After weeks or months a skin growth shows itself in the infected area. It can be a normal verruca vulgaris. In most cases they appear in childhood as lofty, scaly nodes on hands and feet. Flat warts (verrucae planae) are small, reddish papules in the face or on the back of the hand. In addition, there are a great many of harmless warts that often disappear on their own, such as sting, brush or thread warts. More uncomfortable are deeply rampant and painful plantar warts on the foot soles. Sexually transmitted genital warts are in urgent need of treatment as they can degenerate into malignant tumours.
Contrary to genital and plantar warts other types of warts need not necessarily be treated. Unless they occur frequently or are regarded as cosmetically unattractive. The spectrum of therapy includes freezing with liquid nitrogen, electrical sloughing and regular removal by curettage as well as laser, photodynamic and surgical therapies. Also local therapies in the form of ointments, plasters with salicylic, lactic or acetic acid have proved to be effective.
If you notice that you and your children have warts, please, contact us. In our practice we can determine the type exactly and treat it specifically.
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