WARTS: TREATMENT AND ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THEM

Warts are also known as Verruca Vulgaris. Warts are a common skin condition and they can appear on any part of the body. There are various types of warts and some of them include genital warts. Dr. Mohan Skin disease hospital and hair transplant centre is a renowned hospital for excellent Warts treatment in India.

WHAT ARE WARTS?

Warts are benign, normally noncancerous growths on the skin. They can grow in any location of the body, but mostly the hands, feet, face, and the shoulders. They usually appear rough, and hard and can revolve from one month to another and culminate into years. However, warts can disappear on their own, but if they fail, one must seek immediate treatment

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CAUSES OF WARTS

  • Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is the source of an infection that causes Warts. The infection normally enters through broken skin or inflamed body. The HPV attacks and infects the squamous epithelium and there are several types of HPV.
  • Studies show that Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is common in sexually active individuals.
  • Warts are also 20% contagious and one must avoid getting in contact with a warts infected person. It is advisable that you wash your hands in case of contact to prevent spreading warts
  • A low immune system may also cause warts to develop on the body

FACTS ABOUT WARTS

  • They are harmless
  • Gardasil 6 an HPV vaccine can prevent warts
  • Can go untreated and cause no effect, but if you witness fast growing warts then don’t sit back
  • Some particular types of Warts can lead to cancers
  • 20% contagious
  • They are normally brown or dark in color
  • Genital Warts are sexually transmitted

TYPES OF WARTS

Warts are normally described from the location they affect and also, it is only a skin specialist to diagnose you and find whether the warts are cancerous or noncancerous.

Common Warts
These are Verruca Vulgaris and can affect any part of the body. They are normally raised above the surface, rough and appear darker than the skin. They can be spread through touch.

Genital Wart
As the name describes, they are warts that appear on the genitalia. They can be sexually transmitted

Flat Warts
They are warts that appear usually on the face, arms, neck, wrists, and thighs. They are flat and hardly recognised unless they increase in size. They are normally brownish, pinkish, and yellowish.

Plantar Warts
Also known as Foot Warts, they are found on the soles of the feet. They are at times painful and cause discomfort

Filiform or Digitate Warts
These warts normally thread-like warts that occur most especially on the eyelids or the lips.

Periungual Wart
These occur around the eyes or on the face

DIAGNOSIS

Skin Examination
The skin specialist (dermatologist) will perform a skin examination and by mere looking at the benign or skin growth, he is able to tell whether it is a wart or not

Skin Biopsy
In case the skin examination isn’t reliable, the dermatologist can further take a sample of the wart for further examination under a microscope
A biopsy is also vital in case of complications with the wart such as bleeding, being darker than the surrounding skin, and fast-growing warts

TEATMENT OF WARTS/WARTS REMOVAL

Most warts are left untreated in case they pose no threat to an individual or aren’t burdensome. Warts Removal Treatment in India is done in numerous ways as explained;

1. Cantharidin
Cantharidin is secreted by many species in the category of blister beetles. The dermatologist uses this solution and other chemicals to smear the wart during the appointments. A blister will be formed beneath the wart and after a number of days, the dermatologist will remove the wart from the skin.

2. Electrosurgery
Electrosurgery goes in hand with Curettage and the procedure involves burning the wart and later, the surgical removal of the wart. The procedure is performed under local anesthesia and both procedures cause scars

3. Laser Treatment procedure
This procedure is normally used in case other treatments including therapies have failed to remove the warts from the skin. Local anesthesia is used before the procedure begins

4. Cryotherapy
It is one of the commonest wart removal procedure used. The procedure involves the use of nitrogen (freezing liquid) to spray or smear on the wart. The liquid will destroy the cells in the wart and a blister will develop after sometime. It will eventually scab and fall off the skin after a couple of days. The procedure is performed by a well-trained dermatologist and local anesthesia is used

5. Candida Antigen Shots OR Immune Stimulation
Warts at times develop due to a weakened immune system. Therefore, by taking Candida Antigen Shots, the immune system is awakened to recognize the wart cells and destroy them automatically. There is no scarring

6. Excision
It is a procedure where the wart directly cut from the surface of the skin.

7. Chemical Peel Treatment
This is usually used in the case of flat warts and during the procedure, the dermatologist will apply a peeling solution that consists glycolic acid, salicylic acid, or tretinion gels or creams on the warts

8. Salicylic Acid
This is normally an over-the-counter treatment and may take a couple of months before the warts are removed. The treatments contain Salicylic acid that can eliminate the warts, but it is vital that you seek a dermatologist intervention

WARTS REMOVAL TREATMENT COST

Warts removal treatments are comprehensive and different and with that, Warts Removal treatment cost in India depends on the type of treatment one goes in for. Dr. Mohan Skin and hair centre provides affordable warts removal treatment procedures with excellent care and monitoring.