Common, Plantar, Flat and Genital Warts
Warts are caused by human papillomavirus (HPV). They are considered a self-limited condition as they might resolve spontaneously without any treatment. Warts can also spread to other body parts.
Common warts (verruca vulgaris) are the most often occurring warts, located most often on hands and fingers. Thy can also form beneath the fingernails and literally can show up anywhere on the body. Picking or scratching at existing warts results in spreading.
Common warts can affect anyone, however kids and teens 9-16 years old appear to be most prone to this infection
Plantar warts (verruca plantaris) by definition they occur on plantar surface of feet only. Because of location and constant pressure applied to them plantar warts grow inwards (in to our foot) This results in sharp painful sensation during walking many patients complain about.
Flat warts (verruca plana) do not pierce through the skin surface. These small flat, reddish or brownish growths, are commonly mistaken by patients for skin tags, solar lentigos or freckles and are most often found on the face, neck, and extremities.
Genital Warts (condyloma acuminatum) are also caused by HPV. Consistent with they appear on skin or mucosa covering the anal and genital areas. As with other type of warts, if left untreated can increase in size and number remain unchanged or can undergo spontaneous resolution. In reality, once they increase in size they tend to be very persistent and spread. Infected people can spread infection to their partners by skin to skin contact. New warts usually appear one to six months after infection, but may appear many years later. While most warts look like a small cauliflower, some are very tiny and hard to see or feel, they might also form large clusters. Genital warts can cause itching, pain, irritation, and bleeding in both men and women. Women may also have vaginal bleeding and discharge from irritated genital warts.
Components of verruca vulgaris are commonly found within seborrheic keratosis lesions, explaining rapid growth and spread of those pesky brown granular growths
Despite multiple modalities available today, warts quite often require repeated treatments some are more difficult to eradicate.
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Disclaimer: Every patient is unique; therefore, cosmetic results can vary between patients. No two laser treatments will get same results – even if performed by same physician on patients with similar conditions.