Viral Warts (Human Papillomavirus, HPV)

A viral wart is a common skin growth caused by an infection of HPV (human papillomavirus). These are very common in school-aged children, people with suppressed immune systems and people with eczema; although they can appear at any age, on anyone. HPV is spread by direct contact with the skin or through autoinoculation.

There are several types of viral warts, including the common wart (regularly found on fingers and toes), plantar warts (found on the sole of the foot), plane warts (found on face, hands and shins), filiform warts (found on the face in a thread), and mucosal warts (found on lips and inside of cheeks).

Treatment for viral warts is done through Cryotherapy, a medical non-surgical treatment involving the removal of skin lesions by using liquid nitrogen to freeze the skin cells until they die.

Click here for more information on Cryotherapy offered at the Cadogan Clinic. 

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