Warts

Warts2019-05-10T18:24:13+00:00

Warts Overview

Warts are common benign tumors of the skin caused by the infection of human papillomavirus.

Most of the lesions show spontaneous regression, but some may increase in number and size, which may interfere with daily activities of the infected individuals.

Treatments

“BUG JUICE” / CANTHARIDIN

Cantharidin is a substance that comes from the green blister beetle. Cantharidin is a vesicant, which means it causes the skin to blister. It is applied to a wart, which is then covered by a bandage or tape. Over the next 12-24 hours, it may cause the skin to blister. This lifts the wart off of the skin, so the wart will come off when the blister dries.

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DIPHENYLCYCLOPROPENONE SOLUTION (DNCP)

DCNP is especially effective in treating periungal warts (warts that cluster around the fingernail or toenail). DNCP is a topical immunotherapy treatment that causes an immune response when applied to a wart.

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LIQUID NITROGEN

Liquid nitrogen is applied to a wart, thus inducing a response by the body to go in and destroy the virus Later, the lesion and surrounding frozen skin may blister or become crusted and fall off. Multiple treatments may be required for especially large or thickened warts.

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EXCEL V LASER

The Excel V Laser is used to destroy the blood supply going to the wart. This is usually used in combination with other wart therapies.

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EXCISION

The wart is numbed and surgically removed.

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