Warts are small growths caused by viruses which result in a keratin substance, which is a hard protein on the top layer of the skin, to grow rapidly. They resemble a solid blister or a small cauliflower.
There are various types of warts and many of them disappear on their own and do not need to be medically treated. However, when they persist or reoccur, it is best they be treated before they develop and shed viruses to surrounding areas of the skin.
Close skin to skin contact and contact with towels, socks and shoes can spread the wart virus. Damaged or wet skin and contact with rough surfaces can increase the chances of catching infection. Biting fingernails can cause warts to spread on fingertips and around nails, as can sucking fingers. Different immune systems can determine the chance of developing warts. Medical opinion and treatment may be necessary if the wart continues to spread, if it bleeds, causes pain, changes in appearance or even causes self-confidence issues.
Lotus Dermatology has a number of effective, painless treatments to destroy the troublesome growths and most importantly, without causing any unnecessary scarring.
Contact Lotus Dermatology on 02 4929 3400 for your appointment.