What are Warts
If warts make an appearance in your life, there is no need to panic. Thought warts can be unsightly, painful or excessive, nowadays with Wart Treatment Options it is quite simple and painless to remove warts once they sprout. Yet, as important as it is to have warts treated right away, it is even more important to prevent their presence completely. At our Beaver Valley Foot Clinic locations near Pittsburgh, we help our patients remove and prevent warts from interfering with their daily lives.
What Are The Symptoms Of Warts?
If you have developed warts on your fingers or hands then you may notice some symptoms like these:
- Touch or scaly skin
- Fleshy and grainy bumps on your skin
- Painless growth on the skin
- Tiny black dots
- Blood clots
-Know when Warts Make an Appearance
Warts, in general, are benign skin growth tumors on the top layers of skin, which are infected by the Human Papilloma Virus. There are various forms of warts, including common, flat, plantar, filiform and other warts. If you do find the presence of warts, always take proper steps to treatment and prevention.
-Treatments Options for Getting Rid of Warts
Do not try to inappropriately self-treat warts if they appear. Always consult your doctor or pharmacist before treating. Using ineffective tools at home, such as emery boards and pumice stones, will only help to spread warts elsewhere. These home tools will not even effect the source of the growth.
Laser treatments, such as the Q-Switch and 1064 lasers, offer the best results, relatively quickly. As with all lasers, short pulses of highly focused light burn away targeted tissues on the surface of skin. The lasers also cut off blood supply to the wart, causing it to eventually die, after a few treatments.
Curettage surgery is also an available treatment, using a small, edged spoon-shaped instrument (a curette) to scoop away the wart. Topical medications, such as the popular Cantharidin, help to lift warts up off of the skin’s surface especially for warts in children. No matter which treatment method is best for you, our experts at Beaver Valley Foot Clinic will help.
When Is The Best Time To Look For A Doctor?
If you see any of these symptoms then consider it as the time to look for a doctor:
- Growth of scaly and fleshy skin doesn’t stop
- It’s getting painful
- It’s been a long time since you have developed this problem
- Home remedies aren’t working
- Growth of grainy skin interferes with your normal activities
- Warts appear again and again
-Precautionary Care Against the Return of Warts
There is not necessarily a prevention process to prevent warts from forming. Yet, there are always precautionary measures you can take. Keeping up with washing your hands, and with good hygiene, in general is the most important thing you can do. Also, refrain from biting nails, and getting scrapes or cuts that welcome virus infections. Finally, keeping your skin nourished and moisturized will minimize your chance of acquiring warts.
Home Remedies For Warts
If your warts aren’t serious or if they are newly developed then you can easily eliminate them with home remedies.
Some of the best home remedies include:
- Aloe Vera
Everyone knows Aloe Vera is great for skin as it contains many antifungal and antibacterial skins
This can help you get rid of any kind of bacteria and viruses living on your skin.
So if you want to use it, simply apply the Aloe Vera gel on your skin and let it do it’s magic!
- Apple Cider Vinegar
We are all aware that one of the most popular products for skincare is apple cider vinegar (ACV).
Since acetic acid kills some bacteria and viruses, it is thought that ACV can treat warts. In fact, ACV acts similarly to salicylic acid in that it burns and gradually erodes the affected skin, causing warts to come off.
Use of garlic is one possible warts treatment strategy.
Fresh garlic should be minced, with surplus juice squeezed out.
A clean bandage should be applied after mixing a pinch of baking soda to create a paste. Every day for a week, replace.
Garlic has powerful antiseptic, antibiotic, antiallergic, and anti-inflammatory characteristics that can heal warts and destroy the enzymes in dangerous microorganisms.
At the Beaver Valley Foot Clinic, we help our patients remove and prevent warts from interfering with their daily lives. Whether you visit our Hopewell Township, Cranberry Township, Moon Township, Chippewa Township or Abridge clinics for your podiatrists services, our expert staffing is here for you. Call (724) 375-1577 for treatment of warts located on the foot, or call (724) 987-3221 for warts located on other areas.