Warts are small, generally painless growth on the skin caused by a virus called human papillomavirus (HPV). They can be disfiguring and embarrassing. There are different types of warts including common warts, flat warts, genital warts, plantar warts etc.
Signs & SymptompsIts symptoms include :
- Raised around or oval growth on the skin with a rough surface
- Some warts can cause pain
All types of warts can spread from one part of your own body to another. They may spread from one person to another, but this is rare.
TreatmentYour doctor may suggest medications to remove warts. Your health care provider may recommend the following treatments if your warts do not go away:
- Stronger (prescription) medications, such as podophyllin or salicylic acid
- A blistering solution
- Freezing the wart (cryotherapy) to remove it
- Burning the wart (electrocautery) to remove it
- Laser treatment for difficult to remove warts
- Immunotherapy, which gives you a shot of a substance that causes an allergic reaction and helps the wart go away
- Skin medicine called imiquimod
Electrocauterization is a routine surgical procedure. A surgeon or doctor uses electricity to heat tissue in order to:
- prevent or stop bleeding after an injury or during surgery
- remove abnormal tissue growth
- prevent infection
Why Vasu Eye institute & Skin Centre?
Dr. Ruchi Mangla is a dermatologist(skin specialist). After MBBS, she done DVD and have 16+ years experience in dermatology. She has treated thousands of patients having wart problem. Before joing Vasu Eye Institute & Skin Centre she worked in many prestigious hospitals as a skin specialist.