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What are Warts?

Warts are very common growths on the skin caused by infection with the human papilloma virus (HPV). Warts can spread by skin-skin contact and are very common in school-age children. Types of warts include:

  • Common warts, which often appear on your finger
  • Plantar warts, which show up on the soles of your feet
  • Genital warts, which are a sexually transmitted disease
  • Flat warts, which can appear in places you shave frequently

What are my treatment options?

Some people don't bother to treat warts because treatment can be more uncomfortable than warts —they are hardly ever a serious problem. Warts that are very small and not troublesome can be left alone, and in some cases, they will regress on their own. However, warts may be painful, and they often look ugly and cause embarrassment. To get rid of them, we have to stimulate the body's immune system to attack the wart virus. Persistence with the treatment and patience is essential!

  • Topical treatment
  • Cryotherapy
  • Electrosurgery
  • Immunotherapy with Candida Albicans

What is the outlook for Warts?

No treatment is universally effective at eradicating viral warts. In children, even without treatment, 50% of warts disappear within six months, and 90% are gone in 2 years. They are more persistent in adults, but they usually clear up eventually.

To find out what the best treatment is for you, make an appointment with us today.

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