Warts

What are warts?

Warts are the result of a human papilloma virus entering the top layer of the skin in one spot, leading to a protruding lump. Different types of warts include:
• Common warts – on hands, feet, and around nail folds;
• Genital warts;
• CIN (cervical intraepithelial neoplasia) – in the cervix;
• Laryngeal papillomas;
• Flat warts – on face; and
• Heck’s disease (oral Shortcodes papillomas).

What are the signs and symptoms of warts?

Wart lesions are sharply demarcated skin lesions with a cauliflower-like surface on top. They tend to grow slowly, but due to the fact that they do not hurt, might grow to a considerable size before they are detected. In the nail-fold regions the warts may appear waxier, on the body skin surface they are drier.

Plantar warts occur on the sole of the foot, where the skin is thicker. The wart stays flat in appearance, but has a growth pattern that goes into cheap oakleys the depth.

How are warts diagnosed?

The diagnosis in clinical practice is almost exclusively done by inspection and based on clinical experience.

How are warts treated?

There are many effective treatments, but all of them have a certain failure rate. The most common therapy is to apply a salicylic acid daily onto the Fake Oakleys wart until it melts away slowly. If this fails, the physician may want to treat the warts with liquid nitrogen. This method wholesale nfl jersyes is used to freeze the wart, but not the surrounding skin for several seconds up to 15 or 30 seconds depending on the size and the type of wart. The patient should be told to return after 1 or 2 weeks for a recheck. At the follow-up visit the physician may want to use a scalpel and peel the dead wart tissue down oakley sunglasses for men to the live wart.

In case of resistant warts to the other treatment modalities it is useful to switch to a different wholesale nfl jerseys treatment modality. Podofilox (brand name: Condyline), an antimitotic agent, causes the wart to shrivel up and fall off. It can also be combined with liquid nitrogen. Venereal warts on the outside of the male and female genitalia can be treated with Podofilox as well.

Laser surgery using a CO2 laser is useful in plantar warts and genital warts. However, scarring can result from this as it can with electric cautery.

If a wart problem cannot be successfully treated by the family doctor, the patient should be referred to a dermatologist who has more experience in the difficult to treat wart cases.

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