Warts are very common especially in the areas where the skin is exposed to germs and viruses such as the hands, genital area, and the feet area. HPV or the Human Papilloma Virus is the major cause of warts with over 60 different types of this virus that is present in our society today.
As far as today, HPV has no cure. Your body is build up with a defense system that could naturally kill those viruses for 2-3 years of infection. But be warned, you could get re-infected again. But how do to get rid of warts on hands?
Warts that are present in the hands are embarrassing especially when it is already big. It could be itchy and if irritated it could bleed easily and is very painful. Once your warts began to bleed, you could get re-infected again or your warts could possible transfer from another site.
To get rid of warts, there are many ways. To avoid re-infection, increase your immune system so that they will be able to ward off those viruses for you. You may also use products that have been on the market for several years now and is FDA approved. Some of these products produce great results for as little as 24 hours.
The oldest method of treating or removing warts is freezing them, cut them off or burn them. These treatments are quite expensive when done by a professional; it also leads to permanent scars. Salicylic acid is one of the best options in removing warts. It comes in different forms, from topical creams, adhesive pads, or a concentrated solution in a bottle. Another chemical used in removing warts is the Silver nitrate. It is available in over the counter stores though a handful of patients reported having pigmented scars develop.
Warts are very contagious, it should be handled carefully. If you have been trying to treat your warts with different kinds of over the counter products and yet they are still present, you may want to consult your doctor to help you get rid of them.