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1. What is a wart?
A wart is a small, blister-like, rough-textured growth on the skin and mucous membrane. These are usually painless and caused by the human papillomavirus.
2. What are the different types of wart?
The different types of warts are (1) plantar warts on the soles of the feet, (2) genital warts in the genital or pubic area and (3) flat warts on the face, especially seen kids and teens more than adults.
3. What are the non-surgical treatment option for warts?
Warts may disappear without any treatment. However, many non-surgical treatment methods, such as cryotherapy or freezing with liquid nitrogen, cantharidin (the extract of blister beetle) and salicylic acid in the form of gel or ointment, are available.
4. Who can do wart removal surgery?
A dermatosurgeon specialised in treating skin conditions can remove warts using surgical techniques.
5. When does a wart need surgical tretment?
Warts, which are not treatable with any medication or non-surgical approach, need to be treated by minor surgery or laser surgery. In a minor surgery, an electric needle or deep freezing is used to destroy the base of the wart. Laser surgery includes burning the wart with a high-intensity laser beam.
Warts are raised bumps on your skin caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). Warts have plagued humans for thousands of years — they have been discovered on 3,000-year-old mummies and were mentioned by Shakespeare.
Although warts generally aren’t dangerous, they are ugly, potentially embarrassing, and contagious. They can also be painful.
There are 5 types of warts distinguished by their appearances and they are:
An individual should consult a doctor in the following conditions:
If warts don’t vanish through home remedies or with passing time, then one should consult a doctor. Even an individual with warts is a diabetic then he/she should consult the doctor immediately.
The doctor will perform the following treatment for Warts Removal:
There are several over the counter treatments available for warts that can be performed in-home. Few of them are listed below:
There are a few ways to prevent warts from spreading to another body part if an individual already has one and they are: