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Who gets warts?

Warts are benign growths that happen when skin gets infected by a virus. They can happen to anyone of any age, gender, race, and lifestyle. Unfortunately, they are contagious, so it's absolutely possible to spread them to others or catch them from someone else.

What are the causes of warts?

The most common cause of warts is HPV (human papillomavirus). This virus gets into and infects the top layer of skin, resulting in little growths that spread easily. You can get a wart as a result of touching someone else's wart, or even from touching something a wart has touched.

It's easier for HPV to spread and cause warts when you have a cut or scrape on your skin. It can even make you more likely to have warts when you've recently shaved. Though they spread easily and can be annoying to deal with, they're benign and pose no health risks.

What are common treatments for warts?

Warts will sometimes go away on their own, but it's not likely you want to wait that long! At Elias Dermatology, we offer many treatments to get rid of your warts quickly and efficiently. Sometimes warts can be treated by applying solutions like cantharidin or liquid nitrogen. Cantharidin causes a blister to grow under the wart, leading to it falling off in about a week. Liquid nitrogen freezes the wart off in a procedure called cryotherapy.

Other treatments include burning or scraping warts off, or even cutting out the growth. In some cases, light therapy, chemical peels, or immunotherapy may be effective in getting rid of warts and keeping them from growing back.

How long does it take to treat warts?

When a wart is frozen, scraped, or burned off, its removal is immediate. Other treatments may take a week or more to work, but in almost all cases, warts can be treated relatively quickly.

If you're suffering from warts and are looking for relief, the friendly, helpful staff of professionals at Elias Dermatology is here to help. Let's get started with a consultation.

The Elias Dermatology Difference

Dr. Matthew Elias and Dr. Merrick Elias, and the entire staff at Elias Dermatology® are experienced in medical and cosmetic treatments for both men and women, utilizing a pain-free approach to ensure that patients receive the best results with the highest level of comfort. Elias Dermatology® is at the forefront in the treatment and prevention of diseases of the skin, hair, and nails, providing the highest quality care for patients throughout South Florida in the areas of Ft. Lauderdale, Pembroke Pines, and Davie. Elias Dermatology® specializes in a variety of skincare treatments from skin cancer and acne, to the state of the art cosmetic treatments.

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