Removal and treatment of warts

Warts are generally harmless, but genital warts should be taken seriously. There are many treatment options for warts, although often warts reappear after treatment, and sometimes multiple types of treatment are necessary. Treatment options include the following:

  • Freezing: In this treatment, liquid nitrogen is used to freeze the wart. A blister forms around the wart, and the dead tissue falls off within about a week.
  • Medications: Some medications can be applied to try and remove warts  such as salicylic acid and cantharidin. Imiquimod  is a prescription cream used to treat genital warts.
  • Intralesional immunotherapy for common warts is effective and safe and may be considered in refractory cases.
  • Minor Surgery: When other treatments fail, minor surgery may be considered. The wart will be cut away, and then the base of the wart will be destroyed using an electric needle or by deep freezing (cryosurgery).

 


 

Other Medical Dermatology

Barnacles

Barnacles are a very common benign growth.   See your dermatologist if you are concerned, because skin cancer can sometimes look similar to a

Moles

It is usually quite easy to remove moles surgically.  Usually there is a trade involved- removing the mole in exchange for a small scar.  If the mole

Moles, Lumps and Bumps

Never self diagnose.  If you have a growth on your skin that concerns you, see your doctor. A variety of different types of skin growths can appear

Rosacea

Many people suffer from rosacea. It is not contagious, but there is some evidence to suggest that it is inherited. There is no known cause or cure

Rash

"Rash" is a general term for a wide variety of skin conditions. A rash refers to a change that affects the skin and may appear as a red patch, small

Warts

Warts (Verrucae) are common growths that are caused by the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). These can commonly involve the fingers, hands, feet, while

Skin Growths

REMEMBER you may have multiple types of bumps and bumps  and some that may not be listed here: Small, hard , white bumps (milia) Enlarged oil

Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a common inflammatory skin disease characterized by itchy or sore patches of various sizes. Often theses patches of skin have, silvery

Treatment of Actinic Keratosis - Precancer

Actinic Keratoses (AKs) are rough, scaly patches on the skin caused by excessive exposure to the sun. AKs can sometimes progress into dangerous skin

Treatment of sun damage

Long term sun exposure causes skin damage including wrinkles, age spots and change in skin texture. Over time, the sun's ultraviolet (UV) light can