Wart Removal in Easton PA
Effective Wart Removal
What Causes Warts?
A wart is a small, hard benign growth on the skin, typically caused by a virus. Common warts are an infection in the top layer of skin, caused by viruses in the human papillomavirus, or HPV family. When the virus invades this outer layer of skin, typically through a small scratch, it causes rapid growth of cells on the outer layer of skin, creating the wart.
Warts can occur in a variety of shapes and sizes; they may appear as a bump with a rough surface, or they can be flat and smooth. Tiny blood vessels (capillaries) grow into the core of the wart to supply it with blood. There are many types of warts that can affect your skin. One of the most common warts is the plantar wart. In common warts, the capillaries may appear as dark dots (seeds) in the wart’s center.
Common areas that warts can be found include feet and hands, among other areas. Warts can appear underneath fingernails and toenails, which is commonly referred to as the periungual wart. These appear as rough, irregular bumps.
Signs of Warts
There are many signs to look out for if you suspect you have a wart. Since warts can become severe, it is important to consult with a doctor to determine the diagnosis of the protuberance you have concerns about. Itching or lesions may be an indication that you have a wart, as well as any of the signs and symptoms below.
Symptoms & Signs of Warts:
- Swelling or irritation
- Boil or blister that is sprinkled with black pinpoints, which are small, clotted blood vessels.
- Fleshy, painless growth on the skin
- Flesh-colored, white, pink or tan
- Blemish that is rough to the touch
Is Wart Removal Right for You?
If you have an uncomfortable, unsightly, or unhealthy wart developing under your fingernails or toenails or an area on your feet, please get in touch with our professionals for an exam and consultation about removal. Warts affect a large number of people, and many of our patients take comfort in having the option to remove this infection.
Since warts can spread easily, we recommend removal at the first sign of symptoms. If you want to learn more about the growth on your skin and proper removal, please contact our office today to discuss your options.