Say Goodbye to Warts Forever: Revolutionary Warts Treatment Methods Revealed
Warts are a common dermatological condition that affects millions of people worldwide. These unsightly growths can appear on various parts of the body and often cause discomfort and embarrassment. While conventional treatments have been used for many years, recent advancements in medical technology have led to revolutionary treatment methods for warts. In this article, we will explore these cutting-edge treatments and reveal how they can help you say goodbye to warts forever.
Warts are benign skin growths caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). They can appear on the hands, feet, face, or other areas of the body. Warts are typically rough to the touch and may have a cauliflower-like appearance. They can vary in size and may cause itching or pain, especially when located in areas of friction or pressure.
Causes of Warts
Warts are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV), which is highly contagious. The virus can enter the body through small cuts or breaks in the skin. Factors such as a weakened immune system, close contact with an infected person, and walking barefoot in public places with moist environments can increase the risk of developing warts.
Skin warts come in a variety of shapes and sizes.
Raised, rough surface with dark spots; light to gray-brown in tone. Most commonly found on the hands, but it can appear anywhere. It can be difficult to treat those under or around the fingernails and toenails.
1) Salicylic acid
Salicylic acid is inexpensive, has few adverse effects, and is available in a variety of over-thecounter forms, including liquids, gels, andpatches. The concentrations vary between 17% and 40%. (stronger concentrations should be used only for warts on thicker skin). But mind you, these are doctor prescribed acids and must be taken only after a consultation from a doctor.
2) Freezing (also called cryotherapy)
The wart and a small surrounding area are swabbed or sprayed with liquid nitrogen by a specialist. The severe cold (which can reach 321 degrees Fahrenheit) burns the skin, causing discomfort, redness, and, in most cases, ablister. It normally takes three or four treatments, one every two to three weeks, to get rid of the wart.
3) Other methods
Prescription medications can be used to treat warts that don’t respond to regular treatments. But again, these ointments or medicines can also backfire if not taken under proper guidance. Therefore, always consult a doctor beforehand.
4) Zapping and cutting (Electrodesiccation (or cautery) and curettage):
As the name suggests, the doctor uses local anaesthetic to dry the wart with an electric needle and scrape it away with a curette-like device. This method can also cause scarring. It’s typically used to treat warts that haven’t responded to conventional treatments.
When should you see your doctor?
At first glance, some skin tumours mimic warts. Consult a skin specialist if you see an increase in the number of warts. Warts can also bleed and if you see any of your warts bleeding then it should be addressed immediately.
Also, if you’re in your 50s and have new warts then also it is advisable to visit a doctor and get them checked.