Warts: what they are and how they are treated

Warts are a small cutaneous outgrowth caused by the Papilloma Virus and can appear on many parts of the body such as the feet and hands, but also on the legs, arms and face.

Warts are fairly common disorder that affect children more than adults.

There are 5 different types of warts:

  • Common warts or verruca vulgaris: they are small, hard and rough yellowish growths that can appear on different parts of the body
  • Flat warts: they are very small and have a smoother surface than common warts and can appear on the face and also on the arms or hands.
  • Plantar warts: these warts only appear on the soles of the feet and can make walking uncomfortable
  • Filiform warts: they are more elongated than the other types of warts, they have a pinkish colour and tend to grow next to the mucous membranes on the face (eyes, mouth, nose)
  • Genital warts: genital warts are the most common venereal infection which appear as rough growths on the surface of the skin or on the mucous membranes in the genital area.

The Dermovitamina products for treating warts

There is a Dermovitamina product to resolve every type of skin problem.
Dermovitamina Warts
Dermovitamina Cryo Warts
Dermovitamina Warts Pen

Warts: how they are transmitted and how to treat them

It can be very easy to contract a wart: just go to public places and wet areas such as swimming pools and gym locker rooms. Coming into contact with objects that have been used by a person who has a wart is the simplest way of getting one. Towels and shower mats are among the most common carriers.

There are 5 methods that can be used to eliminate a wart:

  • cryotherapy that uses intense cold
  • electrocoagulation
  • laser-therapy
  • surgical removal
  • use of locally applied products

Cryotherapy is generally not recommended for children, as it may be difficult for a child to remain in the same position throughout the treatment.

The specific products found in pharmacies contain active ingredients that destroy keratin, the material of which the wart is made up of.

When possible, these products are often preferred for use in both adults and children, because they are less invasive and easier to use.

Consult a doctor if the wart increases in size and is particularly painful.