Caused because of the human papillomavirus (HPV), warts is a problem that has impacted millions. It is a kind of eruption or growth on the skin. In most cases warts are actually quite painless and don't really need treatment. In other cases, they might be painful and tend to change color or they may start bleeding to which puts you at a risk of infection.
HOW IS WARTS DIAGNOSED?
Diagnosis of warts is done by a dermatologist who would do examine the wart and also do skin test if needed.
HOW IS WARTS TREATED?
The treatment for warts include Patches Containing Salicylic Acid that are available over the counter. Then there are also duct tapes used for taking these off. Some warts fall off on their own. Then there are frozen treatments using nitrogen where the wart comes off after being frozen. Surgery is rarely needed.
DID YOU KNOW?
Warts are caused through direct contact with HPV, which is contagious. HPV may spread by person-to-person contact or through direct contact with an object used by a person with the virus. The virus that causes warts also can spread to other places on the body of the person with warts.