Treatment For Warts
Cause of Skin Warts
Warts are benign (not cancerous) skin growth. The common skin-colored bumps caused by a virus that lives in the upper layers of your skin. Warts are harmless and may grow on any part of the body. Their appearance depends on their location. Those on the palms of the hands or bottom of the feet (plantar warts) grow in due to pressure. On other areas, warts tend to protrude.
Are Warts Contagious?
Wart Viruses are contagious. Warts can spread by contact with the wart or something that touched the wart. Anyone can get warts. Some people are more prone to getting a wart virus (HPV) than others. These people are: children and teens, people who bite their nails or pick at hangnails and people with a weakened immune system (the body’s defense system). In children, warts often go away without treatment. A dermatologist should treat warts that hurt, bother the child, or quickly multiply. Treatment depends on the size, location and duration of the wart. There is no single perfect treatment, but surgical removal, freezing with liquid nitrogen, even certain chemical applications are the most common modalities. Wart Removal at the Miami Center For Dermatology is the best place for treatment.