At Storwick Dermatology, we treat all forms of warts. Generally speaking, a wart is a small, rough tumor that typically appears on the hands or feet and can resemble a solid blister or a cauliflower. Usually painless and harmless, warts are a common affliction and typically disappear after a few months, but can last for years and also recur. If this is the case, your family doctor can send a referral to our clinic for ongoing care and treatment.
Types of warts include:
- Common warts, usually found on fingers, hands, knees and elbows
- Flat warts, which can appear in clusters
- Plantar warts, found on the bottom of the foot
- Filiform warts, which often grow on or around the mouth, eyes or nose, and have a finger-like shape
- Condyloma acuminata, more commonly known as genital warts
Warts are a viral infection of the skin caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). They are transmitted from contact with persons or objects/floors that have been in contact with wart virus. Warts are often persistent and can require weeks of treatment before resolution.
For more information on wart treatment please see your family doctor who can provide you with a referral to our clinic. For more medical services click here.