Warts

Warts are harmless and very common skin growths caused by a skin virus called HPV. They can grow on any part of the body and their appearance depends on their location.

What are warts?

Warts are harmless and very common skin growths caused by a skin virus called HPV. They can grow on any part of the body and their appearance depends on their location. Both children and adults can develop warts. A wart on the bottom of the foot is called a plantar wart and can be painful with pressure. They are persistent and can last for years, because the body tends to ignore the virus.

What causes warts?

A virus causes this skin condition, which is commonly picked up anywhere in the environment. Since a wart is caused by a virus, it is slightly contagious. We don’t know why some people get warts easily while others never get them. There is no truly effective way to prevent them.

How are they treated?

Over-the-counter wart treatments and duct tape can be helpful for small occurrences of this skin condition. Some people have warts that are more stubborn. A wart that is large, painful may require in-office treatments. Treatment options include combinations of cryotherapy, intralesional candida antigen, topical immunotherapy, and paring/curettage of the thick warty layers.

No one treatment works well for everyone and multiple treatments are necessary. The best course for this skin condition is a combination of a daily home regimen with monthly in-office visits. We focus on painless methods for treating warts in children.

Request a consultation in Meridian, Idaho

If you have a wart that you want to remove, schedule an appointment at Boise Dermatology & Medspa. Dr. Brooks will examine your skin and determine which treatment option is right for you. Request a consultation online or give us a call at (208) 888-0660.


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