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Removal of wart by burning the skin that contains a wart.

Removal of wart tissue using a scalpel or a small, sharp, spoon-shaped tool.

Removal of wart using an intense beam of light, or laser, to burn and destroy the wart tissue.

TherapyTherapy

A mixture of chemicals is sprayed as cold air on the warts. The dead skin is removed by scraping.

The wart is covered by a duct tape for several days and then removed.

Uses interferons and contact sensitizers to fight HPV.

Self-careSelf-care

  • Avoid touching or pricking the warts as they are contagious.
  • Do not share your clothes, utensils, objects.
  • Avoid physical or sexual contact when you have warts.

NutritionNutrition

Foods to eat:

  • Foods rich in vitamins and minerals: e.g. dark, leafy greens, sea vegetables, spinach, kale, pumpkin
  • Antioxidant rich Foods: e.g. broccoli, blueberries, tomatoes, and cherries
  • Foods rich in proteins: e.g. meat, fish, tofu beans, nuts

Foods to avoid:

  • Foods containing trans fats: e.g. cakes, cookies, crackers, donuts, margarine and fast Foods such as french fries

Specialist to consult Specializes in the study of the skin and its disorders.Specializes in the acute and chronic illnesses and provides preventive care and health.What are the causes?What are some prevention tips?How is this diagnosed?For informational purposes only. Consult a medical professional for advice.Reviewed by a panel of doctors. Source: Focus Medica. Was this helpful?

  • People also askCan a wart get infected?Can a wart get infected?Warts, including plantar warts, can get infected. Usually this is a bacterial infection and you must seek immediate medical attention. If you notice the following symptoms in your plantar warts, you have a bacterial infection.

    Medication

    Keratolytic agents: Used in the form of patches over the warts.

    Retinoids: To prevent skin cell growth.

    Terpenoids: Causes the skin under the wart to blister, lifting the wart off the skin.

    ProceduresProcedures

    Removal of wart by burning the skin that contains a wart.

    Removal of wart tissue using a scalpel or a small, sharp, spoon-shaped tool.

    Removal of wart using an intense beam of light, or laser, to burn and destroy the wart tissue.

    TherapyTherapy

    A mixture of chemicals is sprayed as cold air on the warts. The dead skin is removed by scraping.

    The wart is covered by a duct tape for several days and then removed.

    Uses interferons and contact sensitizers to fight HPV.

    Self-careSelf-care

    • Avoid touching or pricking the warts as they are contagious.
    • Do not share your clothes, utensils, objects.
    • Avoid physical or sexual contact when you have warts.

    NutritionNutrition

    Foods to eat:

    • Foods rich in vitamins and minerals: e.g. dark, leafy greens, sea vegetables, spinach, kale, pumpkin
    • Antioxidant rich Foods: e.g. broccoli, blueberries, tomatoes, and cherries
    • Foods rich in proteins: e.g. meat, fish, tofu beans, nuts

    Foods to avoid:

    • Foods containing trans fats: e.g. cakes, cookies, crackers, donuts, margarine and fast Foods such as french fries

    Specialist to consult Specializes in the study of the skin and its disorders.Specializes in the acute and chronic illnesses and provides preventive care and health.What are the causes?What are some prevention tips?How is this diagnosed?For informational purposes only. Consult a medical professional for advice.Reviewed by a panel of doctors. Source: Focus Medica. Was this helpful?Can a wart get infected? Warts, including plantar warts, can get infected. Usually this is a bacterial infection and you must seek immediate medical attention. If you notice the following symptoms in your plantar warts, you have a bacterial infection.

    Are warts contagious between people? Warts is considered to be contagious between people. Generally the infectious agent may be transmitted by saliva, air, cough, fecal-oral route, surfaces, blood, needles, blood transfusions, sexual contact, mother to fetus, etc. Warts, although infectious, is not a genetic disease.

    How do you remove warts? Baking soda is an effective natural way to remove warts fast. Take baking soda powder and mix with castor oil to make a paste. Apply this paste on warts and cover with a bandage for overnight. Remove the paste with water in the morning. Repeat this remedy daily until you get rid of warts.

    What is the treatment for viral warts? Topical drugs, such as mild salicylic acid may be prescribed to destroy warts. If so, follow package instructions. Tretinoin (retinoic acid) or benzoyl peroxide may be prescribed to help in treating warts.

    Symptoms

    Symptoms

    Warts vary in shape and size based on its types. They are sometimes associated with pain.

    They may appear as:

    • Small grainy skin growths
    • Bumps with rough or smooth surface
    • Flat areas
    • Growths with dark dots in the center

    CausesCauses

    • Warts are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV)
    • HPV spreads by direct contact with the virus. It could also spread through:
    • Touching a wart and touching another part of the body
    • Direct contact with an infected person
    • Sharing objects and clothes with an infected person

    PreventionPrevention

    Wash your face twice daily

    Avoid contact with greasy and oily substances

    Protect your skin from sun using moisturizers and sunscreens

    Avoid friction and pressure on the skin

    Do not touch, prick, or scratch the affected area

    Shower after strenuous activities

    Learn to manage stress

    Get adequate rest and sleep

    Avoid Foods that trigger/worsen acne

    ComplicationsComplications

    Scarring due to some of the treatment procedures

    Risk of recurrence

    What are the treatment options?What diet is recommended?How is this diagnosed?For informational purposes only. Consult a medical professional for advice.Reviewed by a panel of doctors. Source: Focus Medica. Was this helpful?How do you know if a wart is infected? If you notice the following symptoms in your plantar warts, you have a bacterial infection. Sudden increase in pain. Skin becomes swollen, inflamed, tender and is warm to touch. There is pus oozing out of the wart. Fever, either mild or high grade, along with all or some of the above mentioned symptoms.

    Does the skin around the wart become infected? The skin around an ingrown toenail can become infected . Plantar warts are small growths that form on the weight-bearing areas of your feet, such as your heels. They’re caused when the human papillomavirus enters your body through cracks or cuts in the skin of the bottom of your feet.

    Do warts need to be treated? Small warts may be treated with medications applied to the skin. In some cases, applying liquid nitrogen (cryotherapy) to warts will freeze the tissue and make warts disappear. Some larger warts require laser treatment, or surgical removal.

    Can you get warts by touching someone elses wart? Unfortunately, yes. You can get warts from touching a wart on someone else’s body, or by coming in contact with surfaces that touched someone’s warts, such as towels or bathmats.