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The 411 On Warts

February 24, 2021

Acne is the most prevalent skin disorder, and common warts come in second. Seventy-five percent of people get at least on common wart, which makes warts unexceptional skin conditions. A wart is a skin infection caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). There’s a strong likelihood that most common warts crop up after the HPV gets into the body through a tiny skin tear. Most of them have a firm, raised, rough surface and look like a solid blister or a tiny cauliflower. They can pop up anywhere, but most are found on the hands, elbows and areas with broken skin.

If you’re concerned about one or more warts on your skin, the office of Dermatology for the Family can help restore your skin to its natural condition. Our office and exam rooms are clean, comfortable and meticulously sanitized. Excellent customer service and patient satisfaction are paramount to our staff. Our highly skilled dermatologists take the time to answer patients’ questions and talk about the treatments that would best address their condition.

Here are some facts about the most ordinary types of warts (verruca vulgaris).

Plantar

They appear on a foot’s sole, heel and toes. Plantars are usually embedded in the skin because of the pressure from bodyweight. Many have a small center black dot in the middle of white tissue.

Plane

They are round, flat and smooth, and are light yellow, light brown or the same color as the person’s skin. They’re found on skin that’s had heavy exposure to the sun. It’s not uncommon for them to grow in groups of up to 100.

Filiform

They are long, thin and can show up quickly on an eyelid, a neck and armpit.

Mosaic

A cluster of plantar warts.

It is a good idea to see a doctor if the wart is painful, bleeds easily, changes appearance, spreads to other parts of your body or comes back after it’s been removed.

From the front office to the exam rooms, the office of Dermatology for the Family is made up of professionals who take your health very seriously. We’ve earned the confidence of all of our patients and look forward to earning yours. To learn more about the office of Dermatology for the Family and the many services we deliver, please don’t hesitate to call us today.