1. What are warts?
Warts are small outgrowths on the body commonly found on the hands and legs. Warts are viral in nature and can be transmitted to another person through touch.
2. Do I need surgery for warts?
If the conventional therapy for warts is not effective, surgery may be needed to cut off the wart. Laser or minor surgery is effective for large or recurrent warts.
3. What are the causes of warts?
Warts are caused by human papillomavirus (HPV), which can be transmitted through skin contact, clothes and items sharing or casual skin contact. Certain HPV strains can also be transmitted through sexual contact.
4. How are warts diagnosed?
Warts can be easily diagnosed through a clinical exam. A scrape biopsy can also be performed for diagnosing the type of HPV virus.
5. Are there any treatments for warts?
Warts can be treated with medications, such as topical creams and salicylic acid; cryotherapy; laser or minor surgeries.