OK, I’m getting sick of these things. It started out with a wart below and to the right of the nail on my right pinky finger. I’ve tried several times to burn the thing off with salicylic acid (your standard over the counter remedy), but it’s still there, big as life. And I think I pissed it off, because now I’ve got one on the front of my right pinky finger, as well as one on my right knee.
So, how did I get these things? Being barefoot on pool decks or in public showers? Am I risking giving these things to other people through kissing, sex, or oral sex? Should I stop donating blood? Can they only appear on “normal” skin, or can they show up in places like the inside of my mouth or on my eyeballs? (Grossness ahead) Also, I have a tendency to gnaw on the original in frustration, and to just minimize its size generally. Am I re-infecting myself with the virus, causing the new warts in new places?
Most importantly, how do I get rid of these things? Is salicylic acid the only treatment I can get at the drug store? Is there nothing stronger I can get? Over the counter, maybe? Any brand in particular that has worked for people? And if I must resort to going to the doctor, how much is he going to charge this poor lad?