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Question: A HARD LAYER WITH THE LOOK OF CORN OR WART


 hiphopmarket - Sun May 31, 2009 2:00 pm

Hello, I'm James 19 years old. This is my 1st post. I would like to ask if there is any other treatments for this other than surgeries. It seems like a wart to me and i've tried appying some wart treatment alcoholic based treatment which doesnt remove it completely. Warts that i knw usually are obvious covered with a hard layerd skin. But the thing is, this wart-like of mine occurs when my right hand gt cuts. (left hand does not have this) I have a few small cuts involving accidentally scratched on a stone causing a small open wound (tiny little one) and it doesnt regenerate normally. The wound seems to heal and turn into a wart-like thing. Weird enough because other parts of my body do not have this when i have cuts on my left, leg, etc.

The wart does not cause any itch or hurts. It just irritates me and intimids people when i try to give a handshake. Every small open wounds on my right hand turns out to heal this way. Up untill now i have 5 little tiny open wounds which heals into this. Please help. I've tried removing the layered skin with nail-clippers, tried apply ice and cut off (hurts, bleeds, and grew back).

What I think:
- Advices from local doctors: Its a virus infection causing skin disorder.
- its a wart / corn.
- go for laser surgery

Thank You In Advance. :)
 Dr.M.jagesh kamath - Fri Aug 21, 2009 11:19 am

User avatar Hello,The healing of wounds in certain areas leaves behind hard scar tissue known as hypertrophic scars,and in a few predisposed, keloids, which go beyond the injury area.The treatment of keloids involve injectable steroids in to the lesion,and lasers.

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