What is warts, types and treatment

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What is warts and what are its known types?

A beautiful, flawless skin is what we all dream of. There is so much that we all do to take care of our skin. However, sometimes due to some negligence or contact with people with certain skin problems, we get the virus that can cause unpleasant- looking spots or bumps on our skin. A very common type of skin problem that occurs due to virus transmission is wart.

Often caused by the human papilloma virus (HPV), warts are described as rapid skin growth. These are non- cancerous. Wart is mostly skin colored and rough to touch. They occur primarily on elbows, hands and knees. Once, you contact the virus, it lets the growth of keratin, a hard protein in the epidermis (the top layer of the skin) to grow at a faster rate. More than 100 types of HPV are known today, and every kind causes a different type of warts.

Warts have been categorized into three types by the dermatologists:

 The common wart
 Plantar wart
 Flat wart

Common wart usually appears on your hands or fingers. It is treatable, and the right treatment can help further occurrence on your body and even spreading to other people. Secondly, as the name signifies, flat wart is flat on the top and smoother to touch. They appear on the face and can spread if the bearer shaves. Plantar wart come under-surface of the feet. They are thick and often look like corns. The recurrent thrombosed blood vessels make them look like black dots. This wart is uncomfortable becauseit grows within the skin rather than bulging outwards.

How to treat wart of all kinds?

Wart can look very unpleasing on a body and can lower your confidence. They are like tiny bulging spots which do not look natural. It is in your best interest to get them treated the moment you notice them.
The first cue to the kind of wart is its location, where it appears on your body. According to that, the dermatologist will suggest you the least painful, the least damaging treatment.


Let us now take a look at the most commonly suggested wart treatments

 Freezing or commonly known as Cryotherapy, or Liquid Nitrogen Therapy, is used to create a blister under and around your wart. It freezes the wart (liquid nitrogen), that helps the wart and the surrounding skin to fall off itself.

 Radio frequency is another kind of treatment for wart. In this method, radio frequency device or electrodessication is used to cut off the wart tissue to destroy it.

 Immunotherapy is considered the assisting therapy causes it takes topical immunomodulators gels like imiquimod to treat the lesions that may occur due to other treatments.

 Laser surgery has also paved its way to treat wart. It is used for more severe kinds, where other treatments may not do the help. Usually, in cases where laser surgery is suggested, more than one kind of treatment is given.

If wart has spread then, you may be suggested to take more than one kind of treatment. Hence, it is advised to go and see you doctor as soon as you notice it anywhere n your body.

How to prevent from warts

Warts are the raised bumps on your skin caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). Warts have plagued humans for thousands of years — It was mentioned by Shakespeare that it’s been discovered on 3,000-year-old mummies and are ugly, potentially embarrassing, contagious, and they can be painful.

While, even the  dermatologists doesn’t know why, certain people are more likely to get warts than others. Especially, children get warts more often than adults, because their immune systems would As their immune systems would have not built up to defence against the numerous types of human papillomavirus that exists.

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Warts causes:

Warts usually occur on your skin when the virus comes in contact and causes an infection. Warts Warts develop on broken skin like nicked hangnails or nicked skin caused by shaving, because the virus is able to enter the top layer of skin through scratches or cuts easily.

Warts are contagious:

Unfortunately, the warts are contagious. Warts might start to appear on your body if you touch warts on someone else’s body or being in contact with the surfaces that has been touched by someone’s warts, such as bath mats, towels, clothes.

It is important to watch yourself to not pick at your warts and to wash your hands promptly and thoroughly anytime you touch one of the warts on your body. If you already have warts on your body where you would shave, you should definitely keep in mind that shaving over the wart could easily transfer the virus to razor and then spread it to other areas of your body.

Prevention of Warts:

warts Prevention is better than the cure. Yes, everyone has to take these words as seriously as possible. Because, tough skin warts cannot be prevented, but there are numerous precautionary measures that you can take to minimize the risk of acquiring warts. One of the most important things you will have to follow is wash your hands regularly and keep yourself tidy. Also, it is advisable to keep your skin healthy, moisturized, and free from cuts. If you are habitual to bite nails or cuticles, please do your best to stop. Biting nails creates an opening for virus to enter your skin. Be careful before using someone else’s towel at public places like gym or anywhere else. And you will always have to wear rubber soled flip-flops or sandals in public locker rooms and showers.