What is a wart?
Warts caused by HPV (Human Papilloma Virus) are infectious lesions. They pass by common contact to others, such as pool-sauna, or common use. After settling into the human body and after a long incubation period (average 1-6 months), they appear as a hard swell in most parts of the body.
In terms of aesthetics, warts that affect people negatively and unhappy may not be treated with medication. Electrocautery, cryotherapy and radiofrequency treatments are among the most effective methods used at this point. These treatments give very successful results.
The fact that warts are not neglected and examined by a dermatologist is important for both the patient and the patient.
The virus that causes the wart is papilloma and the wart is formed with the contact of the virus. Sensitizing or cut-off skin (epidermic) tissues are quite vulnerable to this virus. There is a frequent occurrence of warts in diabetics and people with weak immune systems, especially in children.
What are the types of warts?
There are many types of warts depending on the region and the size of the effect.
- Common warts: can be seen all over the body. It is mostly seen on the fingers and toes. Irritation can easily occur in the skin.
- Footworm warts: They are not protruding like common warts, penetrated into the skin by the pressure of the body. Because they cause pain like calluses, they can be mixed with warts due to their image and clinic.
- Flat warts: Smaller and flat warts. More percent is seen in the groin and arms. The number can reach 20-100. The diameter may be smaller, light brown or skin-colored.
- Spinning warts: Spinning warts occur in the mouth, nose, neck or jaw. They can be mixed with meat because they have stems and skin color.
- Periungual warts: They are known as nail warts. They may form under or around the fingernails and feet. They can permanently affect the growth of the nail, and the shape of the nail.
- Genital warts: Genital warts occur in women and men. Genital warts transmitted by sexual intercourse are more common especially in women and there is a risk of conversion to cervical cancer. Therefore, genital warts should be treated urgently and effectively.
What are the symptoms of warts?
Warts usually show different symptoms depending on the area in which they occur. Some are similar to mole, small and may vary in color. Redness, skin rash and itching are observed when most warts are formed. In the soles of the feet, the wart is hard and painful and similar to the calluses. Bleeding may occur in the genital and warts of the mouth. Pain or pain may be felt when touched.
Is the wart contagious?
Yes, it’s contagious. The danger of contamination varies depending on the area of the wart. Hand, foot warts are the least dangerous wart types, breech and genital warts are the most infectious forms. Warts in the genital area (due to the risk of cancer) must be looked at by dermatologists.
Warts should be treated?
Warts can heal spontaneously over time without treatment. However, warts in the genital area should be treated rapidly and rapidly.
How is the wart treated?
Wart treatment is a process that takes a long time and requires patience. The lesions occurring in the wart treatment are destroyed but can be repeated. The patient should come to continuous control within 6 months after treatment. Newly observed warts should be observed and necessary intervention should be performed. If there is no new warts for 6 months, the problem is considered to be solved. Because of the virus-induced formation of warts, more successful results can be obtained with nutritional supplements such as omega-3, beta glucan, zinc, echinacea, which strengthen the immune system in this process.
What are wart treatments?
- Electrocautery Treatment (Burning): In the electrocoterization method, the lesions are burned by giving sudden heat with high frequency RF waves. Local anesthesia is used to make the procedure painless. Burned places are left to the process of healing by crusting. A healing period of 10-15 days is usually sufficient.
- Cryotherapy (Freezing): Frost process is applied to the wart with liquid nitrogen gas. The open wound does not occur and therefore does not carry the risk of infection. A recovery period of 5-10 days is usually sufficient.
- Laser Wart Treatment: Laser treatment, cryotherapy and radio frequency therapy in the treatment of warts is another treatment option. There is a healing process of 10-15 days. It can be used in resistant warts especially in areas where the skin is thick, such as the soles of the feet.
- Radiofrequency RF Therapy: This method, which is similar to the electrocoterization method, protects the surrounding tissue from the heat effect, therefore the healing takes place in a shorter time. A recovery period of 5-10 days is usually sufficient.
- Medication Wart Treatment: Salicylic acid, trichloro acetic acid may be used.
How long does wart treatment take?
The treatment of warts can take between 5 and 20 minutes, depending on the width of each session. Full cure may vary depending on the immune system of the patient and the structure of the wart, its depth. Sometimes one session is sufficient, and in some cases 4-5 sessions may be needed. The mean interval between sessions is 3-4 weeks.
What are the wart treatment prices?
Since the treatment to be performed will be determined according to the needs of the patient, the prices of wart treatment may vary according to the region applied.
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