Warts are noncancerous skin growths that are caused by a virus (HPV) underneath the skin’s surface. While they are generally not considered dangerous, they are contagious, can be painful, and may be the cause of embarrassment. There are several types. The most common warts are found on the backs of the hand and on fingers near the nail. Plantar warts are found on the soles of the foot and are often painful in adults.
Warts are transmitted via person-to person contact, sometimes indirectly. Patients with weakened immune systems are more likely to have them, just as they are more likely to catch colds.
There are several methods used to treat warts by your doctor. This is an area of expertise of Dr. Meyer as she is routinely sent patients from other dermatologists for this condition. If you have a wart or have a tendency to get them, Dr. Sharon Meyer is an experienced dermatologist who can evaluate you and prescribe the right treatment for you. To schedule an appointment for wart removal patients should call Uptown Dermatology today. We look forward to hearing from you!