What causes warts on hands and feet?
Warts are caused by an infection with the human papilloma virus (HPV). The virus causes an excess amount of keratin, a hard protein, to develop in the top skin layer (epidermis). The extra keratin produces the rough, hard texture of a wart.
How can I permanently get rid of warts on my hands?
- Salicylic acid: you can get this over-the-counter treatment without a prescription.
- Wart freeze: you can freeze your wart with an over-the-counter product that uses liquid nitrogen as a gel or a spray.
- Duct tape: you may be able to get rid of your wart by covering it with duct tape.
How do you get rid of warts on your feet fast?
Many people have removed warts with these self-care tips:
- Peeling medicine (salicylic acid). Nonprescription wart removal products are available as a patch or liquid.
- Freezing medicine (cryotherapy). Nonprescription medicines that freeze the wart include Compound W Freeze Off and Dr.
- Duct tape.
Why am I getting warts on my hands?
Warts on the fingers commonly occur from biting fingernails or picking at hangnails. The wart virus has no cure, so warts can return at the same spot or appear somewhere else. However, you can treat warts yourself at home with salicylic acid or receive treatment from a dermatologist — or they may go away on their own.
Does clear nail polish remove warts?
People also use duct tape or clear nail polish to suffocate the virus, thereby removing the wart, although these treatments probably do not work any better than a placebo. Use duct tape like you would a wart-remover patch.
How do you get rid of warts at home fast?
To treat a wart, soak it for 10 to 15 minutes (you can do this in the shower or bath), file away the dead warty skin with an emery board or pumice stone, and apply the salicylic acid. Do this once or twice a day for 12 weeks.