If you have been searching for the best wart removal in Ellicott City MD, continue reading to learn more about warts and the different wart removal treatments available. Whether you suffer from a wart on your finger or have had plantar warts for years, we can help.
What Are Warts?
Warts, also referred to as verruca, are abnormal skin growths caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). The virus is spread through contact making them very easy to spread. The virus invades the skin through an opening on the skin, like a cut, and begins to multiple rapidly.
What Are The Different Types Of Warts?
Warts come in all types including flat warts (or common warts), plantar warts, and genital warts.
Flat warts are small, hard, flesh-colored skin growths with a “cauliflower” surface. They are common in children and teenagers, but can happen to anyone. They can grow anywhere on the body but are most commonly found on the hands.
Plantar warts are warts that grow on the sole of your feet. They can cause pain when walking.
Genital warts are warts that grow on your anus or genital area and grow and spread very quickly. They are a type of sexually transmitted disease and treatment for these types of warts is highly recommended.
How Can I Prevent Warts?
It is difficult to prevent warts. Some tips that Danielle LeClair, NP recommends is not picking at your warts and not touching other peoples’ warts. To lower your chances of developing genital warts it is recommended that you consider getting the HPV vaccine.
Can I Leave A Wart Untreated?
Although warts are benign and can resolve without treatment, that process can take years during which time they can spread to other people. If your warts are spreading, then you may want to consider having your warts removed.
What Are The Wart Removal Treatments Available?
Danielle LeClair, NP typically removes warts with a freezing technique called cryotherapy that causes the wart to scab and fall off the skin. A variety of topical prescription medications can be used at home on their own or in combination of freezing to treat warts. Warts can also be be surgically removed by cutting the wart out under local anesthetic in the office.
How Much Does It Cost To Have A Wart Removal Treatment Done?
Most wart removal treatments are covered by insurance. Wart treatment costs for cosmetic reasons can be discussed at your wart treatment consultation.
If you are seeking the best wart treatment in Ellicott City for your warts, please call our office today at 410-870-8225 to schedule an appointment with Danielle LeClair, NP.