Warts are areas of skin that grows faster than normal due to a virus. They are actually an HPV infection of the skin. The body will eventually build up a resistance over time and the cause of warts will disappear, however there is treatment available. If warts become irritated or painful, it’s important to get them checked out by a medical dermatologist
. A dermatologist will be able to provide you with the most effective wart treatment that is specific to your needs. At Dermatology & Cutaneous Surgery Institute, we offer multiple different treatments and removal for warts. We explain how to treat any warts and what the process entails.
Types of Warts
Every type of wart will require a specific treatment method. The main types of warts you may be experiencing include foot warts or plantar warts, flat warts, filiform warts, genital warts and periungual warts. There are also common warts that can appear on different parts of the body. If the wart is painful or if you experience any scabbing, it’s time to schedule a visit to the dermatologist. Warts that appear on your face or any other sensitive part of your body should not be treated with at-home methods.
How to Treat Warts
While there are at home methods for treating warts, it’s advised that you go see a dermatologist for the most effective wart treatment. It’s important to not try and remove the wart yourself because this can lead to a serious infection. The most common types of wart treatments include topical medications, cryotherapy, and even laser therapy. The type of treatment that will be administered from a dermatologist depends on the severity and type of wart that is present. A medical assessment will be given during a dermatology visit and this will help the doctor determine the best wart removal treatment plan. Cryotherapy will completely destroy the wart by freezing it with liquid nitrogen. This process will cause a blister to form and it can be painful for children. Topical medicines will be administered for less severe cases and this cream will help strip away the wart over time. Skin conditions should be closely monitored by a dermatologist as they can turn into infections or diseases.
If you worried about a particular wart, contact our Delray Beach dermatologist
today. At DCSI, we can effectively treat all skin conditions you have and our treatment is completely customized for optimal results.