Warts are small, granular growth on the skin. They are rough to touch. Their external appearance is like that of cauliflower. They usually occur on hands, fingers and soles. But they can also occur on nose. Warts are caused by virus and they are transmitted by touch. Sometimes you can see black spots on the surface, these are due to small clotted blood vessels. Generally no treatment is required for the warts. They disappear on their own. Sometime people choose to remove these warts for cosmetic purpose.
Many types of these warts can appear on the nose but usually two types flat and filiform warts are seen on nose.
Warts on the nose should be treated gently as one must be careful to avoid harm to eyes and face.
Causes And Diagnosis Of Warts On Nose
Virus which is responsible for warts is called human papillomavirus (HPV). There are different strains of this virus which cause different type of warts. If a person has wart on one part of the body and if he touches that wart and then later if he touches other body part then he may develop wart on that body part. This virus can spread from person to person through direct contact or by using towel or tools like nail cutter etc. of the affected person. Warts spread through broken skin.
Usually doctors diagnose warts by just looking at it.
If doctor is in doubt he may scrape the upper layer of the wart so as to see the clotted blood vessels in it. In case of further doubt they may send the sample for further tests to rule out other growths.
Home Remedies And Prevention Of Warts On Nose
- Do not use over the counter medication as they may contain harsh chemicals which may damage the sensitive skin of the face or may have harmful effect on the eyes.
- Please consult your doctor for the treatment of wart on nose.
- One may try natural wart removing lotion made with natural ingredients. Be sure that it is gentle for face and eyes.
- If you see any change in size or color, consult the doctor.
- As warts can occur through broken skin, do not bite your nails and do not nibble the skin around fingernails.
- Wash your hands thoroughly after touching wart.
- Do not pick the wart, as picking it, may spread the virus.
- Follow routine hygiene to prevent infection.
- Keep your tools separate from that of others’.
- Keep yourself dry and clean.