Top 20 Skin Conditions – Number 2
Usually seen as rough lesions on the hands, feet or arms, warts can come as a single lesion or grouped. They can also be found grouped into areas containing many lesions, especially on the feet.
The cause of warts is the human pappiloma virus (HPV). One of the best ways to prevent warts is to always wear shoes or sandals when visiting public places or pools. It is important to wash your hands frequently with mild soap and warm water to reduce your risk of getting warts.
Warts can be stubborn, but effective treatment is available. One way is to freeze them with a cold liquid spray. A blister will form that contains the wart, which will fall off leaving new, healthy skin behind. Another way to treat a wart is to numb the area and gently remove the wart surgically. There are also numerous ways to treat warts without surgery using topical creams.
At Dermatology and Laser Center of Charleston, we offer a variety of treatments for warts, crafting individualized treatment plans for every patient.
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