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I have a wart on my finger and it hurts?

See your doctor: See your doctor. He/she can remove the wart for you. ...Read more

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Warts (Definition)

Warts are outgrowths of the skin, usually caused by a virus. They are self-limited, meaning that they can go away on its own ...Read more

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I have a bump on my finger that looks like a wart but hurts what is this?

I have a bump on my finger that looks like a wart but hurts what is this?

Could be a wart: Warts especially on hands are easily irritated due to pressure, scratching etc. The inflamed wart will be red swollen and painful but should calm down in a few days. It needs to be seen by an md and are easily treated. Good luck! ...Read more

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Treating Finger Warts (Checklist)

Verify that it's a wart. There are many types and they look different.
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If you know it's a wart, use over-the-counter products as labelled.
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If OTC treatments don't work, see a dermatologist
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I have a wart and I was picking at it, and now it is swollen and red and hurts! I don't know what's wrong.

I have a wart and I was picking at it, and now it is swollen and red and hurts! I don't know what's wrong.

Infected: By picking at the wart, the skin has been broken and infection has probably set in. Stop picking at it. Keep the area clean. Apply a topical antibiotic. See your doctor for oral antibiotics. ...Read more

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Treating Finger Warts (Checklist)

Finger warts can appear to resolve after tx, but then reoccur
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HPV virus causes warts, is contagious; Cover when present
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Most dermatologists recommend teat warts as soon as they appear
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Can my husband have a planters wart on his finger tip or is it something else? It is a little black dot under the skin, & hurts him when he pushes down on it. It is on the very tip of his finger.

Warts : Warts are caused by human papilloma viruses (hpv). Different hpv viruses tend to live in different parts of the body. Most plantar warts are caused by hpv1. Plantar warts are on the plantar surface of the foot. What you are describing sounds like it may be a wart. However, it probably a different hpv than a foot wart. Iif he sees the dermatologist this can likely be treated easily. Take care. ...Read more

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Treating Finger Warts (Checklist)

Apply salicylic acid to wart
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Pare down the wart
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Follow-up with dermatologist if not improving
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I have a bump on my finger that looks like its a wart but it hurts. It is similar to the color of my skin but the top is lighter. What is it?

I have a bump on my finger that looks like its a wart but it hurts. It is similar to the color of my skin but the top is lighter. What is it?

Cannot see this: Need to see and perhaps touch the lesion before a diagnosis can be made. Sometimes a herpes lesion called a whitlow can present like this initially before breaking down. Go see a doctor. ...Read more

Dr. David Hettinger
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Verruca (Definition)

Verruca is also known as Warts. Verruca is the medical term for a wart, which is a non-cancerous skin ...Read more

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