Amit Shah DPM
Podiatrists & Board Certified Foot and Ankle Surgeons located in North Brunswick, Edison, & Cranbury, NJ
If you experience growths on your skin that are rough to the touch, you may be suffering from warts. At Amit Shah DPM in North Brunswick, Edison, and Cranbury, New Jersey, Drs. Shah and Armanious, DPM, specialize in conservative nonsurgical treatment of warts, helping patients get rid of their warts with little to no discomfort. To speak with a doctor about treatment for your warts, call one of the offices or book an appointment online today.
What are warts?
Warts are a type of skin infection caused by human papillomavirus (HPV). There are over 150 different types of HPV, with just a few resulting in warts. Warts are easily spread through skin to skin contact. HPV can also enter the skin through small cuts or breaks in the skin.
Warts typically show up on your fingers, hands, or feet and can become quite painful. Warts that affect the heels or the soles of your feet are called plantar warts.
Although warts can go away on their own, it can take up to two years, which gives the condition more than enough time to spread and develop additional warts.
What are the symptoms of warts?
Warts can affect patients of all ages and are especially common amongst young children because they frequently experience cuts and scrapes. The symptoms of warts include:
- Small, grainy bumps
- Fleshy, rough growths
- Growths with black dots
- Pain or tenderness
Although many people experience warts without painful symptoms, warts located in weight-bearing areas (like plantar warts) are likely to cause pain.
Plantar warts are frequently mistaken for calluses and can feel as if a stone is in your shoe. When warts become painful, they can interfere with your daily activities and even impact your mobility.
When should I see a doctor about warts?
If you experience painful warts or changes to the color of your warts, you should speak with a doctor about treatment. Although your warts can go away on their own, treatment can help you get rid of the condition much faster.
If your warts don’t seem to be improving or haven’t responded to at-home care, book an appointment at Amit Shah DPM to discuss prompt, effective treatment.
How are warts treated?
The team at Amit Shah DPM offers the most effective conservative treatment for warts. Before you begin treatment, your doctor evaluates your condition to confirm that your growths are actually warts.
After your diagnosis, your doctor may recommend several effective nonsurgical treatments including:
- Salicylic acid medication
- Laser treatment
During your appointment, your doctor reviews the treatment options to help you determine which is right for you. Nonsurgical treatment for warts is quick, effective, and causes little to no discomfort. To speak with a doctor about your warts, call or book an appointment online today.
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