Top
10
Doctor insights on: Tips To Warts

Share
1

1
What are warts?

What are warts?

Warts: Warts are small, usually painless growths on the skin caused by a virus called human papillomavirus (hpv). Most, but not all, are generally harmless. Warts can be disfiguring and embarrassing. Sometimes they itch or hurt (particularly on the feet). Some warts spread through sex. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
Dr. Arnold Beresh
664 doctors shared insights

Warts (Definition)

Warts are outgrowths of the skin, usually caused by a virus. They are self-limited, meaning that they can go away on its own ...Read more


3

3
Why do warts itch?

Why do warts itch?

Itch?: It depends on where they are, but on the foot - they usually don't itch. ...Read more

4

4
What causes warts?

What causes warts?

Skin virus: Warts are caused by a slow-growing skin virus. They are contagious (although not as much as a cold), so if someone with a wart on their foot walks barefoot on the ground and you walk in the same place, you can get them. If you think you have one, have your Dr. take a look. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
5

5
How to remove warts?

How to remove warts?

Salicylic acid: If the wart is small and not on face, i generally recommend doing the following every other day for 2 wks: soaking wart with warm water, gently thin out the wart with an emory board, apply liquid 17% salicylic acid, cover with 40% salicylic acid tape, then apply duct tape (or surgical tape) over it to occlude. The wart will soften and peel off. Some require liquid nitrogen or laser treatments. ...Read more

See 2 more doctor answers
6

6
How do I treat warts?

WART TREATMENTS: Depends on how long you have had them. Also depends on where the warts are. Also how many warts? For fingers, toes? Genitals? For fingers and toes, for instance, many over-the-counter wart medications like compound w, wart-off, wartaway sometimes work. Dermatologists often freeze off warts. Warts on the soles are very difficult to get rid of. See a dermatologists if they are stubborn. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
7

7
How can I treat warts?

Patience: Most warts will eventually go away on their own. There are over the counter topical medications that can be used. A physician can remove them by a variety of means - surgical excision, cryotherapy, cautery, topical prescription medications. If they are causing problems, more aggressive treatment is warranted. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Tony Ho Dr. Ho
1 doctor agreed:
8

8
Why do warts come out?

Dr. Tony Ho Dr. Ho
1 doctor agreed:

HPV: Hpv, the virus that causes the warts, can activate and start a chronic inflammation in the skin cells; this inflammation causes basically fibrous tissue to proliferate, becoming a wart. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
9

9
How can warts be given?

How can warts be given?

Warts: Warts are caused by one of the many types of human papilloma virus. This virus is "given" through skin-to-skin contact. The end result can be the development of a typical wart. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
10

10
How can I remove warts?

Many ways: The local pharmacy has many preperations on the shelf for self treatment. ...Read more