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Warts on Skin and Fingers

What is a wart?

Skin warts are growths on the skin caused by a virus called human papillomavirus (HPV). It's a common infection. and there are different types of HPV, some of which can cause warts.

What are the types of warts?

  • Common warts (rough warts usually found on the hands, knees, or other areas). When common warts are found around the nails, they are called "periungual" warts.

  • Plantar warts are found on the soles (soles) of the feet. They are known as "fish eye".

  • Flat warts are usually found on the backs of the hands, face, and legs.

  • Genital warts (warts in the genital area, also called "condylomata acuminata").

How do warts appear on the skin?

They are rounded or oval bumps. They can be lighter or darker than the skin around them. Some have small black dots, which are sometimes called seeds. They can appear alone or in groups that unite.

How are warts transmitted?

⦁You can get infected by touching another person's wart or objects that contain the virus. For example, sharing personal items or walking barefoot around swimming pools, changing rooms or gyms.

⦁HPV is more likely to infect broken or water-softened skin, but it can also infect healthy skin.

⦁It can take up to six months or more for a wart to appear after exposure to the virus.

How are warts treated?

Initially, the use of topical treatment, such as salicylic acid, is suggested. In resistant warts we have specific procedures, such as:

⦁Freezing the wart with a special fluid that gets very cold (called liquid nitrogen, what we call cryotherapy).

⦁Using a substance that destroys infected tissue.

⦁Use a therapy that stimulates the body itself so that it can eliminate the virus.

⦁Surgical treatment.

We have all these alternatives in the office. Would you like to schedule an assessment? Click the button below to schedule by WhatsApp (21) 99218-9718.

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