A wart on finger might be a cause for concern among some. However, chances are you have little to worry about. Many can be easily treated at home, although some may wish to seek out medical treatment for their warts. If you have a wart on finger issue this article is for you. Chances are, it is best to remove this wart as soon as possible, as failure to do so may result in the virus of the wart spreading elsewhere causing you to see more over the course of time. This article will discuss types, possible home remedies and professional medical treatment, if you so choose to seek it.
What Type of Wart is it?
Normally warts that appear on the finger are known as common warts, which are caused by a virus. A wart around the finger areas that is a common wart will appear to be grainy bumps of flesh.
These usually have small black dots in them that are blood vessels keeping the warts alive. They may be the color of flesh, tan, pink or brown. These warts are also rough to the touch. If your wart appear differently than this you may wish to ask a doctor about them, as they could not actually be common warts but instead may be something else altogether.
Getting the correct understanding of the issue is key in selecting the correct treatment for yourself whether that be a home remedy,doctors treatment or referral to a Dermatologists.
Possible Home Treatments
There are several options for home treatment of common warts that can be tried before seeking medical help.
These include over-the-counter treatments, such as wart patches or ointments. These treatments are applied and then a dedicated pumice stone or emery board is used on a daily basis to remove dead skin around the area. Those who do not have access to such over-the-counter medicines, you may wish to try the duct tape method. This is where a small piece of duct tape is applied to the site for six days, then soaked in water. The dead skin on the wart is then is scraped away with a pumice stone or emery board used only to treat the wart (using it for something else may cause the wart-causing virus to spread). This process is them repeated and clear fingernail polish may also be used to carry out this same process. Little is known about how effective these treatments actually are although many patients have found success with them.
Do I Need to See a Medical Professional?
The most often reasons for seeking medical treatment of warts are due to the warts spreading or because of cosmetic reasons (for example, the warts are on the face). If you are worried about a wart on finger areas chances are medical treatment is not needed. It may take a while (up to several months) for over-the-counter treatments to work or you may wish to try several before going to the doctor. It is true that medical treatment by doctors or dermatologists may work quicker than over-the-counter methods.
If you are seriously worried you should consult your doctor and always be cautious of claimed removal by some manufactures products.
Treatments by Doctors
Doctors have several different types of treatment for any warts that may appear. The most common treatment methods include freezing off the wart with liquid nitrogen or burning it off. These treatments are quick, and cause relatively little pain. A chemical sometimes may be applied to the skin to cause a blister beneath the growth. After the blister is gone the skin on the top is dead and the wart and dead skin can easily be removed. On other instances an injection near the site of the wart may be given to boost the response of the immune system to it, to let your body take care of it on its own. This last option often causes no scaring.
Treatments by Dermatologists
As a last resort due to cosmetic or skin concerns, some doctors may refer patients for treatment to dermatologists. They may be able to perform surgery, as a last resort or use a laser to burn-off very stubborn warts that are resisting treatment. Usually contacting a dermatologist is a last resort for both patients and doctors. It is encouraged that first you try various at-home treatments, then go to your regular doctor. Most can easily be removed in this way.
Having a wart around the finger area can be a annoying and embarrassing thing to deal and we all don’t want are look damaged in any way. Whether you seek attention from a doctor,dermatologist or even home treatment you should be able to correct the issue if you follow the advice outlined above. We wish you all the luck in removal from your finger.