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Common warts are small, grainy skin growths that most often occur most a person’s hands or fingers. They are rough to the touch and often feature a pattern of tiny black dots (sometimes called seeds) which are actually small, clotted blood vessels.
The common wart is caused by a virus and transmitted by touch. Children, young adults, and people with weakened immune systems are more likely to develop common warts. These usually disappear on their own, but people often choose to have them removed because they find them embarrassing or bothersome.
Plantar warts are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV) that enters the body through tiny breaks, cuts, or other weak spots on the bottom of a person’s feet. Unlike common warts, a plantar wart can often be quite painful and require medical treatment.
Most common and many plantar warts go away without treatment, though that can take up to 2-3 years. Dr. Rubinstein typically begins treatment during the initial visit. Patients are able to return to normal activities without limitations during the treatment process. When warts are spreading or painful and self-care methods have failed, the doctor may use one or more of the following methods:
If salicylic acid and freezing are ineffective, a doctor may recommend one or more of the following treatments:
Want to learn more about how Dr. Rubinstein can eliminate your warts? Call the office or book your appointment online to find out!