyone - well i haven't touched hands with anyone with warts..
    i am female
    i am 15

    10 points for the most accurate and informing answer!

    • ANSWER:
      Warts are cause by a form of the herpes virus. The exact mechanism of formation is not understood. They can be transmitted when a cut gets the virus in it. Warts can be spread from person to person or from one area of a person's body to another.

  38. QUESTION:
    How to get rid of warts on Hands and Feet?
    Ive got a wart on my hand and I Used Vinegar And The Top Kinda Fell Off Then It Started Growing Back And I Got Lots Growing On My Feet :( How Do They Go??

    • ANSWER:
      home wart treatment:

      Salicylic acid, which is currently considered the most desirable wart treatment, based on its effectiveness and safety. It is as effective as or more effective than other treatment, with minimal risk and pain.3 The treatment takes 2 to 3 months. Salicylic acid formulas include Compound W Wart Remover, Occlusal, and Salacid.
      Tape occlusion (duct tape), in which you use duct tape to cover the wart for a period of time. This treatment takes 1 to 2 months.

      Using salicylic acid
      Salicylic acid is available as a paint, cream, plaster, tape, or patch that you put on the wart. Be sure to read and follow the specific instructions that are supplied with the medicine, or follow your doctor's instructions. Salicylic acid may take weeks to months to cure a wart.

      For best results:

      Before applying salicylic acid, soak the wart in water to help loosen and soften skin. This helps the medicine penetrate the skin more easily.
      Apply salicylic acid to the wart when you go to bed. Cover the area with a bandage or sock and wash off the medicine in the morning.
      Avoid getting salicylic acid on your unaffected skin. Salicylic acid should touch only the wart.
      With repeated application, salicylic acid causes the wart tissue to become soft so that it can be rubbed off easily.
      Remove dead tissue daily or once or twice a week with careful use of a file or pumice stone or as instructed on the medicine package. Dead tissue contains living wart virus, so dispose of the dead skin carefully. The pumice stone or file will also have living wart virus on it. Don't use the file or pumice stone for any other purpose, or you may spread the virus.
      If treatment causes the area to become too tender, stop using the medicine for 2 to 3 days.

  39. QUESTION:
    Can you get HPV from someone who has warts on their hands?
    According to webmd.com, warts are caused by HPV. So, in theory, if someone has sexual activity with someone who has warts on their hands, can you become infected and have it cause cervical cancer or something?

    • ANSWER:
      Warts anywhere on the body are of the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) virus. Warts found on the hands, feet, elbows - areas that are not genital are not associated with the HPV types that are considered STI and found on the penis, vulva, anal area - anywhere in the genital area that are commonly transmitted through sex and sex play.
      Common HPV types….the HPV types found on the hands, feet.
      1, 2, 4, 26, 27, 29, 41, 57, 65

      HPV types are numbered in the order that they were found and sequenced.

      Warts for the most part are site specific....meaning the HPV types that affect the hand, feet stay on these area....and HPV types that affect the penis, vulva, anal area stay in this area.

      They are 40 genital HPV types – genital HPV types are grouped into low risk – the HPV types not commonly found in genital cancer and high risk HPV types – types that left untreated and allowed to persist and progress that have the potential to cause cervical, vulva, anal and some oral cancers.

      High risk genital HPV types – 16, 18, 31, 33, 35, 45, 51, 52, 56, 58, 59, 68, 73, 82, 26, 53, 66

      Low risk genital HPV types – 6, 11, 40, 42, 43, 44, 54, 61, 70, 72, 81
      Genital HPV types have also been found in the oral area...and are most commonly transmitted via oral sex.

      Most genital warts are low risk HPV types 6 or 11...these low risks HPV types are not associated with cervical cancer.

      For more information on HPV types:
      http://www.emedicine.com/med/TOPIC1037.HTM

      To answer your question no someone one with warts on their hands cannot transmitted genital HPV types nor are warts on the hands associated with any cancers.

  40. QUESTION:
    I just recently had warts on my hands removed and they hurt what do i do?
    I had 8 warts removed on my hands the dermatologist burned them off. I play tennis and cant wait to get back on the court, any suggestions to relieve the pain so i can get back on the court faster?

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  41. QUESTION:
    is there an easy way of getting rid of warts that are on my hands?
    i have a few warts on my hands that i need to get rid of, is there an easy way?
    i am looking for a way to get rid of them with OUT going to the doctor.

    • ANSWER:
      To get rid of warts there is freeze spray you can buy at your local drug store or at Wal-Mart which is cheaper. Best Wishes!

  42. QUESTION:
    What should I do?I have warts that are on my hands for a year!?
    I have warts on my hands for about a year and during that year I tried the cry-o-spray thing where they spray it with cold air like 5 times and this wierd white medicine that's clear then turns white like a million times!Please help!

    • ANSWER:
      if you want to remove warts then you should know that you can remove warts by surgery, freezing, laser, acid or with cream but warts can reappear again and again because warts appears when your immune system is weak! so you must build up your immune system because your body can get rid of warts by itself if your immune system will be strong! so eat more healthy food, more vitamins and more sport activities!
      (No smoking, no beer/ale, no booze, no drugs, no junk food, no fast food garbage, no sugary sweet soda's. Get on a good, balanced, healthy diet including plenty of boiled or steamed vegetables. Drink P L E N T Y O F W A T E R , fruit juices & fat free milk. Snack on lots of RAW fruit & veggies. Get up one hour early every morning & take a BRISK 30 minute walk - then - do the same thing again in the evening after dinner. Make sure you eat a good, balanced breakfast daily. You get your energy for the day from your breakfast meal. Get 8 hours sleep each night. Flip your mattress over so it will level out to give you a good night's rest. Slack off too much coffee & tea.)

