Deerfield, IL Dermatologist
Deerfield Dermatology Associates
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Deerfield, IL 60015
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By Deerfield Dermatology Associates
December 06, 2017
Category: Dermatology
Tags: Warts  

While most skin warts are not necessarily dangerous, they can be unsightly, as well as uncomfortable depending on their location. Warts wartsare caused by a virus known as the Human Papillomavirus (HPV). Warts can be contagious so it is important to seek treatment to prevent them from spreading to other areas of the body. The doctors at Deerfield Dermatology Associates are your experienced Deerfield, IL dermatologists for the treatment of all types of warts.

Types of Warts

There are different types of warts, including common warts, plantar or foot warts, and flat warts. Common warts tend to appear on the fingers or back of the hand. Plantar warts grow on the bottom of the feet and are likely to develop after walking around barefoot on unclean, damp surfaces, such as those in locker rooms and around public pools. Flat warts crop up on any area of the body and tend to be both smaller and smoother than common warts or foot warts. Flat warts also tend to crop up in clusters rather than as an isolated wart.

Treatments for Warts

Some types of warts can go away on their own, particularly in children. In other cases, treatment is necessary to eliminate the wart and prevent it from returning. Your Deerfield dermatologist can examine your warts and recommend the most effective treatment option. Possible treatments for warts include:

  • Over-the-counter ointments or medications
  • Prescription ointments
  • Prescription medication
  • Cryotherapy (freezing the wart off)
  • Electrosurgery (burning the wart off)
  • Laser cautery

In addition to the above treatments for warts, there are proactive measures you can take to prevent the warts from spreading. Since warts are contagious, it is important to avoid touching them. Otherwise, additional warts could crop up in other areas of the body. If you have plantar warts on the feet, avoid walking around barefoot on damp surfaces. Keep the feet clean and dry to prevent additional warts from developing.

If you struggle with warts anywhere on the face or body, there are treatments that can help. To schedule an appointment to discuss wart removal and treatment with a Deerfield, IL dermatologist, 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.
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