Warts are growths with rough surfaces or flat and smooth surfaces. Moreover, these can be light or dark in pigmentation.
Warts or verrucas are growths with rough or smooth surfaces that are pale or dark. In fact, they are a result of the human papillomavirus. Moreover, they look like a solid blister or a small cauliflower
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DO: Treat the wart in the initial stages itself.
DO: Maintain good self-hygiene and care.
DO: Use broad-spectrum sunscreen every day.
DO: Exfoliate regularly.
DON’T: Pick at the wart or mole.
DON’T: Try to remove the wart yourself.
DON’T: Share towels, socks, or gloves with others.
DON’T: Walk in public places without your shoes.
These are mainly found on hands, around nails, and knees but can occur anywhere on the body. Moreover, these warts are rough, grainy, and have a rounded top. In fact, these are usually brownish in colour.
These grow into the skin of the soles of the feet. The growth of a plantar wart indicates a blackish lesion with pain on the pressure in the bottom of the foot with surrounding hard skin.
These are found on the face, back of hands, and shins. Moreover, flat warts are small, multiple, smooth, and flat-topped skin or hyperpigmented lesions.
These are soft, thin, finger-like growths present mainly on the face and neck.
These are found under and around the toenails and fingernails. They can be painful and can also interfere with healthy nail growth.
There are several treatment modalities for treating warts. The objective of the treatments available is to remove the wart and also to enable the immune system to effectively fight the virus.
In this treatment, dermatologists use liquid nitrogen to freeze warts. Moreover, this treatment may require several sessions. Lastly, cryosurgery causes little to no scars. It is the preferred method used in palmoplantar or warts during pregnancy.
In this treatment, an electrical charge burns the wart tissue. As a result, this causes the tissue to dry and fall off. Moreover, electrosurgery is effective for a single wart or a small area. However, if not done properly it could leave scars for large areas of warts.
In this treatment, the wart tissue is destroyed with an intense beam of laser. The CO2 laser is used for this. this is a safe, precise, and effective method for warts removal.
In this treatment, various agents such as salicylic acids or podophyllin, or trichloroacetic acids are applied directly to warts causing their destruction. However, this requires multiple sessions. And results can be sometimes unpredictable.
In this, intralesional injections such as PPD or MMR vaccine or patients’ own tissue from warts is inoculated in the patient’s skin which helps to develop antibodies against the virus leading to the clearing of lesions. This requires multiple sessions and more time to respond.
The average price of treatment procedures for wart removal is Rs.2000 depending on the site and the number of warts. Some of the wart removal treatment procedures are paring and cryotherapy, removal with radiofrequency and intralesional immunotherapy. The total cost of wart removal will vary based on the severity of this skin condition, the number of sessions required, and the healthcare facility where the treatment procedure is being conducted.
Removal with Radiofrequency
Warts are growths with rough surfaces or flat and smooth surfaces. They can be dark or light in color.
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No, the skin is numbed before the procedure. If the wart has to be cut and removed or destroyed using radiofrequency.
The deficiency of vitamin B12 has been found to be related to warts. Zinc deficiency is linked with recurrent viral warts. Immunity plays an important role in fighting against viral warts.
Yes, consulting a dermatologist is surely helpful in getting the correct treatment for wart removal. He may advice using a topical medicine or recommend a medical procedure like cryotherapy or laser treatment so that you can get rid of warts. He will also guide you well about the wart treatment that would suit you best, the post-procedure care and the total cost of wart removal.