treatment for warts in Mumbai

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What are warts?

A wart is a fleshy growth on the surface of the skin caused by the human papilloma virus. They can be present at any site on the body. Common sites include:

  • head and neck
  • beard area
  • genital areas (more commonly as STDs)
  • palms and soles

Causes

The cause of warts is an infection by the human papilloma virus. The virus can spread through various modalities which include:

  • person to person contact
  • sharing of towels, razors and personal belongings
  • sexual contact

Signs and symptoms

Warts are growths seen  on the surface of the skin. They can be skin colored to slightly pigmented. They are sometimes associated with mild itching (pruritus).

They spread very often through autoinoculation which means that a person spreads the infection of their own skin to different areas. Hence a single lesion in the beginning very often ends up as multiple lesions. This is seen most commonly in the bearded areas. Treating in early stages is therefore better.

Is there a treatment available for warts?

Yes, treatment is available. Wart are removed by ablative therapies. Ablation is another word used for destruction of the infected tissue.

Ablation can be achieved through the following methods:

  • chemicals like trichloroacetic acid, salicylic acid
  • cauterization or burning
  • laser ablation which is burning with the help of laser light
  • cryoablation which involves the use of liquid nitrogen
  • surgical excission

How to avoid warts

Warts can be avoided by taking the following measures:

  • Do not share personal items such as towels and combs with others
  • Avoid getting shaves at a salon or beauty parlor. It’s not just about changing the blades, there are other items used that might carry the virus.

Your Dermatologists at SkinGenious Mumbai

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