Deerfield, IL Dermatologist
Deerfield Dermatology Associates
707 Lake Cook Road, Suite 280
Deerfield, IL 60015
(847) 480-0004
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February 03, 2015
Category: Dermatology
Tags: Warts  

Warts are hardened, bumpy areas of skin that can appear on several different skin surfaces, but most commonly on the hands, feet and even the face. While warts can be unsightly and unwanted, they are often harmless. However, if you have a wart that has not gone away with time or concerns you with its appearance, contact our Greenfield dermatologist office.

Warts appear due to the human papilloma virus (HPV). If a person touches a surface where HPV resides, and has a small cut or scratch, the virus can cause a wart to grow. For the most part, a wart will go away on its own. However, there are some at-home Wartsremedies that may help the wart go away. These include applying salicylic acid - the same kind that you use on an acne blemish. Soak your wart in warm water, dry the wart and apply a salicylic acid gel, liquid or pad for several weeks in a row to reduce the wart. Another option that may work in some instances is to apply a silver duct tape over the wart. Changing the tape regularly can help to remove the wart’s layers.

Sometimes you may require professional intervention at our Greenfield dermatologist’s office to remove the wart. This includes if the wart is painful or will not go away with at-home treatments. If you have many warts, you may also wish to seek treatment.

We offer many different treatment types for warts, and the appropriate treatment often depends upon the wart’s appearance and your overall health. Treatments include cryotherapy or freezing the wart, which causes the wart to fall off. Another treatment option is electrosurgery and curettage, which involves applying heat to burn the wart and using a small, sharp tool to cut the wart off.

Warts that are flat in nature may require a different approach. This includes laser treatments or special prescription medications to remove the wart. By seeking professional treatment, you can increase the likelihood the wart will ultimately go away.

For more information on wart removal at our Greenfield dermatologist’s office, please call Deerfield Dermatology Associates at (847) 480-0004.

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Dr. Burton E. Silver, M.D., Emeritus
Marcia E. Johnson, M.D.
Jonathan A. Dalton, M.D.
Divya Singh-Behl, M.D.
Madhuri V. Konanahalli, M.D.

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