Warts have over 100 different strains and are caused by HPV (human papillomavirus). The genital area is very vulnerable to warts and it is prone to getting over 30 types of warts. Some strains attack you and they are known as common warts that attack the fingers and the whole area of your hand.
However, it is wise to note that genital warts and common warts are caused by different strains and neither can spread to either part when the two come into contact. Genital warts are spread when you have intercourse with someone who has been infected.
Common warts are small and make your skin become grainy in your hands as you will find out that the fingers and the hands will be rough. These warts also appear on your hands as a pattern of black dots which are tiny and are derived from blood vessels that are clotted. Common warts are spread by having somewhat direct contact with the person who is infected or sharing a razor or towel that has just been used by the infected person.
Common warts have been diagnosed as a diseases/infection that is caused by the viral transmission, people who have weak immune systems are the most likely to suffer from a wart infection.
Types of Warts on Hands
Plantar warts are usually thick in nature and are found mostly on the bottom part of the foot and they should not be confused with the plantar part of the foot, the two just happen to share a name. They tend to be painful as they appear on the part of the foot that takes most of our body weight and plantar warts are dark in color.
Also known as plane, these are warts that appear in large groups and in large numbers and they attack the hands, face, legs and even spread to other parts of the body. Flat warts are sometimes found in areas of the body that you shave, like for men on the beard area, women on the legs and flat warts are prone to appear on the face of women and children.
Periungual and Subungual Warts
Periungual warts appear either in or around your fingernails and sometimes even your toenails while subungual warts are found beneath the fingernails and are more dangerous because if left untreated for a long time, it might result in deformed nail beds and for treatment to be effective, taking off the nail may be required. Subungual warts mostly occur in people who bite their nails.
Filiform or Thread Warts
This is a creepy kind of warts since it assumes the shape of a long stalk and usually appears on the face, hands and sometimes on the feet as well.
How to Get Rid Of Warts on Hands
Since warts appearing on your hands is such an embarrassing thing that makes you avoid shaking hands with someone and even touching things that are shared, you should try carrying out simple home methods that will help you get rid of them and some of the methods include;
Yes, it looks like a stupid idea I agree but you should know that wrapping duct tape around your hands triggers your immune system and after a period of time you shall see warts disappearing from your hands since the immune system will work tirelessly to get rid of them.
The good thing is, you can find medication and even patches sold over the counter and they consist of at least 20% of salicylic acid. You are advised to soak the infected hand (s) in warm water for around 5-10 minutes and afterward, you can apply the acid onto warts after the hands have dried up.
In a period less than two weeks and after daily application of the acid you will find that warts on hands will start peeling off leaving you with smooth hands.