What are Warts?
A wart is a small protrusion of the skin that is caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). Warts are generally benign and do not harm the skin. However, they are contagious and can easily be spread through physical contact. Just by touching an object that an individual with warts used can spread the virus. There are many types of HPV variations and they are all known to accelerate the growth of cells on the epidermis of the skin. Warts are commonly found on the fingers, around the fingernails, the hands, and the feet. They can also be found on the genitals and the pubic area of the body. Here at Centro Medico Latino, we are proud to provide wart treatment to our patients and encourage you to learn more about it.
Types of Warts
There are three main types of warts. The first type of warts is called flat warts. Flat warts often afflict children and teens. They are not often seen on the skin of adults. Flat warts have a smoother and smaller appearance than their other counterparts. They can generally be found on the face and the legs. The second type of warts is called plantar warts. Plantar warts are the color of the individual’s flesh or are light brown. These appear on the bottom of a person’s foot. The third type of warts is genital warts. Genital warts are transmitted sexually and once contracted appear around the pubic region. They usually form in clusters and are hard to see. They can cause discomfort and itchiness.
Am I a Good Candidate for Wart Treatment?
Anyone who wishes to eliminate undesirable warts may well be eligible for this treatment. Ideal candidates will also harbor realistic expectations in terms of what this treatment can accomplish.
Get In Touch with Us for More Information
To learn about all the different ways that warts can be treated, we warmly invite you to reach out and make an appointment with Centro Medico Latino! At our convenient location in San Juan, our caring and devoted professionals will be pleased to explain this option in greater detail and answer any questions you may have about wart treatment. Contact us today to set up your consultation – we look forward to speaking with you!