What Causes Warts?
posted: Aug. 09, 2023.
Warts can be caused by coming into contact with people with warts, and although they are uncomfortable and unsightly, and sometimes even painful, they typically go away on their own, but this can take time. So if you are looking for warts treatment you can turn to your local dermatologist from the Atlanta Center for Dermatologic Diseases, serving the areas of Roswell, Alpharetta, Cumming, and Sandy Springs, GA.
Warts can be contracted when the human papillomavirus (HPV) enters the skin and causes an infection to form. They are mostly harmless and appear as bumps that have a cauliflower-like appearance. They usually enter the skin through small cuts or injuries and can easily spread from one person to another, and from one body part to another, so it's important to take steps to prevent warts from spreading.
If you already have a wart you can prevent it from spreading by not picking at it, by covering the wart, preferably with a bandage, and by washing your hands regularly.
To reduce your risk of developing a wart, just as with other skin infections, remember to exercise care in public showers and locker rooms by wearing shoes or flip-flops.
Warts Treatment in Roswell, Alpharetta, Cumming, and Sandy Springs, GA
Over-the-counter treatment options can remove warts in just a few weeks, while treatments such as cryotherapy and electrosurgery, provided by your dermatologist, can provide faster results. Your dermatologist can offer you these and other treatment options to remove warts, they can help you choose the one that best fits your individual needs. Seek your doctor's help if a wart changes in color, becomes painful, or if you suspect it may not be a wart.
If you are exploring your treatment options for warts removal and live in or near the areas of Roswell, Alpharetta, Cumming, and Sandy Springs, GA, you can schedule a visit with Atlanta Center for Dermatologic Diseases by dialing (770) 751-1133 for the Roswell, GA, office, (770) 664-5225 for Alpharetta, GA, (770) 844-1902 for Cumming, GA, and (404) 252-4333 for Sandy Springs, GA.