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Warts are small, benign growths on the skin that are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). They can appear anywhere on the body and come in different types, including common warts, plantar warts, flat warts, and genital warts. Warts are highly contagious and can spread through direct contact with the virus.
Treatment options for warts include topical medications, cryotherapy, surgical removal, and laser therapy. However, warts can sometimes recur even after treatment.
Warts are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV), which is spread through direct contact with an infected person or object.
Yes, warts are highly contagious and can be spread through direct contact with the virus.
To prevent warts from spreading, avoid touching them and wash your hands frequently. You should also avoid sharing personal items, such as towels and razors.
Some home remedies, such as duct tape or apple cider vinegar, may be effective in treating warts, but their effectiveness is not scientifically proven.
Some warts may go away on their own, but it can take months or even years for this to happen.
Yes, warts can sometimes recur even after treatment.
Genital warts, in particular, can increase risk to certain types of cancer like cervical cancer caused by HPV.
Immunotherapy is a way of stimulating body’s immune response to destroy the wart. It includes giving injections like MMR vaccine, vitamin D injection into the wart to trigger immune response. Multiple weekly sessions are required for complete removal of warts.
Warts are typically painless, but those on the feet, such as plantar warts, can be painful due to pressure on the sole of the foot.
Over-the-counter treatments, such as salicylic acid and cryotherapy kits, can be effective for some types of warts, but may not work for all cases.
At ARSHI SKIN AND HAIR CLINIC, warts are removed by electro-cautery, laser and immunotherapy. Topical and oral medications are advised as per the need of the patient to avoid recurrence.