Warts can be stubborn. Wondering what you should do about them?
Warts are caused by the human papilloma virus. There are a variety of in-office procedures that can be performed to remove these lesions including cryotherapy, laser treatments, curettage, shave removal, and other procedures.
The appearance of warts is highly common and may occur anywhere on the body, most frequently on the bottom of the feet, palms, fingers, or genitals. In fact, warts are the second most common dermatologic complaint in the US after acne.
Warts: To treat or not to treat?
Depending on your individual circumstances, your dermatologist may suggest that the optimal treatment for your warts is no treatment whatsoever. Most patients develop an immune response against warts over longer periods of time. Meanwhile, it is important to bear in mind that warts are slightly contagious, and you can spread them to other sites on your body by touch (e.g. when shaving).
SkyMD: Wart specialists at your fingertips
Getting warts evaluated by a dermatologist is now easier than ever! Based on patient-submitted photos and your responses to a series of questions about the wart(s), your dermatologist can address your condition and provide a personalized treatment plan. Treating your wart(s) may be desired if the condition doesn't disappear, causes discomfort, or causes cosmetic concerns.
Receive personalized online treatment for your warts with SkyMD
Connect with your doctor securely from your smartphone, tablet or computer.
Fill out a short questionnaire and snap photos of your condition.
Get a personalized treatment plan. Prescriptions are digitally routed to your preferred pharmacy.
Learn More About Warts
Warts Fast Facts:
One in five warts will disappear within six months of developing, and about two-thirds will be gone within two years.
Getting rid of warts requires patience and persistence. It is uncommon for a single treatment to completely get rid of a wart.
Biting and chewing fingernails and cuticles can predispose skin to infection with HPV, causing warts.
Our dermatologists can treat a wide variety of skin, hair and nail conditions through SkyMD.