Does anyone have any idea what this is on my finger? Or what type of medication/cream might help me get rid of it?
I don't actually recall when it first started becoming noticeable, but it's been on my finger for several months. And it's become bothersome lately as it's gotten harder and rougher, and it has affected my work (I'm a poker dealer, and it makes the cards more slippery to my touch when trying to pitch them). I don't have medical insurance, and I don't have a physician who I've seen in recent years, so it would be like $250 for me to get an initial office visit with a doctor. So, for now, going to see an actual doctor is pretty much out of the question.
I originally thought it was some sort of a callus or a wart, but I have used Compound W Freeze Off Wart Remover on it two different times and it did not affect it at all; and I've also used a knife to try to cut off the affected area 2-3 different times, but the stuff has grown back within a few days each time. So, my guess is that it is some sort of a fungus.
If anyone has a reasonable idea of what this might actually be and/or what type of medication/topical cream might be likely to get rid of it, a helpful response would be genuinely appreciated!
> Pic related: A picture of my finger, taken today.
Another view of the fungus-looking stuff that is on my finger.
And to give a comparison, here's a picture of my other pointer finger.
Thank you for replying. Assuming you're not trolling, why do you seem so certain of that? And do you know of a specific wart remover product that might be effective on my finger?
> And another picture of my finger.
its a wart. want to cure it in five minutes?
>turn on your oven
>wait for it to heat
>stick that finger on the burner
>hold for ten seconds, make sure to roll it a bit to get all of the wort
you can see a doctor and have him remove it, but it will be expensive, and he will do nearly the same thing just with anesthesia and a big bill.
OP, don't panic because of the name but it's called Herpes Zoster.
No, it's not an STD. I had that shit on my palm and thumb when I was younger. It's gonna hurt and sting but visit a pharmacy for some anti-fungal cream and it'll go away in a week or 2.
Wart. The only kind of wart i know of psecifically is plantar wart. Not sure if thats what you have. There are lots of solutions to warts. You can freeze them off. You can do some duct tape shit with them. I had a wart on my foot once. I kept picking at it and just pulled all the shit about. Probably not the best way to do it but I turned out ok. Make sure to remove the root of the wart though, or it'll grow back.
I went to a doctor who used some freeze spray stuff and it kills it over a period of time, but it never properly worked for it.
What solved mine was just waiting and patience, although it took about 3 years for mine to do. However once you've had them you'll never get them again...
just dont use the acid
> me, have 2 giant warts on both thumbs
> apply acid wart remover with q-tip
> days past shits ineffective
> drench a bandaid with the acid, put it on my finger
> tired as fuck
> realize 10 minutes later, already 2 late
> it starts burning like fuucking hell
> half an hour of just jumping up and down next to the sink
> go to bed with new bandaids
> wake up next morning. take off new bandaids
> entire skin is pure white "somehow not positive"
> feel the skin, liquids underneath, bumping the skin
> like a water matress
> litteraly just grab one end and peel entire skin off
> walk into school with 2 thumbs completely naked "dont think it was pure meat but it was painfull as fuck and looked like shit
This method does seem tempting, but I would like to be able to use my finger afterward, without having to wait weeks for it to heal. Got any other, safer and less-painful suggestions?
This seems like a reasonable option; but do you know how expensive this might be? As I stated in the OP, I have no insurance and no established physician, so I would have to get an appointment as a new patient.
No worries on the technical name of this stuff, but thanks for the courtesy, and for your reply. Are you possibly referring to a cream that I can get from a pharmacy without a prescription? Maybe, just by showing my finger to someone in the pharmacy at CVS or Walgreens and then asking them if they can recommend me a cream to get rid of it? Because, getting in to see a doctor right now is not a practical option for me, as it will likely cost me around at least $250.
I've had the type of wart I think you're referring to. The round kind that actually stick up like 1/8th of an inch and are around the size of a BB? I had one when I was a kid and literally had it ripped off after getting my thumb/finger (don't recall which) stuck in a 2-liter bottle and tearing off the bottle while in a panic. And in the OP, I mentioned that I have specifically tried to use the Compound W Freeze Off Wart Remover, but that it seemed to have no effect at all.
I did literally try to scrape/cut it off with a sharp knife, 2-3 different times, to the point where my skin was really sensitive afterward and it hurt to try to grip the cards while dealing, and the wart/fungus grew back within a few days/week or two.