What is Common Warts?

Common Warts are small, granular skin growths that most commonly appear on your fingers or hands.. Common warts are rough to the touch and often have a pattern of tiny black spots, which represent occluded blood vessels.A virus (Strains of Human Papilloma Virus, HPV) causes common warts, which are spread via touch. After your skin has been exposed to the virus, it might take two to six months for a wart to appear. HPV infection accelerates cell proliferation, thickening and hardening the skin’s outer layer. Warts can occur on any part of the body, but the hands and feet are the most prevalent.Common warts are normally painless and will go away on their own after a while. However, many people prefer to have them removed because they are inconvenient or embarrassing.


Clinical Wart Removal Methods

There are several treatments that have proven highly effective in removing warts. Clinical treatments include:

  • Laser Treatment 
  • Removal via Shave Biopsy 
  • Freezing/Cryotherapy (Liquid Nitrogen):
    • Freezing/Cryotherapy is one of the most successful wart eradication treatments. A blister develops underneath the wart when a small quantity of nitrogen is applied to the afflicted region. As the blister heals, the dead tissue sheds off, and the wart falls with it in 1-2 weeks.

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