There are different types of warts, but the most common is called “common warts”. They usually appear on the hands or feet. Other types of warts include:
- Genital warts are typically found on the genitals but can also occur around the anus. They are transmitted through sexual contact and can cause various health problems, including cancer.
- Plantar warts are commonly found on the bottom of the feet and are caused by pressure on the feet. They can be painful and cause difficulty walking.
- Filiform warts are usually found around the mouth and nose and are often mistaken for skin tags. These warts often respond well to home remedies.
There are many different ways to treat warts, depending on their size and location. Some common treatments include:
- Over-the-counter medicines: There are many different over-the-counter medicines available to treat warts. These medicines contain salicylic acid, which helps to remove the wart’s dead skin cells.
- Cryotherapy: This procedure uses liquid nitrogen to freeze and kill the wart.
- Surgery: In some cases, surgery may be necessary to remove a wart.
Dr. Weishar will discuss the best wart treatment option for you once she’s examined your wart/s. She is also able to advise on preventative strategies that reduce the spread of warts, especially genital warts.