Common Skin Warts or Verruca Vulgaris

The main cause of common skin warts are human papillomavirus infection. Common skin wart can occur anywhere in the body including eyes, nose as well as soles of the feet. Verruca Vulgaris can also occur in high numbers anywhere in the body thereby making it difficult to treat. Viral infection can spread deep down the skin requiring the treatment of the infected cells to be very effective.

Treatment of Common Skin Warts Include

  • Salicylic-acid preparations which are available as drops, gels, pads, and plasters.
  • Nonprescription freezing methods.
  • Duct tape - Common warts can be treated by covering them with duct tape such as electrical tape.

Destructive treatments like using liquid nitrogen are avoided in children below ten years and also if the warts are located in sensitive area. Use of destructive agents causes a blister at the affected site but the skin recovers soon. There is a possibility of reoccurrence due to infected cells becoming reactivated causing the need for retreatment.

At present, there are no effective drugs available that can stop recurrence or be used safely even in sensitive areas for any number of lesions without causing pain or leaving a permanent scar.

  Note: Information provided is not a substitute for physician, hospital or any form of medical care. Examination and Investigation is necessary for correct diagnosis.

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