Warts Removal - Symptoms and Warts Treatment
Warts, or verrucae (singular: verruca), are benign growths on the skin or mucous membranes that cause cosmetic problems as well as pain and discomfort. They are seen on people of all ages but most commonly appear in children and teenagers. The incubation period of a wart is 2 to 9 months following infection with the human papilloma virus (HPV), during which time an excessive proliferation of skin growth slowly develops.
They appear most often on the fingers, hands and arms. They are common in athletes who share locker facilities and have close personal contact with each other. Fortunately, more than 50 percent of them disappear on their own within two years.
Invasion of the outer skin layer (epidermis) by the papilloma virus. The virus stimulates some cells to grow more rapidly than normal. Warts are very common. By adulthood, 90% of all people have antibodies to the virus, indicating a history of at least one wart infection.
Warts can take a wide variety of appearances: tiny flesh colored lumps, sometimes with a dark core, thin and frond-like often on the neck and face, flat and soft, or hard and pebble- like on the soles of the feet. In warm moist areas such as the genitalia, they may grow exuberantly, causing large accumulations achieving impressive sizes.
Signs and symptoms
A small, raised bump on the skin with the following characteristics:
Warts can generally be diagnosed simply by their location and appearance. Your doctor may want to cut into a wart (called a biopsy) to confirm that it is not a corn, callus, or other similar-appearing growth.
Medication - Your doctor may prescribe chemicals, such as mild salicylic acid, Retin-A Gel or Cream, 1% fluorouracil, or Duofilm (a one-time overnight treatment using a mixture of collodion and lactic acid) to destroy warts.
Home treatment to get rid of common warts
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