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Last Updated 30-03-2012.
Warts have been terrorizing humanity for as long as we've been on Earth. Most of us have been introduced to the creature that calls itself wart. They are a nuisance, but most of the times pretty harmless! Some take months to disappear, others years, and the more aggressive ones require a doctor visit. Warts are mostly found on hands and feet, and can cause pain when touched. This is one reason for many people to have the wart removed. Warts located under one of your feet take too long to heal due to the constant friction while walking.
Doctors usually freeze the wart and it will fall of soon after. Warts ARE contagious. By touching infected skin of another person you have a chance of developing warts yourself. Do not touch, scratch or in any way try to remove them by force.This will spread the infection and only makes things worse! There is also a slight chance of infection if you use the same towels, or other objects as the person who has warts. There are several ways to treat wart infections:Salicylic acid is known to have an effect on warts and other skin infections.
It disinfects the area and causes the skin area on which it is applied to become softer, allowing for easier removal of the wart.Liquid nitrogen is one of the most common ways to remove warts. This method creates a blister between your skin and the ward, and will cause the wart to fall off as the blister's layers loosen themselves from your skin.
There are more aggressive ways to deal with stubborn warts, such as laser treatment. Do ask your doctor for advice. He/she will be able to explain in depth the various treatment methods.You may wish to try some of the over-the-counter products for wart removal. The more well known ones include salicylic acid-based products which are available at drugstores and supermarkets. Other products include silver nitrate. Please carefully read the warning notes on the products as some are not to be used on the face or other areas of the body. Perhaps you have heard
of the "duct tape method". This involved putting a piece of duct tape on the wart and leave it on the wart for several days.
There has been no real scientific evidence that this method actually works. Worth a try perhaps if you are comfortable with this method.Note that warts can reappear. No matter what method of removal you choose, make sure you keep the area on which the wart was located clean to minimize reoccurrence.
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