Warts are noncancerous growths caused by an infection of the top layers of the skin by the human papilloma virus. There are several different types of wart and their appearance varies depending on their location.
Transmission of warts occurs by means of physical contact with contaminated object. Whenever the skin barrier gets disrupted due to trauma or friction and the virus comes in contact with such surface leads to development of lesion at that site. It may take months to years before the appearance of wart. Once it develops over any area, it gradually spreads to the adjacent areas and also to other people who come in contact with it. Children are most commonly affected with this condition.
Type of Warts
Plantar warts tend to develop on the pressure points on the soles of the feet and can often cause pain when walking.
Flat Wart (Verruca Plana)
Flat wart occur in many areas of the body including the face, neck, hands, wrists and knees. In contrast to the common wart, they are usually small and flat in shape. They can occur on their own as a single wart of in a large crop of several hundred tiny warts together.
Periungual warts are rough, irregular, and elevated. They appear at the edges of fingernails and toenails and may extend under the nails, causing pain and irregular nail growth
Mosaic form of plantar warts appears on the soles of the feet in groups, especially under the toes. However, this may be discomforting or painful when left untreated for a long time.
Genital Wart are due to a Human Papillomavirus (HPV). The HPVs, including those that cause genital warts, are transmitted through sexual contact. HPV can also be transmitted from mother to baby during childbirth.
Moles are common where almost every adult has a few of them. Adults who have light skin often have more moles. Most moles appear on the skin during childhood and adolescence. Moles will grow as the child (or teen) grows. Some moles will darken, and others will lighten.
Types of Moles
Slightly raised, range in color from tan to dark brown, and involve pigment-producing cells (melanocytes) in both the upper and lower layers of the skin (epidermis and dermis).
Range from flesh-color to brown, are elevated, most common on the upper body, and may have hair.
Are slightly raised, deep colored within the skin, and most common on the head,neck, and arms of women.
Skin tags are small growths on the skin, usually skin-coloured, or slightly brown in colour which are soft in texture and movable to touch. They are common, non-contagious and harmless. Skin tags are mainly found on the neck, underarms, around the groin area or under the breasts and can vary in size.
Causes for Skin Tag
The definite cause of skin tags is unknown however they may be irritated from rubbing by clothing or other materials. Skin tags can run in families and are more common in people who are overweight or who have diabetes. Skin tags are generally painless and do not grow past a certain stage or change in appearance.
Treatment for Warts, Moles, Skin tags Removal
Warts, Moles, Skin tags can be removed with electrocautery, radiofrequency, laser, electro micro surgery, cryo therapy or by shave excision depending upon their level of origin. The removal of warts, moles ,skin tags is a quick and relatively painless procedure. During a consultation with doctor, a general skin assessment will be made to ensure treatment suitability. Post procedure, some redness, swelling and mild discomfort may be experienced, but patient can return to regular activities. Healing will vary depending on the treatment area and method.
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