Wart Removal

Warts are small skin growths that usually don’t cause pain. Some types of warts may be itchy and may hurt, especially if they’re in the bottom of your feet.

There are five types of warts. Below is a brief description of these types of warts:

  • Common warts that mostly appear on the hands: These warts are small, grainy growths that come up on the skin and fingers. These warts appear as a pattern of small black dots and are rough to touch. The small black dots that are noticeable on the warts are blood vessels in reality. These warts are communicable and can be transferred from one person to another through contact. Common warts are one of the most common skin problems seen among people. It occurs on the topmost layer of the skin. 
  • Genital warts that occur in the thighs and pubic area: These warts appear as flesh, pink, or red-coloured skin growths. They are very small, difficult to see, and appear as a group of three or four. Genital warts spread very fast and may even cause some itching, mild pain, and bleeding. In some cases, strains of Human Papillomavirus can also cause genital warts that can also lead to cervical cancer. These warts often occur as a sexually transmitted disease. 
  • Flat Warts that occur on the forehead and face: These warts are more commonly seen in teenagers and children as compared to adults. They are flat and smooth and a little small as compared to other warts. Flat warts occur more commonly on the face and in some cases, they can also occur on the legs, especially in females. 
  • Plantar warts that occur at the feet bottom: Plantar warts occur as flesh and brown lumps on the feet. They are usually filled with clotted blood vessels and occur as small black dots on the feet' soles. 

Periungual and Subungual Warts occur on the toenails and fingernails: They appear as fissured, thickened, and skin abnormalities like cauliflower near the plates of nails and feet nails.

Warts occur due to viral infections. Human Papillomavirus is the major reason for the occurrence of warts. Other ways in which warts can occur:

  • Direct contact

  • Sharing towels and other personal things

  • Skin contacts

  • Sexual contact

A dermatologist can easily tell whether you are suffering from warts or not by just looking at it. In some cases, a dermatologist may also perform a skin biopsy to get exact results. During this process of wart removal in Sirsa, Haryana, a small piece of wart will be removed and sent to the lab for analysis under the microscope. A biopsy is a safe and fast process in order to know the exact results.

Warts usually go away after some time without any treatment. This is more commonly seen In the case of children too. In the case of adults, warts do not go away easily and quickly. The warts are harmless and can be easily treated by a dermatologist. If you want to get rid of warts, you should see a dermatologist and discuss the treatment options. The treatment option for wart removal in Sirsa, Haryana depends on the age, type of wart, and health of the patient. 

Given below are some treatment options that a dermatologist may suggest to you:

  • Cantharidin: one way of treating a wart is by painting it with cantharidin. Cantharidin causes the formation of blisters under the wart. In some days, you will have to visit the dermatologist again and he/she will clip away the dead wart from your skin. 
  • Cryosurgery: In case of common warts in older children and adults, cryosurgery or freezing is one of the most effective ways. Not much pain is caused in this treatment and it can cause some dark spots for people who have dark skin. 
  • Curettage and Electrosurgery: Electrosurgery is an effective treatment for common warts, foot warts, and filiform warts. Curettage involves scraping the wart off with the help of a sharp knife or a spoon-shaped tool. 
  • Excision: This involves the direct cutting out of the wart (excision).

If the warts are not easy to remove, the dermatologist at Delhi Skin Hospital may use the given below treatments:

  • Laser treatment: Laser treatment is used when warts have not responded well to other removal therapies. Before starting this laser treatment, a dermatologist will numb the skin around the wart with a local anaesthetic injection
  • Chemical peeling: Dermatologists often prescribe the treatment of peeling in case of flat warts. In this case, you will be given a peeling medicine to apply to the skin. These peeling medicines contain salicylic acid, glycolic acid, and tretinoin. 
  • Bleomycin: In this case, the dermatologist injects the warts with a medicine called Bleomycin. These injection shots can be painful and can even have other side effects like nail loss, hair loss, etc. 
  • Immunotherapy: In this treatment, the patient’s own immune system is used to treat the warts. This treatment is used when the warts remain even after using other treatment options. In one type of immunotherapy, the treatment involves the application of chemicals, such as diphencyprone (DCP). Another option is to get shots of injection to boost the immune system of a person. This will help to fight the virus and reduce warts.

You will most probably start by seeing a primary care doctor. This doctor may refer you to an experienced dermatologist. Below are some tips that will help you to prepare for the appointment. 

Given below is a list of questions that you may ask the doctor, such as:

  • What is the reason for the development of warts?
  • Will these warts come back if I have them removed?
  • What are different types of treatment that can be used for the treatment of warts?
  • What side effects can I expect from these treatments?
  • How can you prevent warts in the future?

Below are some questions that your doctor may ask you:

  • When did you first notice the warts for the first time?
  • How are you bothered by the occurrence of warts, either for discomfort or cosmetic reasons?
  • What treatments have you been trying for warts? 
  • For how long have you been using these treatments and what were the results?

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