How to Remove A Wart

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Person wondering how to remove a wart on their foot

Most warts are usually raised with a rough surface; however, some can be flat and smooth. While warts can be spread through direct contact, not everyone exposed to a wart will develop one.

Warts at a Glance

  • Types of Warts:

  • Common Warts
  • Flat Warts
  • Plantar Warts
  • Subungual/Periungual Warts
  • Genital Warts
  • Wart Treatments:

  • Topical Medication
  • Surgical Removal
  • Cryotherapy

Types of Warts

Common warts are usually cauliflower topped bumps, most often found on the hands, but can grow anywhere. Another common wart is the flat wart with a flat, smooth surface usually found on the forehead and face.

Plantar warts are rough and spongy with dark pinpoints. The color ranges from gray, brown, yellow or skin colored. These warts are usually found on the ball, heel, or sole of the foot and can make walking or running painful.

Subungual and periungual warts are rough in texture and are commonly seen around the toenails and fingernails. These types of warts are usually found underneath the fingernails and toenails. If left untreated, these warts can grow and become increasingly painful – they may even cause the nail to detach from the nail bed. To avoid these circumstances, it’s best to learn how to remove a wart of this nature earlier than later.

Genital warts are also known as penile warts, vaginal warts, rectal warts, and anal warts. These are usually single or multiple bumps that appear in the genital area. They usually look like small growths, and are very contagious.

Getting Rid of A Wart

There are several different treatments for warts depending on such things as the type of wart, size, and location. These treatments include:

• Medication
• Surgical removal
• Cryotherapy

Depending on the types of warts being treated, multiple procedures may be necessary for full resolution.

If you are tired of suffering with wartscall us at the Skin & Vein Center at 800-400-VEIN. Schedule a consultation to find the best treatment for you! We will show you how to remove a wart and clear your skin up today!

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