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5 Ways a Dermatologist Can Help You Get Rid of Warts
Got warts? Warts are small, hard skin growths caused by an infection with the human papilloma virus (HPV). Although most warts are harmless, doctors do treat them. Dr. Marco Petrazzuoli at Connecticut Coastline Dermatology in Milford, CT, offers treatments for warts. Here are 5 ways a dermatologist can help you get rid of warts.
1. Cryotherapy. Freezing therapy done at your Milford, CT, dermatologist's office involves applying liquid nitrogen to your warts. Freezing works by causing a blister to form under and around the wart. Then, the dead tissue sloughs off within several days. This method will also stimulate your immune system to fight viral warts. You may need to return to your dermatologist's office for repeat treatments.
2. Laser treatment. Dr. Petrazzuoli may recommend laser treatment if your warts haven't responded to other therapies. Laser treatment burns tiny blood vessels. The infected tissue eventually dies, and the warts falls off. Before laser treatment, your dermatologist may numb the warts with an anesthetic injection.
3. Salicylic Acid. Your dermatologist can treat your warts with topical salicylic acid. Salicylic acid causes the warts to gradually peel off. This is a good way of getting rid of warts, but it should not be used to treat warts on the face, neck, or genitals. This medication will generally remove warts within one or two weeks if applied regularly.
4. Cantharidin. Your dermatologist may use topical cantharidin to treat your warts. Cantharidin is a chemical that removes warts by causing a blister to form under the wart. With this treatment, your dermatologist “paints” the chemical onto your warts. If the warts aren't gone after one treatment, your dermatologist may suggest another treatment.
5. Surgery. Your dermatologist may recommend surgery if your warts have not responded to non-surgical treatments. Your dermatologist can burn your warts with electricity or cut them with a surgical knife. You’ll need to receive a shot of anesthesia first. Surgery for warts is usually quick and effective.
Get rid of your warts easily. Call Connecticut Coastline Dermatology in Milford, CT, at 203-301-5860 today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Marco Petrazzuoli. Get back on track by receiving the best wart treatment available.
Do you have skin warts? Are you worried they may be more than just a wart and need to be treated with more than a simple procedure or over-the-counter ointment? Your Milford, CT, dermatologist, Dr. Marco Petrazzuoli, can help
What are warts?
They are small skin growths, usually harmless, that appear on feet and hands mostly. Different types of Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) cause warts that take different shapes; some have a flat and smooth appearance, while others are dome or cauliflower-shaped. They also vary in color and affect people of all ages. The color and shape differ from one person to another, and, as mentioned before, are typically harmless. They're painless, noncancerous, and can go away with time, without any treatment.
What types of warts are there?
The location often identifies the specific type of wart, and, while warts may disappear without treatment, eliminating them may take time, depending on the type.
Filiform Warts: The long, narrow wart is flesh-colored and stalk-shaped and manifests on the face, lips, neck, or eyelids.
Common Warts: This wart is dome-shaped and also skin-colored, but varies in size, from as small as a pinhead to about 10 millimeters. You'll probably find them on your toes, back of fingers, and knees.
Flat Warts: The wart may be either skin-colored or white and appears on the face and forehead. They usually appear in multiples and are common in teens and children.
How can you treat warts?
Self-treatment should work within four to 12 weeks, but if it doesn't you'll need to contact your dermatologist. They'll assess your warts and recommend a treatment if over-the-counter treatments don't work.
Here are some treatments:
- Salicylic acid preparations
- Nonprescription freezing products
- Laser surgery
For more information about warts, call your Milford, CT, dermatology office. Call (203) 301-5860 to schedule an appointment today!
Got warts? Warts are typically small, hard skin growths caused by an infection with humanpallilloma virus. Dr. Marco Petrazzuoli and Dr. Amy Davis at Connecticut Coastline Dermatology in Milford, CT, offer state-of-the-art treatments for warts. Read on to find out what you can do about warts.
Many over-the-counter wart treatments contain salicylic acid. This acid will generally remove warts within five or six weeks if applied properly and regularly. These over-the-counter treatments will work best if you soak the warts in water for about 10 minutes before you apply the treatment.
Cryotherapy is a standard treatment for warts. Cryotherapy involves freezing a wart using liquid nitrogen. Freezing causes a blister to form under and around your warts. This lifts the warts away from the skin within about seven days. More than one freezing treatment may be required.
Your Milford dermatologist may use cantharidin on your warts. With this treatment, the dermatologist “paints” the chemical onto your warts. After treatment with cantharidin, your dermatologist will cover the areas with bandages. If the warts aren't gone after one treatment, your dermatologist may suggest another treatment.
Your dermatologist may suggest surgery if your warts have not responded to other treatments. Your doctor can cut away your warts with a surgical knife or burn them with electricity. You will receive a shot of anesthetic before the procedure.
Many podiatrists offer their patients a laser treatment for warts. The laser device uses heat energy to destroy the warts. The skin remains intact - which means no scarring, no bleeding and minimal chance of infection.
So, what are you waiting for? Say goodbye to your warts forever. Call Connecticut Coastline Dermatology at (203) 301-5860 right now to schedule an appointment with our dermatologist in Milford, CT. Get your life back on track by receiving the best wart treatment available.