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wart on finger?

From time to time I used to get these small clear bumps in between my fingers.  This was about the time that I first started having skin rashes (the doctors diagnosed as psoriasis).  I believe the bumps to be dyshidrotic eczema, but I can't be for certain.  Anyways, about 2-3 months ago one appeared on the middle knuckle of my pointer finger.  Previous experience with them has shown me not to pop them as if they were a pimple or blister and that they will go away on their own if left alone, so that is what I did.  However, over time it never went away, it only grew.  It is very unsightly and had a hard cap on the top and looked very much like a large pimple that could be popped, except the surface is hard of course.  I used some freeze-off applicators (7 applications) on this "wart?" and it didn't clear up, so then I bought another type of wart remover, a gel.  After the first use of the gel, the gel hardened after drying for a while and i pealed it off and the cap of the "wart" came off as well.  Now the "wart" is about half the original size, but still very unsightly.  If you look closely it has stringy type flesh pieces that look like small little fingers sticking up.  The flesh isn't sensitive, it is rather hard still.  The flesh is a white/flesh color and the area around the "wart" is slightly reddish.  I should also mention that it hurts to bend my finger towards a fist making position (when the skin is stretched).  It doesn't make the skin hurt, but it makes the joint of the knuckle hurt.  

Someone please tell me what this "wart" is and how to get rid of it.
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Hello,
It can be due to a wart or some benign skin growth. For small warts several medications(like podophyllum resin, Podofilox (Condylox), Trichloroacetic and bichloroacetic acids, Imiquimod 5% cream and interferons) are available, which can be applied directly to the surface of the warts. Other treatment options include electrical cautery, surgical removal, Carbon dioxide laser treatment and electrodesiccation.

It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing.



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I stopped using the wart remover gel that I had spoken of after a few days of using it twice a day.  Since then the wart has turned black and the skin around the wart appeared to be peeling.  I noticed today that the skin was peeling and so I started to pick at it and the wart-scab started to peel off as well.  I didn't peel it all the way off because it was still very tender (the skin around part of the wart wasn't ready to peel yet so I was having a difficult time ripping it off).  However, I did get a look at the flesh underneath this scab:  it was pink as you would expect a newly healing sore to be.  From what I've seen so far, there was only a little blood underneath the wart-scab and the area was very tender, so I'd assume the area is healing and all I need to do is peel off the scab and keep the area medicated until it heals completely over.
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