The reason I asked this question is because I have one on my thumb right now. It is so irritating. I keep trying to pull it off and have actually created bit of my wound on my skin there . I really don't know how to get rid of it !
Picking at it might make it spread. You can have them burned off at the doctor's, which is really painful, or you can buy stuff at the chemist to get rid of them. I found something in the UK (forget the product name, sorry) which worked and didn't hurt. They have these little pads with stuff on them that eats away the callous protecting the core of the wart so the wart dies. You stick the pad on, put a band aid over it, leave it for about a week then pull it off and the wart's gone.
Thanks Jennifer. I went to the pharmacy and she recommended I go the doctor. I was scared by the thought of doctor cutting it off. So I tried bit of salicylic acid ( used for acne) for 2-3 days and it dried and dropped off :)
I've not had a wart (I think, though reading your description makes me wonder.... I do sometimes get small growths of rough skin on my fingers, I just thought it as from constant wear!) but I have had a verruca on my toes. Nasty - and NOT harmless! I had it frozen off.
My sister had a lot of trouble with them on her hands from gymnastics training, after another girl in the club spread the things everywhere. Because they've got 'roots' they have to be burnt off/frozen like weeds or they just grow again.
I like this question, but, I would love to know the name of the product that you put on warts at home, so that i could buy it and gig it to anyone that has a wart. I only want to know this so that my family or actually anyone that has a wart can fix it at home and stop increasing the income of local doctors or GPs.
Too many people running off to doctors that have problems like warts or corns or whatever.
Fix them at home, cheaply OR maybe ask your grandmother.