Anatomy Of A Wart

Wart The Health? (All About Warts)

What is a Wart?

A wart is a benign growth that develops on the skin. It is caused by a virus. If you damage or cut your skin, then you are likely to develop a virus. Warts are typically dark-colored, smooth and flat. They are transmitted by touch. Children and young adults are at a greater risk for developing a wart. People who have a weakened immune system are also more likely to develop a wart.

Getting Rid of Warts

Home remedies can be effective for getting rid of warts. They can also be effective for preventing warts. Peeling medicine, which is available over the counter, can be used to get rid of warts. Peeling medicine contains salicylic acid. It is available in the form of a liquid or patch. You should choose a medicine that has at least 17 percent salicylic acid.

You can also use liquid nitrogen products on your skin. It is available in the form of a spray or liquid. It is important to remember that some of these liquid nitrogen products are flammable.

If you are unable to get rid of this problem on your own, then you will need to contact a dermatologist. Not only can a dermatologist help you get rid of warts, but they can also help you with preventing warts. Cantharidin is one of the treatments that a dermatologist may recommend. It is a medicine that causes a blister to form underneath the wart. The dermatologist will chip away the dead wart after the blister has formed.

Cryotherapy is another treatment that can be used. It involves freezing the wart. It is not a painful treatment. However, multiple treatments are typically needed.

Laser treatment, chemical peels and excision are some of the other treatments that can be used. If you are in need of wart removal, then you can contact us for an appointment.