Warts on the fingers are undoubtedly some of the most bothersome, as they can sometimes make everyday tasks involving the hands, such as grabbing something, difficult.
Moreover, they’re some of the most embarrassing since they’re in a fairly visible spot. Therefore, they’re an inconvenience, both aesthetically and functionally.
If you have warts on your fingers and you don’t know how to eliminate them, stick around. We will tell you how to get rid of warts on fingers with natural, pharmacological, or surgical treatments.
Why do warts appear on fingers?
First of all, it’s important to clarify why these warts appear. Warts on the fingers, and generally on other parts of the body, are usually caused by the human papillomavirus, better known as HPV.
There are many variants of this virus, and only a few specifically cause warts on the fingers.
It’s ideal to go to the doctor, so they can analyze the warts, give you a diagnosis and, if possible, prescribe a treatment to eliminate them.
How to get rid of warts on the fingers with surgical techniques?
The quickest and most effective way to remove warts on fingers is through small surgical procedures for their removal.
Among these procedures we can mention:
- Electrical cauterization
- Surgical excision
- Cryotherapy or cryosurgery (freezing warts with liquid nitrogen)
- With laser
However, they are not the only alternative you have. If you don’t want to go to the operating room, or simply the warts are too few to go through all that, you have the pharmacological option at your disposal.
How to remove warts with medication?
There are creams that are used to eliminate warts. These cannot be applied to any type of warts, but since finger warts are common warts, away from the mucous membranes, you can remove them almost with any of the following medications:
- Salicylic vaseline
- Trichloroacetic acid
Before self-medicating with any of the above medications, it is ideal to go to the doctor so that they can prescribe them to you, tell you the appropriate doses and for how long you will use them.
Pharmacological treatment of warts on the fingers is a little less effective than surgical treatment and requires more time to completely eliminate the warts.
Home remedies for warts on fingers
The third and last option you have is to try to remove the warts on your fingers with some of the most known home remedies. Like the following:
- Tea tree oil
- Apple cider vinegar
- Fig milk
These home treatments, although with little scientific evidence backing them, are popularly known as collaborators in the removal of warts.
Of all the ways to treat warts, this is probably the one that takes the longest, but it has the fewest complications in terms of recovery and/or care during the treatment itself.
These were some tips to help you know how to deal with HPV. However, there is much more you need to do if you really want to get rid of HPV and warts forever.
What you need to do is GET RID OF THE ROOT of the problem.
For that reason, I recommend you to look into Dr. Kirkland's story and how he was able to cure HPV and get rid of warts for good.
I wish you great success in your recovery!
Medically reviewed by Dr. John Wellington. Dr. John Wellington is a board-certified physician specializing in urology. With over 15 years of experience, he is passionate about sharing his knowledge through a popular health blog. Dr. Wellington holds an MD from Ivy League University and is a member of prestigious medical associations.
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