Forearm Warts Picture
Wart Forearms – best removal practices, causes etc.
Warts are small skin growths caused by the human papilloma virus or HPV which infects the top layer of skin, usually gaining access through a small cut or scratch. There are more than 40 different types of HPV and the wart virus can be transmitted from one person to another either by direct contact, or indirectly when both people come in contact with a surface. HPV also can be transmitted in the same person from one spot on the body to another.
Warts can appear at any age but are more common in children and much less common in old age.
While there are different types of warts, it is the flat wart that is more likely to appear on the forearms. Most warts go away after a year or two, but some last for years or go and return later.
Warts can itch or bleed and are a particular nuisance if they are located where they can rub against clothing or be bumped frequently. They can then become irritated with perhaps the skin around them becoming painful. The warts themselves are small growths with a rough surface and are usually painless.
The symptoms of forearm warts:
• Abnormally dark or light skin surrounding the lesion
• Numerous small, smooth, flat (pinhead sized) lesions
• Small, hard, flat or raised skin lesions or lumps
Best removal practices for forearm warts:
• Over-the-counter medications are often used. These are applied to the wart every day for several weeks, after filing the wart down when damp (for example, after a bath or shower) to allow the medication easier access. Be careful not to get the substance on surrounding skin as it can be rather harsh.
• Your health care provider may use stronger (prescription) medications, such as podophyllin or salicylic acid, for the removal of persistent warts or your doctor may suggest a topical medication called imiquimod.
• Other methods include surgical removal or freezing (cryotherapy), burning (electrocautery), or laser treatment by your medical practitioner. There may be some pain and scarring.
• While you should never attempt to remove a wart yourself by burning, cutting, tearing or picking, you can use a gentle and safe method at home such as the essential oils product known as H-Warts for a successful treatment outcome.
Prevention of forearm warts:
Avoid direct skin contact with a wart on someone else. If you are filing your wart before applying any treatment, wash the file carefully to avoid spreading the virus to other parts of your body. After touching your warts for any reason, wash your hands carefully.
Picture of a wart that has continued to grow on the forearm region, until it is massive in size. Warts can grow on the forearm or any other part of the body and should be treated immediately to prevent overgrowth or spreading.
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