      HPV is the virus that causes warts. And HPV virus has many strains. In your case you have HPV virus strain number 2. People can be infected with HPV and never show any symptoms. Others will develop warts. These warts can stay the same size, grow, or go away on their own. It depends on the infected person's immune system. A healthy immune system means your body may be able to suppress the virus and not show symptoms.

      also you should use some herbal treatment!

      in that case Wartrol is a good (probably the best) product that gets rid of warts comparatively fast and makes you feel more confident knowing that they wont reappear again! it says that it is designed for Genital Warts but
      it does not matter because warts are warts and wartrol works by stimulating your immune system to fight the HPV virus that causes the warts. of course it is better if you use full course (5 months - if I remember correctly).

      It worked and still works for me!

      I do not know if any pharmacies carry Wartrol but I do know that you should purchase it directly from the manufacturer and read more about the product here http://www.wartrol.com/?aid=749165

      good luck!

      Working in health + personal experience

  43. QUESTION:
    How do i get rid of my warts i have on my hands && fingers?
    Ok i'm 12 && i have had these warts on my hands && fingers since i was about 5 && i have tryed many things to get rid of some of these warts. I have many many many on my legs and about 5 on my hands then i have 1 on my elbow. Please give me tons of rememdies to help me get rid of them thanks:)

    • ANSWER:
      go to doc and freeze it off right away as they only spread and gets worse. don't try to treat them yourself as it can cause them to spread.

  44. QUESTION:
    Random warts on hands and feet?
    Ok so ive had this one wart on my toe for about 6 months now (clear wart nothing inside) and lately ive been getting more,one on my big toe of the opposite foot with brown spots in it,the skin around this wart is peeling and 2 on my hands(both clear)...whats going on and why is it happening?im 16 .D: please help
    Also,I take two showers a day.

    • ANSWER:
      It may be due to poor hygiene or an infection. but go to the doctor, so he can freeze them off.

  45. QUESTION:
    how do i get rid off warts on the hands?
    heey i have 7 warts on my hands and im wondering what is the best way to get rid of them?

    • ANSWER:
      If you keep rubbing them with vinegar eventually they will turn black, shrivel up and die.

  46. QUESTION:
    Good home remedies to eliminate common hand warts?
    I had a small wart on my hand, now its ten warts. There spreading and there childish and ugly. I had a small cut on my hand and i contracted the warts I believe. My doctor says they aren't a big deal but they look retarted and im in highschool. I have dermatologist oppointments but they aren't until october. Can anyone tell me a decent way to get rid of these things? please. Or at least tell me how to make them stop spreading on my hands.

    • ANSWER:
      Here's a home remedy that's always worked for my daughters.

      Here's what you'll need:
      Apple cider vinegar
      Cotton balls
      band aids

      Wash the area where the wart is with soap and water and dry. Get a piece of cotton and roll it up to be the size of the wart. Dip it in the apple cider vinegar and put it directly on the wart and use the band aid to hold it in place. Do this every night til the wart turns black. Usually about 3 days. You leave it on til the morning then wash good in the morning. It does stink but it works!! Once it turns black it'll take a few more days and it will fall off. Might leave a small hole that will heal and you might have a tiny scar that's not very noticeable. Then work on your immune system. Eat healthy and drink lots of water and get enough sleep. If your immune system is weak they will keep coming back. This is just a treatment to remove them.

  47. QUESTION:
    What is the best way to get rid of warts on your hands?
    I don't want to use chemicals of any kind.

    • ANSWER:
      i have the same problem!!! you can use duct tape i think and just leave it on there for like 4 days

  48. QUESTION:
    Can hand warts be transferred to genitals?
    I have warts on my hands and have had them for years and always thought they were harmless and genetic, but I have since come to realize they may not be genetic at all (my dad had them which led me to believe this). Some medical information to back up your answer would be greatly beneficial here. Thanks!

    • ANSWER:
      No, genital warts can only be transferred through sexual intercourse. If you have them there, see a physician.

      All warts are caused by the Human Papillomavirus (HPV). Both men and women get this. Warts, however, are most common on the hands and feet. Avoid touching or picking at your warts and treat them immediately (Compound W Freeze Away) to prevent further spreading.

      Here's a WebMD link on your matter: http://www.webmd.com/skin-problems-and-treatments/guide/warts

      Hope this helps and good luck!

      ~Holly

  49. QUESTION:
    What advice can anyone give me in terms of experience using Aldara for flat head warts on the hands?
    I was told to use it everyday before going to bed. But online it looks like people use it less frequently? Does anyone have experience with this product?

    • ANSWER:
      Wow you got some lame answers. Sorry about that.

  50. QUESTION:
    my son had warts on hands we swam in ocean and now they are gone any connection?
    we werent treating them and he noticed they were gone around a week later

    • ANSWER:
      Probably not. Warts are caused by viruses and can spontaneously resolve themselves and disappear.

      I'd attribute it to coincidence.