Warts can appear anytime and anywhere. They can appear on the face, around the nails and also on the soles of the feet. When you see that the skin in some part of your body has become rough and it bumpy to the touch, you know that your skin has developed warts. Very soon, a dome like growth appears on the skin and it quickly develops a black head. Unlike what people think, warts don’t have roots. They grow on the upper layer of the skin and have the black head because of broken veins and blood clots.
When your skin develops warts, the prescribed thing to do is visit the dermatologist. Some people simply wait for the warts to disappear on their own. But warts can be dangerous too. Plantar warts on the soles of the feet are very painful and make walking difficult. These days, warts are not taken lightly. Dermatologists almost always take a sample of the skin around the warts or part of the wart and send them for diagnosis. This is to ensure that there is no cancer involved. If there is no cancer involved, the dermatologist may prescribe medication. If there is cancer involved then removing the wart through surgery is recommended.
There are enough medicines available over the counter and are used to cure warts medicinally. These medicines are very affordable and you don’t even need a prescription to buy them. Most of these medicines are Salicyclic Acid based and this acid gradually peels off layers of the skin and finally removes the warts. There are other over the counter medicines that are based on items like Aloe Vera, Vitamin E Oil, Milkweed Oil and so on. Cryotherapy is another medicinal process where extremely cold liquids like liquid Carbon dioxide and liquid Nitrogen are used to freeze the warts and remove them.
The surgery process is also rather simple. The modern surgery process involves the use of laser technology. The warts are exposed to laser beams and removed. This technology is ideal for people who have low tolerance for pain. Otherwise, cauterization can be used to burn the ward and remove it completely. If the warts are too big then your doctor may also opt for traditional surgery.
Medicines are good for wart removal but the only problem is that they cannot rid you of the virus that causes warts. In many cases, it is the HPV that causes the warts. Medicines can remove warts but they are prone to appear again in the future. Even in the case of surgery, it is not possible to remove warts completely. If the warts are cancerous in nature then radiation therapy is used to completely kill the adjoining cells.
Whether you need medicines or surgery to remove your warts completely depends on the judgment of your doctor. Whatever is the prescribed method, you don’t need to worry about the warts. You can have them removed with minimum fuss and carry on as if nothing happened.