- Wart develops when human papilloma virus infects the outer layer of skin, which causes the skin cells to grow rapidly.
- You will most likely develop where you have broken skin such as cut or abrasion.
- Virus thrive in damp areas like showers and swimming pool areas.
- After catching virus infection, it can take months before you see wart, as the virus grows very slowly.
- You can reinfect yourself by touching the wart and touching another part of body.
- You can infect others by sharing razors, towels and other personal items.
Facts about Wart removal
- Not all warts need to be treated.
- Some warts might go away with time. Body immune system may destroy the virus causing them.
- Warts should be removed if they are painful, embarrassing or rapidly increasing in size, number or spreading to other body parts.
- Goal of treatment is to remove the wart with laser without causing scar.
- Course of treatment can last for weeks to months as there may be new warts which can be formed by virus in other body areas.
- The wart removal treatment just removes the wart and not the virus.
- Problematic areas are Scalp and beard area.
When to go for wart removal
- Warts growing rapidly.
- Signs of bacterial infection- pain, swelling, redness ,discharge of pus.
- Painful warts on foot.
- History of Diabetes.
- Genital or anal warts.
Wart Treatment options
1. Electrosurgery with curettage
3.Cryotherapy wart removal
4. Medicines- Topical retinoid cream. Usually given to avoid the recurrence of warts.