Warts are growths with rough surfaces or flat and smooth surfaces. Moreover, these are white or pale in pigmentation.
Do & Don't for Getting Warts
DO: Treat the wart in the initial stages itself.
DO: Maintain good self-hygiene and care.
DO: Use a 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.
Types of Warts
These are mainly found on fingers and toes. Moreover, these warts are rough, grainy and have a rounded top. In fact, these are usually grey in colour.
These grow into the skin around the soles of the feet as opposed to on them. The growth of a plantar wart indicates a small hole in the bottom of the foot. Moreover, hard skin surrounds it.
These are found on the face, thighs, or arms. Moreover, flat warts are tiny growths that are flat on the top. They may be pink, brown, or slightly yellow in colour.
These grow on and around the mouth, neck, nose, or chin. In fact, they are small tags that are the same colour as your skin.
These are found under and around the toenails and fingernails. Moreover, they can be painful and affect healthy nail growth.
Treatments of Warts
There are several treatment modalities for treating warts. The objective of the treatments available is to remove the wart. Moreover, it is also to enable the immune system to effectively fight the virus.
In this treatment, dermatologists use liquid nitrogen to freeze warts, under local anaesthesia. Moreover, this treatment may require several sessions. Lastly, cryosurgery causes little to no scars.
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, it could leave scars for large areas of warts.
In this treatment, the wart is surgically removed using a scalpel or sharp spoon-shaped tool.
In this treatment, the wart tissue is destroyed with an intense beam of light or laser. Infrared coagulators are an alternative to lasers.
Chemical Peels (Acids):
In this treatment, different acids are applied directly on warts and used to peel off the top layers. It is more effective when combined with cryotherapy.
There are several ways to treat warts. Moreover, the dermatologist will assess the type, cause, and the size of the wart. Dermatologists will decide the treatment modality accordingly. READ MORE
Treatment for warts can take multiple weeks and even months based on the severity. These warts may recur even after treatment.
Warts – Q&A
Many people don’t know what wart is, so If you can see a hard bump rough growth over your face, finger or any other part of your body, which has a cauliflower appearance then it might be a wart. When this hard rough bump is seen over the face, then it will affect the...