Warts are small benign growth on the skin with a rough texture. Viral infections mostly cause warts. The skin with wart looks like a solid blister. HPVs have gained widespread attention in the development of various skin conditions. It is almost impossible to prevent infection with HPVs. It is also a fact that most warts clear up without any treatment.
TYPES OF WARTS
There are five major types of warts
- Common warts: Most often on your fingers or hands
- Genital warts: These are soft warts that appear on the genitals
- Filiform warts: Occur on lips, eyelids, and neck
- Flat warts: Mostly on the face, back of hands and legs
- Foot warts Heels or weight-bearing areas of the feet
SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS
- Small bumps that appear fleshy or grainy
- They may be of the same color as that of flesh or white, tanned or pink
- They are rough to touch.
- Warts usually have a black pinpoint. These are typically small, clotted blood vessels.
- Human Papillomavirus (HPV)
This is the only cause for warts. A patient can contract the virus after getting a cut or scrape on the skin. That is why the majority of the patients are children. It is also common to get warts on the area that a patient shaves.
Warts are easily transferable from one area of the body to the other. Moreover, it can also spread from person to person.
- Peeling Medicine
The most common choice, in this case, is the use of salicylic acid. A prescription-strength peeling medicine helps in the removal of the wart layer by layer. Salicylic acid does not work; the doctor can recommend other types of peeling medication for treatment.
The other name for this method is freezing. A patient can get this treatment in the doctor’s office. The doctor may apply liquid nitrogen to freeze the wart. This creates a blister on the wart. The dead tissue of the wart then falls off naturally in a few weeks.
Sometime, the patient may need minor surgery. However, it leaves a scar in the area.
The laser helps to cauterize the blood vessels of the wart. This causes the wart to die. However, this method of treatment can cause pain and leave a scar.
Our specialist doctors at MyDoc Urgent Care always prefer to treat warts non-surgically. However, if required, our clinics are well-equipped with state of the art equipment to perform minor surgeries. Therefore, come and visit us and get an assessment for your warts by one of our doctors.