What is a wart?
It can be defined as small, skin-colored skin growths that occur most often on the fingers and hands. It is possible to list its symptoms as a skin consisting of black dots with small, clotted blood vessels in small blisters.
It is likely to spread to other areas through direct contact. Although it is a self-healing skin condition, in some cases, a skin biopsy may be required after a physical examination.
What are the types of warts?
There are more than 300 types of warts. The distinguishing feature of these wart types is generally image-based. Common warts (verruca vulgaris) are usually round, small, raised areas of skin with a rough skin surface that looks like cauliflower. These warts are usually seen on the hands, elbows and knees. Flat warts are warts that are usually yellow in color and appear on the hands and face. It is frequently seen in children. Plantar warts are warts that appear on the feet, usually the soles, heels, or toes. Filiform warts are long, thin warts that usually appear on the eyelids, armpits, or neck. Mosaic warts are most common on the hands and feet. Subungual or periungual warts are warts that form under or around the nail. Mucosal warts can appear on the lips, inside the cheeks and nose, in the airways, and on the genitals.
How is the Wart Treated?
Treatment of warts varies according to the region and type. The treatment process is carried out with the use of salicylic acid-containing ointments, electrocauterysis, cryotherapy (liquid nitrogen) applications and laser applications. Electrocauterization is applied for areas such as mouth, scalp, face, neck and elbows. Surgery may be required for the treatment of some warts.