What is Wart?
Warts are benign (not cancerous) skin growths that appear when a virus infects the top layer of the skin. Viruses that cause warts are called human papillomavirus (HPV).
Wart viruses are contagious. Warts can spread by contact with the wart or something that touched the wart. Warts are often skin-colored and feel rough, but they can be dark (brown or gray-black), flat, and smooth.
What causes warts?
Viruses called human papillomavirus (HPV) cause warts. It is easier to catch a virus that causes warts when you have a cut or scrape on your skin.
Wart can spread from person to person. You can get wart from touching a wart on someone’s body. It often take few months for wart to grow large enough to see.
Sign and Symptoms of Wart
There are a few different types of warts. The type is determined by where it grows on the body and what it looks like. The following describes the signs (what a person sees) and symptoms (what a person feels) for some of the different types of warts.
Types of Warts
The virus that causes warts can spread from the hands to the face through touch or nail biting.
Common warts have these characters:
- Grow most often on the fingers, around the nails, and on the backs of the hands.
- Are more common where skin was broken, such as from biting fingernails or picking at hangnails.
- Can have black dots that look like seeds (often called “seed” warts).
- Most often feel like rough bumps.
Flat warts have these traits:
Can occur anywhere. Children usually get them on the face. Men get these most often in the beard area, and women tend to get them on their legs.
Are smaller and smoother than other warts.
Tend to grow in large numbers — 20 to 100 at a time.
Filiform warts have these Character:
- Looks like long threads or thin fingers that stick out.
- Often grows on the face: around the mouth, eyes, and nose.
- Often grow quickly
Foot warts–Also called plantar warts
Plantar warts character:
- Grow most often on the soles (plantar surface) of the feet.
- Can grow in clusters (mosaic warts).
- Often are flat or grow inward (walking creates pressure, which causes the warts to grow inward).
- Can hurt, feels like you have pebbles in your shoe.
- Can have black dots.
Diagnosis of wart
A Doctor can tell whether you have a wart by looking at it. In rare cases, in some cases Doctor may need to perform a skin biopsy to be certain. Doctor will remove the wart and send it to a lab. At the lab, a small piece of the wart will be looked at under a microscope.
Prevention of Wart
To prevent warts from spreading, dermatologists recommend the following:
- Do not pick or scratch at warts.
- Wear flip-flops or pool shoes in public showers, locker rooms, and pool areas.
- Do not touch someone’s wart.
- Keep foot warts dry, as moisture tends to allow warts to spread.
Homeopathic Treatment for Wart
At Kanakaveda we have been treating patients with warts for 12 years and we have had good r results in most cases. Homeopathic treatment helps patient to get rid of wart safely and effectively. Homeopathic medicine help to prevent the wart from spreading to other parts of the body. Proper constitutional treatment remove the tendency of wart formation from the roots thereby giving long lasting results.