Removal of viral warts
Safe removal of warts and papillomas quickly and without pain in our "DermaCenter".
Warts are benign skin growths caused by the human papillomavirus.
Clinically, warts can be divided into:
- ordinary (vulgar) warts;
- genital warts (genital warts);
- flat warts;
Causes of the disease with viral warts.
Human papillomavirus infects the skin and mucous membranes. The most common manifestation of HPV infection is warts. There are over 150 subtypes of the virus, some of which tend to infect specific areas of the body. HPV type 1 predominantly affects the feet and soles and causes plantar warts, while types 6 and 11 infect the anogenital area and are responsible for the appearance of anogenital warts (genital warts). Infection with warts occurs through direct contact with infected skin, and the possibility of infection through contaminated objects is also suspected. Predisposing factors for the development of the disease are a violation of the barrier function of the skin (microtrauma, abrasions, burrs, maceration), skin diseases (for example, atopic dermatitis), as well as conditions associated with suppressed cellular immunity (for example, with AIDS, organ transplantation).
Symptoms of viral warts
The manifestations of this disease include:
- formation on the skin;
Treatment consists of removing existing lesions. Chemical destruction with salicylic acid preparations and cryodestruction with liquid nitrogen are the first-line treatments for simple and plantar warts with the strongest evidence of efficacy.
In some cases, other removal methods are used:
-surgical removal (including radio wave surgery);
- enhancement of the local immune response (imiquimod);
Unfortunately, warts are often resistant to treatment and require repeated interventions. Removing warts does not remove the virus that causes them, so after treatment, recurrence is possible.
How is viral warts treated at Dermacenter clinic. In our center, a dermatologist diagnoses warts based on a typical clinical picture. In most cases, a simple examination and questioning of the patient is sufficient for this, and there is no need for additional analyzes and examinations. Depending on the type of wart, the number of rashes, their location, and the patient's wishes, the dermatologist decides on the need for treatment and the best method of therapy for the case. The doctor may recommend an external agent for the chemical destruction of warts of a certain concentration for independent use or to remove the rash in the clinic.
Recommendations of a dermatologist for patients with viral warts. To prevent the spread of warts, a number of rules should be followed.
1. Wear only individual shoes and socks.
2. Use flip-flops or other removable shoes by the pool, in shared showers, changing rooms.
3. Products used to trim or clean wart (scissors, files, pumice stones) should not be used on healthy skin and should not be passed on to other people.
4. Monitor the condition of the skin of the hands and feet (avoid skin moisture, the presence of abrasions and burrs, use moisturizers for dryness, cracks).