Finger Hand Warts

5 things to know about warts

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Warts are bumps on the skin that may feel rough to the touch.  They stem from a virus called human papilloma virus (HPV), for which there is no cure. Here are 5 things to know about these pesky warts on your hands:

  1. Warts can be very itchy and uncomfortable, and they can bleed if irritated.
  2. Despite these symptoms, warts are usually not cancerous.
  3. Treatment options for warts may include duct tape, a pumice stone, freezing the bump or surgery.
  4. Most people fight off this virus within 2-3 years.
  5. Treating warts takes time, so be patient!

Learn more about warts on www.HandCare.org.

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