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I’m Embarrassed About My Warts

I’m Embarrassed About My Warts

If you find yourself getting into weird positions to hide an awkwardly located wart, you’re not alone. Having warts can feel isolating, but one-third of kids and teens are affected by warts. And adults aren’t immune — 3-5% have them. 

Fortunately, warts are one problem that Michael Tran, DPM, and Scott Floyd, DPM treat frequently at AllCare Foot & Ankle Center. Since you’re not a number, but an individual, to her, she devises your treatment plan based on multiple factors, including your health history, whether you’ve been living with a wart problem for a long time, and other particulars. 

Having treatments available means that patients can choose from home treatments and in-office options.  

How and why do warts develop?

Warts are caused by the human papillomavirus, and it gets complicated because there are over 100 of these viruses. Some of the viruses cause bumpy warts that are merely nuisances to look at, while others cause more serious problems like genital herpes and certain cancers, such as cervical cancer. 

Children get them more frequently, possibly due to how contagious they are. Adults with autoimmune diseases or compromised immune systems are another vulnerable group. If you have physical contact with someone, you can contract warts. 

The most common wart locations include your knees, face, feet, and genitals. 

How can I rid myself of my warts?

Our providers have extensive experience removing warts, and there are a couple of routes you can choose from. Both at-home and in-office treatment choices are available when it comes to ridding yourself of warts. 

  1. Salicylic acid is an over-the-counter treatment that can be applied daily to eradicate warts. It comes in many forms, from creams to gels, and typically takes weeks to months to be effective. It’s important to protect the skin around your wart from the treatment since it’s strong.
  2. Our providers remove warts using one of these three effective methods:

It’s important to get professional treatment for warts because an infection can develop when you aggravate or pick your wart. Repeated opening of the wart means that it can get infected or that you can transmit the wart-related virus to others. It’s easy to see why simply getting rid of your warts is the best option. 

Be careful, also, if your wart shows signs of infection, like redness or pus. You might not ultimately suffer from pain or infection, but your wart might be itchy. 

Our providers want to rid you of the stress and embarrassment related to warts. The treatments they offer are quick, comfortable, and require no post-treatment downtime, and are the epitome of the latest in treatment options. Best of all? You’ll get relief nearly immediately and won’t have to deal with the embarrassment of warts anymore. 

There’s no need to suffer with the physical and social discomfort of warts any longer. 

Call one of our offices in either Arlington or Dallas, Texas today to schedule a wart removal appointment, or request one through our website.

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