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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


Dr. Michael Sparacino
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I have a wart on my finger and it hurts?

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

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

Dr. David Wyatt
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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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Dr. Mark Pack
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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.

Dr. Mark Pack
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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.

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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Dr. Emily Altman
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I have never had warts before, but I have a single growth on my finger that has been there for over seven months, it hurts as well...Cancer?

Dr. Emily Altman
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Growth on finger: Warts are common growths on fingers, but there are many things this could be. The chance that this is cancer is pretty low, but not completely impossible. Please see your dermatologist for a proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
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I have bumps on my finger by the nail they look like warts but hurt to touch them?

Dr. Arnold Beresh
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I have bumps on my finger by the nail they look like warts but hurt to touch them?

Warts can be painful: You need to see a dermatologist for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Larry Lutwick
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Why does my finger have a bump that looks like a wart that hurts?

Dr. Larry Lutwick
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Why does my finger have a bump that looks like a wart that hurts?

Res ipsa loquitor: Latin for the thing speaks for itself. Perhaps it is a wart. ...Read more

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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I have a growth on my finger that looks like a wart but hurt may i drain the fluid out myself?

Dr. Ronald Krauser
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I have a growth on my finger that looks like a wart but hurt may i drain the fluid out myself?

No: Opening the area up is an easy way to get a significant infection. Have your doctor take a look. ...Read more

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Does a finger wart hurt?

Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Does a finger wart hurt?

It can: When it raises up above the skin and is hit it hurts. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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.

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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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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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