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Facts About Wart

Warts are small tumor with a rough appearance and seen mainly on hands and feet. It appears as cauliflower or solid blisters. It is a viral infection, mainly by the human papillomavirus (HPV). It is contagious and any person coming in contact with it can develop warts. One can also develop warts by using towels or any object having the virus. Warts generally go away after in few months time but can be found to last for some years. A wart is a small lump but many warts fuse together and form what is known as mosaic wart. Generally, warts are not painful but they can give itching sensation.

 Cause of Warts

The cause of warts is due to virus infection affecting the skin cells. The virus, called the human papilloma virus (HPV), comes in over 100 different types. They're caused by a viral infection in the skin cells. The virus is called the human papilloma virus (HPV) - there are more than 100 types of HPV. The virus is widely found in the environment and is very infectious, making the appearance of warts quite easy.

Warts are commonly seen to appear in every person and children are more prone to it. But children with problems with immune system are at higher risk of developing warts.

 Different Types of Warts

 There is an array of different warts identified by researchers. These warts differ in shape as well as the affected site and also the type of human papillomavirus virus. These comprise the common wart or Verruca vulgaris, the flat wart, filiform or digitate wart, plantar wart, mosaic wart and genital wart.

The common wart is seen mostly on hands and knees. It has an appearance like a raised wart that has roughened surface. The flat wart is commonly seen on the neck, wrists, knees, face and hands. The wart is smaller in size with smooth and flattened top. The filiform wart could be found near the eyelids as well as lips and are thread- or finger-like in appearance. The plantar wart is mostly seen on pressure points on the feet’s sole. They are hard with painful lump and often found having numerous black specks in its center. The mosaic wart appears as tightly bunch form and is found on the hands and soles of the person. The genital wart, also called venereal wart, is found on the genitals.

 Treatment of Warts

 Most of the warts do not need treatment and disappear within few months or years of its appearance. Around 20 percent of the warts are found to disappear in three months time. The duration is dependent on the changes in resistance of the body to the HPV virus. One need treatment for warts if they become painful or is posing as cosmetic problem. One can get home remedy to treat warts. One of the popular treatments is to apply salicylic acid paint on the wart and rubbing it over with pumice stone. One can go to a chiropodist or doctor for urgent treatment. One can also use silver nitrate available as caustic pencil in the drug stores. One needs to apply it over the wart for three to six times daily for its removal.

The treatment of warts by medical practitioners includes removing the dead skill cells using salicylic acid, formaldehyde, blistering agents or immune system modifiers. The process is known as Keratolysis. Another method adopted to remove warts is Cryosurgery in which the wart is frozen using liquid nitrogen and creates blisters within the wart and the epidermal layer. This makes the wart and its neighboring dead skin to fall off of its own. Some other modern treatments include Surgical curettage of warts and Laser treatment, using a topical cream called Imiquimod that makes the immune system of the body to fight the virus of wart with the production of interferon. Sometimes, Candida injections are given at the wart site that results in the stimulation of the body’s immune system. But a clinical trial showed that topical treatment with salicylic acid gave the best result.

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Ive develop this thing called warts but i want to find out if i can buy the medication from the pharmacy,how much does it cost maybe SA
#1 - Themba - 06/22/2010 - 14:39
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