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Warts are small lumps that often mushroom out on the skin of the hands and feet. Warts are more common in children and teenagers, but can also affect adults. Warts are common and non-cancerous and can occur due to an infection.
Symptoms and appearance of warts:
Warts are fleshy bumps that can be round or oval-shaped. They have a hard, scaly surface with a black dot in the centre of each spot. This black dot is due to a small clotted blood vessel. Warts are localised and can exist as singular or as clusters.
Different types of warts occur in different areas of the body. People with weak immune systems are more susceptible to developing warts.
Warts are caused by some strains of the human papillomavirus (HPV). The virus causes an excess amount of keratin to build up in the top layer(epidermis) of the skin and it typically affects the skin and mucosa(the moist membranes) of the body. This excess keratin is responsible for the rough and hard texture of warts.
Warts can spread by skin-to-skin contact and therefore, can spread to other parts of the person’s own body. Hence, extra care must be taken while shaving and warts should not be scratched or picked to prevent them from spreading. The incubation period of warts to fully develop can be as long as 12 months. To prevent getting and spreading warts you can take some simple precautions which your dermatologist will explain to you. Since warts are communicable, maintaining a proper hygiene is a must.
Diagnosis and treatment:
Warts have a characteristic appearance and can be easily diagnosed by simple physical examination. A dermatoscope is used to help distinguish warts from other lesions. We at Skinzest Hair Clinic, have a range of treatment options to cure warts. Warts may clear up on their own but if the warts are painful or are causing discomfort or embarrassment due to an awkward location, they must be treated properly and in time.
There are several treatments that range from topical applications of salicylic acid to cryotherapy. Salicylic acid removes the dead skin and destroys the wart itself. Cryotherapy involves freezing away the wart to destroy its cells. Cryotherapy is an effective treatment for warts. It is also quite safe when used by an experienced dermatologist and can even be used to treat warts during pregnancy. Liquid nitrogen is applied to the wart to freeze away the wart. This kills the affected skin cells causing a blister to form. This blister is replaced by a scab which will fall off in about one week. Bigger warts may need more than one sessions of cryotherapy to clear them up. Some chemical treatments are available on prescription which include formaldehyde, silver nitrate and glutaraldehyde.
Warts can also be removed by electrocautery which is a technique of burning and removing the warts. Electrocautery is one of the most popular and safe methods of wart removal. The dermatologist in Gurgaon uses a special probe which releases electric current to burn and remove the wart. After the procedure you will be prescribed some ointments to prevent infection and promote faster healing.