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Infected Wart On Finger
2 doctors said wart on finger, 6 weeks later wart is gone with no help. Could it be something else besides a wart or does wart go away?
Are caused by viruses and there are examples of spontaneous clearing of smaller warts. .....hard to say what else it could have been! Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more
Somewhat: Gloves would be better.Get a more detailed answer ›
So does it mean that it's almost gone? If its flat from the side and looks like a scar? Is it close to going away? (finger wart)
Clear fluid?: Blisters are typically filled with clear fluid and have a very thin layer of skin covering them. Warts tend to be very firm and develop thicker layers of skin over them over time. You can sometimes see black dots on the surface of warts where the wart virus is occluding superficial blood vessels. Blisters also tend to resolve over a few days, whereas warts last indefinitely. ...Read more
Itchy whitish bumps/streaks btwn knuckles back of pinky finger for months, noticed a new similar streak on ring finger. Wart stuff does nil. What's up?
They aren't warts.: See a dermatologist for evaluation and recommendations for care. ...Read more
Possible contagion: Depending where the wart is at will be a problem for putting your contacts lens in your eye. As long as it is not where uyou place the contact lens for application it should be difficult to transfer your wart to any where around your eye. Please see your pcp for treatment of your wart. ...Read more
No: Wart viruses are specific to the type of skin they live in. Genital warts inhabit specific types of tissue, including the male and female genitals & the anal skin. In people with weak immunity, (AIDS) they can be found on the oral lips. Skin warts are specific to thicker skin surfaces including that of feet/hands and regular skin. ...Read more
I've had a wart on my finger for a year. I have picked it off before but it grew back. Now I picked it, & it became swollen and red. Is it infected?
INFECTED WART FINGER:
BEST TO SEE YOUR PCP OR A DERMATOLOGIST.
SOON! ...Read more
A wart on my finger became infected & I treated it with neosporin for 2 days. Swelling went down, Now it turned brown? Safe to peel off? Is it dead?
I touched a friend's fingers. 2 hours later I scratched my anus before washing. He might have touched HPV genital warts before we met. Am I infected?
Doubt it: Your question appears to state you put your fingers on your anus (direct contact) to scratch it but the fingers may have been contaminated hours earlier by someone else who touched HPV warts. Strain transfer appears to require direct skin to skin contact and rubbing action with tissue shedding live virus.I doubt that whatever you did qualifies as a means of transfer. ...Read more
If I finger my girlfriend with my finger that has a wart on it could I infect her with genital warts or normal warts on her vagina?
Yes: Warts are spread by direct contact.Get a more detailed answer ›
Thrombosed capillary: There are tiny blood vessels in the wart that become clotted. That is what you are seeing. It is nothing to be concerned about. Simply helps to confirm that what you have is a wart. ...Read more
Wart: Doubtful. You can always use direct pressure on a cut to stop the bleeding. However you probably won't be able to get it all without local anesthesia. Also it is useful to use an electrocautery to stop any bleeding and to destroy an extra layer of tissue in case it is virally infected. Go see your doctor or dermatologist to have it properly removed. ...Read more
Res ipsa loquitor: Latin for the thing speaks for itself. Perhaps it is a wart. ...Read more
Red flag: Any bleeding, or as in your case pain and/or swelling, is a red flag your body is waving to tell you to go see your Physician. ...Read more
Warts: Hi. Warts are caused by a virus and depending on their location (hands) may determine your treatment options. If there are multiple ones - it is best to be seen by your PCP or a Dermatologist to talk about your best options. Options could include liquid nitrogen, cryotherapy or even salicyclic acid treatments. Hope this helps! ...Read more
No: Opening the area up is an easy way to get a significant infection. Have your doctor take a look. ...Read more
What do I need to do to remove this wart (head) from off my finger....skin peeled from around da wart....
A number of OTC wart removal systems...but your best bet is a dermatologist to ensure complete removal!
Hope this helps
Dr Z ...Read more
I heard u can put duct tape on your finger to eliminate a wart. Can you please explain this to me and how long it takes?
Might not work.: You can try over the counter wart removers or duct tape, but be careful: I've seen them do more harm than good. Other options your doctor might offer include cryotherapy (freezing the wart), electrocautery (burning the wart), laser treatment, or several different topical chemical treatments. ...Read more
Wart on my finger and I put on compound w every day for 2 weeks. Now it's white and smooth not a cauliflower. When do I know when it's healed?
Might be longer: Compound w needs to be applied once or twice a day for up to 12 weeks. When the wart (or what remains of it) is flat, it should stop being used. ...Read more
There is a bump on my finger that, I believe, began as a bug bite. I picked at it and made a wound. Later it healed by itself but formed a bump. I used freeze on because I thought it was a wart but never went away. I picked at it some more and began to b
See derm: See your dermatologist for evaluation and treatment. You may need a biopsy. ...Read more
A number of over the counter "removers" most contain salycilic acid.
Warts are caused by the Papilloma virus thus can be spread! I would strongly advise seeing a Board Certified Dermatologist who can remove your warts safely and quickly with advanced Dermatologic laser based equipment!
Hope this helps
Dr Z ...Read more
Aspirin duct tape: Wet Aspirin made into paste covered by duct tape changed every few days will slowly decrease the warts. A very good prescription treatmentvis 5 fu cream which slowly will peel away the warts without the discomfort of freezing or burning. I find it far superior to alder which is very irritating. ...Read more