What causes Warts?
Warts are skin growth caused by a virus. Warts are common and can be a nuisance. They can grow on any part of the body like face, neck, on the fingers, along the forearm or on the pressure areas like palms or the sole.
How do they look?
Warts have a rough surface on which tiny dots may be seen. They may appear as projecting growth on face and neck. On the sole they grow inward, pressure of standing and walking may cause pain.
Are warts contagious?
Yes, warts are contagious and may spread from one part of the body to another or to other people.
What is the perfect solution for Warts?
There is no perfect treatment for warts. Treatment consists of destroying the outer layer of skin where the wart grows on. This can be done by electrosurgery, laser, cryotherapy or with topical chemical solutions. The treatment depends on the location and size of the warts and clinical judgement of the dermatologist. No matter what treatment is used, warts occasionally fail to disappear. There is no need to worry if a wart recurs; just consult your dermatologist for further therapy.
Dr.S.Nagakeerthana is a consultant dermatologist and dermatosurgeon.