Also known as Verrucae Vulgaris, warts are small, grainy skin growths that grow most often on your hands, fingers, toes, and feet. As mentioned above, warts are caused by the HPV virus, which is transmitted through touching, such as shared Washcloths, towels, or razors. Warts thrive most on moist, wet, and injured skin.
Warts enter the body when there is a cut in the skin in areas like a hangnail, causing an infection. Once infected, the virus triggers extra cell growth, causing the outer layer of the skin to thicken and harden in that spot. It can take warts as long as 2 - 6 months to develop after the skin has been exposed to the virus.
There are a few different types of warts, some being more common than others.
Common warts can be found on fingers, around the nails, and feet. They usually range in size from a pinpoint to the size of a pea. They are hard to the touch and sometimes may have black dots running through them that resemble seeds.
Often distressing for calluses, these warts are located on the bottoms of your feet. Unlike other warts, these grow flat into your skin due to the pressure of walking and standing. If you ever feel like there are tiny rocks stuck in the sole of your shoe, this may be a sign of plantar warts. The best way to identify these warts over calluses is to look for black dots at the surface.
Flat warts bend to be much smaller in size than other warts, and they are also smoother. The Bad part about warts tends to grow in vast numbers, somewhere around 10 to 50 at one time. Flat warts commonly embark on children’s faces, men’s beards, and women’s legs.
Filiform warts are spiny and fast-growing. They sometimes take after tiny brushes. These warts can be highly annoying since they grow around the mouth, eyes, and nose. However, they ordinarily do not cause any pain.
These warts are Scope through sexual enjoyment or genital-to-genital contact. These tend to be a group of small, outspread bumps. However, they can also spread even if they aren’t visible.
Although most warts are ordinarily harmless and will disappear on their own, many people find them Although most warts are ordinarily harmless and will disappear on their own, many people find them troublesome and choose to remove them from embarrassment because of their size. Some Choice to let them be, while others who find them painful may have them treated and removed to the body. Warts can last for many weeks & months and even up to two years before they go away on their own. Sometimes, waiting on a wart to disappear can allow it to get larger, grow Extra ones, or you could give them to someone else.
There are many different over-the-counter wart treatment products on the market, but it’s always best to speak with Our Best dermatologist about the best remedy for you. Sometimes, skin cancer can be mistaken for warts, and your dermatologist can best identify this.
For teenagers and up, cryosurgery is an excellent measure to take when wanting to remove a stubborn wart. Our Dermatologist Dr. Raj Kirit will freeze off the wart with liquid nitrogen. Due to the freezing temperature, it may cause a little stabbing pain. Sometimes cryosurgery requires more than one session and follow-up appointments to make sure the area heals correctly. Our Best Dermatologist may decide to take a different route and use electrosurgery, which burns the wart with an electric charge through a needle. Your doctor may also use a laser. Curettage is another option used in dermatologist offices; the wart is scraped off with a sharp knife or spoon in this procedure. Your dermatologist may also prescribe you a prescription cream for those stubborn warts.
There is no way to prevent yourself from warts, but you can help limit and stop the spread, such as:
Wart Removal And Treatment At Celestee Skin Laser And Hair Clinic Warts can be frustrating to live with, particularly if they cause pain. At the Celestee Clinic, we want to do everything possible to help you understand your warts and provide the best possible treatment. Please schedule an appointment to develop a treatment plan today by calling us at +91 9908534999