Warts are skin growth caused by HPV (human papillomavirus) and there are more than 60 kinds of HPV, which are the reason of warts on the skin.
In most cases, warts do not hurt but sometimes they may be itchy and cause little pain especially foot warts. However, warts can be contagious and spread to other part of the body or to someone else and that is why they should be treated promptly.
- Common wart & Plantar warts : with its light brown color or flesh like color, this type of warts have small clotted blood vessels which appear like small black dots.
- Flat warts : smaller and flatter than other types of warts and usually occur on face and hands. It is more common among teens and children than in adults.
- Genital warts : they appear in the public area, gentiles, and upper thighs.
A dermatologist is a physician who is trained to evaluate and manage pediatric and adult patients with benign and malignant disorders of the skin, hair, nails and adjacent mucous membranes. A dermatologist has had additional training and experience in the cosmetic disorders, dermatopathology, and can diagnose and treat skin cancers, diseases and conditions of the skin.
Most people find a dermatologist through referrals from family and friends or through marketing channels like, social media, television, radio and print. Finding the right dermatologist may be hard because there are many. When searching for a dermatologist look for their educational background, experience, and the licenses they hold. Every dermatologist must be certified by the American Academy of Dermatology. Some dermatologists attended an accredited medical school and had up to 11 years of specialized training.
Another great way for finding the right dermatologist is asking your doctor. Your doctor is a member of professional organizations and may know someone he/she can refer you to. Once you’ve found one, visit their office and talk to someone in the front desk about your concerns. The administrative assistant will direct you to the right dermatologist and will brief you on their background. Also ask if they have a patient referral program where existing patients can speak with a potential patient about their experience. Check their website for the services they offer and look for a photo gallery that shows before and after of actual patients.
First consider why you’re going to see a dermatologist. Do you have acne, moles, or a rare skin disease? Some dermatologists specialize in certain areas in dermatology and you may want to see one that specializes for your concern. Utilize the internet. Search for the dermatologists name and see how they rate among their patients. There are many sites dedicated to rating medical doctors with a rating system and additional comments made by patients.
If you have health insurance, check what your plan covers and if the dermatologist accepts your health insurance. For those that do not have health insurance, find a community health center to fit your budget. Most doctors in a community health center will help treat less serious skin conditions. Every dermatologist will charge differently based on their services, treatments, location, amount of experience, and the follow up care. All these points mentioned should be taken seriously before setting up an appointment with a dermatologist.
After finding a dermatologist that suits your needs, consider the following specific points:
• Is the dermatology specialist dealt with the type of problem you are seeking assistance with previously?
• Are there any alternative courses of treatments the doctor recommends?
• In case the initial course of treatment is ineffective, are there any other alternatives available to you?
• Are there any chances for a particular course of action to worsen your condition?
How to Treat Warts
Warts are better treated to avoid spread out especially in case of the gentile warts.
- Salicylic acid: it is a home-use treatment that works by gradually removing wart layers (dissolving the wart tissue).
- Cryotherapy or freezing: It is done at the doctor clinic by applying nitrogen in liquid form to your wart. Multiple sessions are needed to get rid of the warts.
- Minor surgery: Removing the warts tissue and this may leave a scare.
- Laser treatment for warts removal which we are using in MAG clinic.
MAG clinic using the most effective techniques to remove warts in Dubai from all over the body and can guide you how to live with warts and how to prevent them from spreading, all that you have to do is to call our clinic, dermatology department and schedule your appointment.
Many people with warts and other skin growths have a lot of questions as to the best methods for removal. Most people with warts also have questions such as, what causes warts, are they contagious and can they be prevented? Within the body of this article I will answer those questions, along with providing you with safe effective methods to remove your warts.
Warts are caused by a virus known as the human papilloma virus,(HPV). There are numerous forms of this virus, (HPV) and the different forms are typically responsible for the different types of warts that appear as growths on the skin. This different types of warts include, plantar, flat, genital and common warts.
Warts are indeed contagious, and occur when the virus come in contact with the skin. This virus is most likely to enter your skin in a place where the skin is broken, such as through scratches or cuts. It is still unknown why some people are more likely to get warts than others. It is known however that children are much more likely to get warts than adults. This is due to the fact that their immune systems have not yet built up their defenses.
If you have warts, or someone in your household has these growths, you should try to never share the same towel or bathmat that the person with warts uses. Warts can also spread from one part of your body to another. That is a major reason why you should never pick at your warts, then touch another part of your body. If you have a wart on your face, be very careful not to Nick the wart with your razor when shaving, because the razor might spread the wart to other parts of your body.
While the occurrence of warts cannot be prevented, there are many measures a person can take to minimize the risks of getting warts. Since warts are caused by a virus, one simple method of prevention is to wash your hands regularly. It’s also important that you keep your skin free of cuts, and healthy. You should never share towels or bathmat’s in public locations such as gym, and when showering in public locker rooms always wear rubber-soled flip-flops or sandals.
Before deciding to remove these growths you should know that some warts will go away on their own without treatment. However, that might take months or even years for the wart disappear completely. Most experts agree that if you develop warts they should be treated as it is possible either at home or by a dermatologist. Since warts are contagious if you develop one, it could become a “mother” wart, which could easily result in spreading into numerous warts.
Since warts are rarely cancerous, home wart removal is typically the method people choose to get rid of their warts. There are many safe, effective methods of wart removal that can be done in the privacy of your home.
The most common, and highly effective method of home removal involves the use of nonprescription over-the-counter medications that contain the substance, salicylic acid. Salicylic acid is the active ingredient in the treatment product known as, compound W. Another over-the-counter substance commonly used to remove warts involves freezing the wart off. This process is known as cryogenics. However, freezing the growth off typically involves a small amount of pain, making it unsuitable for removal from children or those with a low tolerance to pain.
One natural, but effective method of removal can be accomplished with an item you probably already have in your house, duct tape. Waterproof adhesive tape, or duct tape works equally well with this method. Start by taking one or two small pieces of tape and placing it over the wart. Leave the tape in place for 6 to 7 days, that remove the tape and allow the wart to stay open to the air for 12 hours. Repeat the process as many times as necessary to completely remove the growth.