Warts and Tag Removal
Warts and Tag Removal
Skin tags are small, brown or flesh-coloured growths that protrude from the surface of the skin, usually by a few millimeters. Often mistaken for warts, skin tags can appear anywhere on the body but are typically found in areas where skin repeatedly rubs against itself, such as the armpits, groin, eyelids and neck. Some skin tags grow over time and very occasionally, can become as large as 5 centimeters.
Warts are benign (non-cancerous) skin growths, most commonly found on the hands and feet. They are caused by viruses (there are around 60 known wart-causing viruses in existence). Warts are highly contagious as the affected skin cells release the viruses, so hygiene is of the utmost importance if you are affected.
Frequently Asked Questions
Warts are caused by viruses called the Human Pailloma Virus. When the virus comes into contact with your skin, it causes an infection. Warts are more likely to develop on broken skin. It is easier for the virus to enter in to the skin. Children are more prone to get warts because their immune system have not built up their defences against the numerous types of viruses that exist.
Unfortunately they are! You can get from touching a wart on someone else’s body, or by coming into contact with surfaces that touched another person’s warts - towels, clothes
Yes. Therefore it is very important not to pick at warts. Wash your hands thoroughly if and when you touch a wart. Shaving over a wart transmits the virus
These little specks are tiny blood vessels that are supplying the wart with oxygen and nutrients.
Difficult, but yes. Wash your hands regularly. Keep your skin healthy, moisturized and minimize cuts. Stop biting nails - nail biting creates a breach in the skin and facilitate viruses. Use clean fresh towels at the gym, hotele etc. Always wear rubber soled footwear in public locker rooms and showers.
Some go away without treatment. Some will not. It is best to treat them as soon as you get them
For common skin warts it is fine to use over the counter treatment. If it does’nt go away or gets worse it is best to see a dermatologist.
Electro Cauterisation. Freezing with liquid nitrogen. Laser ablation for stubborn warts.
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