Warts are small, hard and elevated growths on skin having a rough texture that are caused by viral infection with HPV (Human Papillomavirus). They are also known as Verruca Vulgaris. Hands are one of the most common locations for warts to form though they can appear on any of the body parts. Other common sites for it are face, neck, feet. Homeopathic treatment for warts on hands is very gentle, safe and effective.
Common warts are also called vulgar warts. They are very common types of warts that appear on the backs of your hands and fingers. The size of these vary from very small ones having diameter around 3mm to large ones with diameter up to 1cm. They have variable colour. They vary in colour due to skin colour and may be white, pink, grey, yellow or brown in colour. On touch they feel rough and hard.
It is the next type of warts that can appear on hands (mainly back of hands) though the most common site for them is face. They are also known as plane warts. They are mostly small sized, not more than 3mm and can appear in clusters (groups). These have a flat top and on touch they feel smooth. Their colour is yellow, brown, or skin coloured.
These warts tend to occur from picking at plantar warts (plantar warts are the warts that occur on soles of feet). These warts vary in colour and can be painful. They can appear in groups and then these are called mosaic warts.
Periungual and subungual warts
Periungual warts refer to the ones that appear around fingernails and subungual warts indicate the warts that arise under fingernails. Nail biting and hangnails ( a torn piece of skin / tag that hangs loosely around the fingernail) makes a person prone to get these warts. Initially they begin as small growths and afterwards tend to get bigger in size. They can also appear in groups.
They carry a chance of spreading under the nail bed. In this case it can lead to fungal infection of nail and dis-figuration or permanent damage to nail.
These warts have cauliflower-like appearance and that occurs in those who handle raw meat frequently without gloves. HPV type 7 is suggested to be linked with these warts.
They are caused by a virus known as human papilloma viruses (HPV). Among around 150 types of HPV only few are known to cause warts.
The warts of hands tend to occur when HPV gains entry in the body through any cut, crack, scratch on the topmost skin layer.
The virus causes multiplication of skin cells at a higher speed than what occurs under normal circumstances. It leads to outgrowths on the skin called warts.
Warts are contagious and are transmitted by skin to skin contact with people having warts. A person having warts in one place can also spread to another body part of his own if he touches a healthy body part with hands infected with the virus from touching the wart.
A person (if there is any crack or break in his skin that came in contact with HPV infected object / surface) can get the HPV infection and warts even from touching the object (like towel, door knob, door bell) or any other surface that has been previously touched and infected by wart of a person. Here the immune system of a person plays a very important role and this is not the case with every person, if the immune system is healthy and fights the infection the warts are prevented while if the immune system is weak warts tend to develop.
Depending on the type of warts they may be flat or raised, rough or smooth. They can appear anywhere on the skin of hands like palms, back of hands, fingers. The size of warts vary from pin head to pea size. Their colour is also variable. Some of them can be sensitive and painful. They may be itchy and if irritated they may also bleed.
Homeopathic Treatment for Warts On Hands
Warts on hands can be treated very gently, safely and effectively in homeopathy. Homeopathic medicines work to boost the body’s self healing mechanism to fight with the viral infection and stop the excessive multiplication of skin cells. These are beneficial for small as well as large warts. They gradually shrink the warts and make them fall off the skin. Along with shrinkage these also help to manage any attending symptoms like pain, itching, bleeding from warts if present.
Thuja – Top Grade Medicine
It is a natural medicine prepared from fresh twigs of plant Thuja Occidentalis having the common name Arbor Vitae. This plant belongs to family coniferae. It is a highly effective medicine for treating warts on hands. It is indicated for numerous warts on hands. For using it the warts are present especially on the back of hand. The surface of warts can be rough or smooth where it is required. They can be hard and horny also. Sometimes they can be pedunculated. It works equally good in case of small sized warts as well as large sized warts and also cauliflower like warts. In some cases needing it the warts may ooze moisture or even bleed.
Causticum – For Warts on Finger Tips and Around Nails
This medicine is next well indicated medicine when warts appear specifically on the fingertips. Other than this it is also prominent medicine for warts that occur close to the nails. In cases that require it the warts can be small, or large, jagged. They may also bleed. Apart from above it is also indicated for warts on the face, nose, lips, eyelids, arms.
Nitric Acid – For Large, Jagged Warts on Back of Hands
This medicine is beneficial when warts appear on the back of hands. Mostly the warts are large, jagged and pedunculated in cases needing it. They are usually cauliflower like in appearance. They also have a tendency to bleed easily. Other than this it is a well indicated medicine when warts appear particularly on the upper lip.
Dulcamara – For Flat Warts on Hands and Fingers
This medicine is prepared from fresh green stems and leaves of plant Solanum dulcamara having the common name woody nightshade and bitter – sweet. It belongs to family solanaceae. It works well in case of flat warts. People needing it have these warts either on palms or on the back side of their hands. But in the case of fingers they usually occur on the back of fingers. The warts are large and smooth. Sometimes these may occur close to the nails. Other than this it is also helpful for warts arising on face.
Antimonium Crudum – For Horny Warts on Hands
This medicine is well indicated for horny types of warts on the hands. Persons requiring it may also have warts on soles of feet (plantar warts). Apart from these it is also indicated for horny growths under the nails and the skin under nails is painful and sensitive.
Natrum Mur – For Warts on Palms of Hands
This medicine is useful for warts occurring on palms of hands. The warts are mostly flat type. These are also painful to pressure. There may be heat in palms along with sweating.
Calcarea Carb – For Small Warts on Hands and Fingers
This medicine is recommended for cases having small warts on hands and fingers. The warts may also be present on arms. The warts are round with a hard rough top. They may be flesh coloured or whitish. Itching can be present in the warts. They may also bleed. It is also indicated when warts are inflamed. In such cases pain of stinging type is felt.
Sepia – For Itchy Warts
This medicine is very helpful for cases of warts on hands and fingers that are itchy. These are small and flat. Other than this it is also indicated for warts on face and neck.
Natrum Carb – When Warts are Sensitive and Painful to Touch
This is a significant medicine when the warts are sensitive and painful to touch. The warts are mostly present on the back of hands for using this medicine. It is also valuable for treating warts on arms.
Rhus Tox – For Large Jagged Warts
It is a valuable medicine for treating large jagged warts. They can be pedunculated too. They are present on hands and fingers. They may exude moisture. Easy bleeding is also seen among them.
Some Other Important Medicines
Ferrum Picricum – It is an indicated medicine for treating warts on the hand when they are multiple in number.
Ferrum Magneticum – The key indication for using it is small warts on the back of the hands and also on the wrist.
Ranunculus Bulbosus – This medicine is prepared from plants commonly known as buttercup. This plant belongs to family ranunculaceae. It is mainly considered for warts present on the thumb.
Palladium – This medicine is specifically indicated for warts on knuckles of hands.
Ruta – This medicine is prepared from a plant named Ruta graveolens commonly known as Rue. This plant belongs to family rutaceae. It is used when the warts are flat and smooth on the palm of hands. It can be attended with sore pain.