Warts on hands & fingers

It is common for warts to grow on fingers and hands. Although warts can be bothersome in some ways, despite their appearance, most warts are harmless. However, this does not mean that warts should simply be ignored. Most people do not want to develop complications later on, and they do not want warts to affect the appearance of their skin

Common warts or seed warts are small, grainy skin growths that occur most often on your fingers or hands. These warts feel tough when touched.  Common warts or seed warts often feature a pattern of tiny black dots — sometimes called seeds — which are small, clotted blood vessels

Common warts are caused by a virus and are transmitted by touch. Children and young adults are more likely to develop common warts on fingers and hands. Common warts usually disappear after a while, but many people choose to remove them because they find them bothersome or embarrassing.


Hand warts

Palmer warts occur on the hands, and plantar warts grow on the bottom of the foot.

On average palmer warts are small, about the size of a pencil eraser. But some warts grow bigger. Sometimes palmer warts can grow in clusters; those are called mosaic warts.

In some warts, little black dots appear, leading people to call them "seed" warts. Palmer warts stick up above the skin of the hand. The risk of getting a hand wart from another person is small. A person's risk of getting a wart varies. Those with a weakened immune system are more susceptible. But those with healthy immune systems can also develop warts. Virtually everyone will have warts at some point in their life.


Finger warts

Finger warts are small, grainy growths on fingers; they can be fleshy depending on where they are. Warts on fingers come in a wide range of shapes and sizes. Most often they are round, white and have a black dot in the middle, this is a clotted blood vessel. The blood vessels grow into the core of the wart to supply it with blood. Warts on the hands and fingers are not cancerous. Warts on fingers are usually more pronounced than on feet. Warts are usually painless. But a wart that grows in a spot where you have a pressure point, on a finger or under your feet, can be painful. Children hate finger warts, especially the fleshy variety; no one wants to “hold hands” in the playground if you have a wart. By picking or biting them they will bleed, and tend to spread easier.


Verruca on the hand?

Warts and verrucas come in all shapes and sizes. They can affect any part of the body, but are more common on the hands and feet. Verrucas, which are warts on the feet, are infectious lumps that also crop up on the hands, and occur in about 5% of children. They are caused by a type of human papilloma virus that enters through direct contact with the skin. Children and teenagers are most at risk but some people seem to be more susceptible than others. Verrucas are small, grainy or fleshy growths depending on where they are. They are round, often white and have a black dot in the middle (from a blood vessel). Warts don't usually hurt (except for those emotional scars), but if they grow on pressured places they tend to be painfull.