A wart is a growth that occurs on the epidermis; epidermis is the outer most layer of the skin. The growth is caused by a virus called the papillomavirus which can be easily transmitted through contact with a wart on someone’s body or even on one’s own skin this is called autoinoculation. Due to this fact wart becoming very disturbing since once a person has one wart there is risk of getting more and more warts. It therefore advisable to get rid of a wart as soon as possible.
Where does a wart grow?
Warts can grow on the skin basically on any part of the body. Warts however most commonly grows on hand especially around fingers and on top of a person’s feet . These type of warts are called common warts. And they are usually less painful as compared to other types of warts.
Other types of warts
Warts are classified based on the area of their growth. Apart from common warts other types of warts include:
Plantar warts- these are a type of warts that grow on the sole that is the planter surface of feet. This type is usually more painful as compared to common warts
Genital warts- these are the type of warts that occur in the genital areas and are usually transmitted through sexual contact and are therefore a type of (STD) that is a sexually transmitted disease.
Professional wart treatment
Warts have a characteristic of recurrence and returning even after it has been treated and it disappeared. It is therefore important consider professional wart treatment in preference to home remedy methods for best results. This type of wart treatment can be given by a specialist who chooses the best type of treatment to be administered.
Treatment methods for warts
There are various methods for wart treatment a specialist will help you choose the type of treatment that best fits they are as follows:
1. Surgical removal –this is a type of treatment where the wart is cut a removed from the skin surgically. This type of treatment is however rarely used because the wart is more likely to return after its removal.
2. Salicylic acid treatment – this is a cryotherapy method for treating warts.
3. Duct tape treatment-this is the easiest method and involves placing a duct tape on warts for six days then getting rid of the rough areas through scrubbing. The process is the repeated till the wart disappears.
4 .Chemical treatment- this method involves the application of chemicals such as silver nitrate and formaldehyde on warts to kill affected skin cells.