It is skin growths which are caused by the human papillomavirus(HPV)-they are non- cancerous. The virus causes keratin, a hard protein in the epidermis ( the top layer of the skin ) to grow too fast. Warts tend to be small, skin colored and have a rough surface. They are most commonly seen on the hands, elbows and knees.
The Common Wart- It is caused by a virus called the human papillomavirus(HPV).This virus causes a rapid growth of cells on the outer layer of your skin.It usually grow on your hands or fingers. Treatment prevents its spreading to other parts of your body or to other people.
Flat Warts -These are flat-topped, smooth in shape. They are brown or skin coloured. They are most commonly seen on the face of women. They are spread easily by shaving.
Plantar Warts - These are seen on the under-surface of the feet. They are thickened. They can be confused with corns or calluses. They will frequently have thrombosed blood vessels causing black dots. They can sometimes be uncomfortable if they are in weight-bearing areas. Occasionally they can be quite widespread involving large surfaces. They tend to grow into the skin rather than coming outwards.
Based on the location of your wart.Doctor generally start with the least painful ,least,destructive methods.
Freezing(Cryotherapy,or Liquid Nitrogen Therapy)-Freezing works by causing a blister to form under and around your wart. Cryosurgery which involves freezing of the wart (liquid nitrogen), after which the wart and the surrounding skin falls off by itself .
Radio frequencyThis involves cutting away the wart tissue or destroying it byradio frequency device or electrodessication.
Immunotherapy- Topical immunomodulators gels like imiquimod can be used for recalcitrant and multiple lesions with the other convectional therapy.
Laser Surgery- It’s usually reserved for tough-to treat cases. More than one treatment or more than one approach to treatment may be necessary to manage the problem.
More than one treatment or more than one approach to treatment may be necessary to manage the problem.