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Dealing With Warts

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Warts are most commonly found on the hands and feet, but they can appear in other places as well. They can cause you pain and they can be embarrassing to live with. Warts can be stubborn and hard to get rid of, with none of the home remedies you have tried being able to get rid of them. Luckily, you can go to a dermatologist, who will be able to treat them by giving you an exam and determining which course of action will be the best way to get rid of them. Here is more on warts and how a dermatologist can help: 

How warts are caused

A wart is a small growth of the skin that is caused by a virus that is in the same family as the human papillomavirus. Warts have an outer layer of skin that is thick and feels hard. Since warts are caused by a virus, they are contagious. This means that you don't want to touch someone's warts with your bare skin. If you do, then you should immediately wash your hands, or the part of the body that touched the wart, with warm water and soap. 

Some treatments for warts

Liquid nitrogen - Sometimes, a process that is called cryotherapy is used to get rid of a wart. This process is done by using liquid nitrogen to freeze the wart. In some cases, only a single treatment is needed, while in other situations it may take a few more than that. However, the result will be full removal of the wart.

Electrosurgery - Another way warts can be treated is through a form of treatment called electrosurgery. This form of treatment involves using an electronically charged needle that burns the wart. The next step is to use a tool to scrape the wart away. 

Laser removal - In the case of hard-to-treat warts, sometimes the dermatologist will opt for laser therapy. This treatment involves using a laser to remove the wart by burning it with the laser beam. 

Prescription topicals - Another form of treatment that a dermatologist may choose is a prescription topical treatment that gets applied to the wart, and this form of treatment is known for being good for stubborn warts. 


If you have one or more warts, then you should pay a visit to the dermatologist so you will be able to have your issue treated.