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A 23-year-old female asked:

how do you know if you have a common wart on your hand if it is not risen but is discoloured?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Donald Shenenberger
Dermatology 25 years experience
See a dermatologist: While it is possible you have a wart the mention of it being flat and dis colored would make me concerned. I would seriously recommend you see a dermatologist.

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A 25-year-old member asked:

My bf has a wart on his hand.He's tried OTC freeze off, liquid wart remover, also saw a dr. Who tried to freeze it & its still there.Whats left to try?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 32 years experience
Warts: 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 may throb as it reacts with the vinegar and then start to turn black within the first two days and in two weeks gone.
A 36-year-old member asked:

How long does a wart take to develop on your hand?

2 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 32 years experience
Wart development: After you have been exposed to the wart virus it takes 30'days to develop a wart.
A 48-year-old member asked:

Can my common wart on my hand spread?

2 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. David Nelson
Family Medicine 33 years experience
Absolutely: Warts are caused by a viral infection. If you scratch or pick at the wart and scratch elsewhere, you can spread the virus.
A 37-year-old member asked:

What does a wart on the hand look like when it first starts to form?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. Robert Breiner
Podiatry 34 years experience
Small discolored bum: A wart is a virus that gets into the skin and grows outward. It might appear as a discolored bump which will become raised in time. There are sometimes balack spots in the center. If the wart is in an area where there are skin lines the lines will go around the wart. If it is a callous the lines go directly through it. A wart also hurts if squeezed side to side.

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Last updated Oct 7, 2015

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