Wave Goodbye to Unsightly and Uncomfortable Warts

Warts that develop on your hands and feet aren’t necessarily dangerous, but they can lead to considerable discomfort, as well as pose cosmetic concerns. And when it comes to genital warts, they’re an outward sign of a sexually transmitted infection that needs to be addressed. No matter what kind of wart you develop, the good news is that we have a number of solutions to tackle them all.

At Z-ROC Dermatology, our team of expert skin care specialists understands the many conditions that can affect your body’s largest organ — your skin. And one of the more common complaints is the warts that crop up on various parts of your body.

The following is a brief look at problematic warts and how we can resolve them.

The many forms of warts

All warts are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV), of which there are more than 150 different strains. If you’ve been infected by a strain that leads to warts, the first thing you should know is that these growths are contagious, not just among other people, but on your own body.

There are three types of warts that are the most prevalent:

Common warts

As the name implies, these warts are very common and typically form on your hands, though they can develop most anywhere on your body. If you’ve been infected by a strain of HPV that’s associated with common warts, you may notice a growth slowly develop on your hands. This growth may lead to more over time or remain a solo act that disappears on its own.

Plantar warts

This type of wart develops on the weight-bearing surfaces of your feet, usually on the balls of your feet or on your heels. Because of the pressure on your feet, these warts can grow inward, forming a callus over the top, which can lead to serious problems with discomfort.

Genital warts

These uncomfortable warts develop on the genitalia of both men and women. While the warts themselves typically only present a comfort and aesthetic issue, they do signal the presence of a sexually transmitted infection that should be remedied.

Saying goodbye to warts

If your warts, wherever they may be, are causing you problems and don’t seem to be resolving themselves on their own, we offer a number of different solutions that can tackle the problem, including:

As you can see by this list, there are plenty of methods that can successfully remove your warts. To figure out which treatment protocol is right for your unique situation, please contact our office in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to set up an appointment.


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