Warts are non cancerous skin growths caused by a viral infection in the top layer of the skin. Viruses that cause warts are called human papilloma virus (HPV). Warts are usually skin colored and feel rough to the touch.
In children, warts can disappear without treatment over a period of months and sometimes years. However, warts that are painful, bothersome or rapidly multiplying should be treated. Include several different types of topical treatments such as Cantharidin, Squaric acid, Liquid nitrogen (cryotherapy) or Electrocautery. Depending on the type, severity and location of your warts our providers will help determine the best treatment options. Often times many treatments are need.
Precautionary measures can be taken to minimize the risk of acquiring warts. Frequently washing your hands, stopping the habit of biting finger nails, wearing sandals in public showers and pools. Always clean off equipment in gyms and use a fresh clean towel.