The appearance of tiny warts on the hands or the fingers can be distressing, but these are only benign growths that are caused by the HPV virus. They are acquired through lesions in the skin where the virus is able to enter and take root. These warts are more common in children because their body has not had time to develop immunity to the virus.
The tiny warts could be flat warts, which are sometimes called juvenile warts, that are just taking now taking hold in the skin and beginning to grow. In order to make an identification, look to see if there are tiny black or red dots about the size of a pin prick in the head of the wart.
If so, it may be a verruca, which is a type of plantar wart that is more commonly found on the foot but may appear on the hands and fingers as well. Those speckled dots are actually blood vessels that have been taken over by the wart so it may continue to grow.
More probably, they are common warts that have rooted in the epidermis and are just starting to grow. This is the time to take action to get rid of the warts before they become larger and more difficult to get rid of. When they are really small it is fairly easy to remove them because they do not have a deep root in the skin and the removal process is much simpler. Common warts are often fleshy and colored red or pink.
Treating small warts on hands
First treatment should be an over-the-counter wart medication that utilizes salicylic acid, a chemical that breaks down skin tissue. If you have a lot of the tiny warts clustered together in one area, you can buy adhesive pads similar to Band-Aids that have the salicylic acid already applied to the bandage. All you have to do is place it over the affected area and let it do its work.
If the warts are spread around various places on your hands or fingers, it may be more convenient to use a product in liquid form. Just use the included applicator to put some acid on top of the wart. For best results, I recommend covering it with the bandage because the dried acid can evaporate or rub off easily if you don’t, and you will find yourself needing to reapply it often.
For homeopathic treatment, thuja is good at removing warts, as well. Thuja is all-natural and not as harsh as salicylic acid.
Because the warts are just babies, it shouldn’t take more than one or two applications to get rid of small warts on the fingers and hands. For the majority of people, that solution works very well. But if it doesn’t work for you, then make an appointment with your dermatologist because he can use liquid nitrogen to freeze the warts off of your hands.
Here are some good over-the-counter products you can choose from: