Warts usually occur on the fingers and hands. They are infections on the top layer of skin, caused by a virus, the virus enters the outer layer of the skin through a tiny scratch, causing rapid growth of cells, thus creating a wart. The infection can be transmitted from person to person by touch. The most common way is direct skin-to-skin contact, such as shaking hands with someone with warts on the hand or from towels used by someone with a wart.
* Small, fleshy bumps
* Rough to touch
• Black pinpoints, which are small clotted blood vessels
Usually, warts heal on their own and need no medical treatment. But if the wart causes pain, bleeds easily, changes appearance, or spreads to other parts of the body, consult a doctor immediately. People with diabetes should especially avoid self-treatment
Avoid contact with warts of other people.
• If you have warts, avoid direct contact with other body parts.
• Don’t pick or scratch warts as it may spread the virus.
• Wash the hands thoroughly after touching warts. Keep your hands dry.
• Do not use other persons’ towels, shoes, and socks or items like nail cutters, hairbrush and shaving instruments,
• Cover the wart with a waterproof band-aid when you go swimming
• Do not brush, comb, shave, or clip areas that have warts.
• When cutting nails do not use the same nail cutter on an infected nail and also on healthy nails.
• Do not bite your fingernails if you have warts near them,
• If you go to a gym, clean the equipment before use with a clean towel and wear gloves if you have warts on the hands.