Viral warts are common growths that can occur anywhere on the body. These growths are caused by a virus known as HPV (human papiloma virus). The warts are spread by direct contact with normal skin.
Are there many types of warts?
There are many types of warts. These include the following:
Plantar warts - soles of feet
Genital warts - on genitalia
Mosaic warts (soles of feet)
Filiform warts (long warts that stick out like hairs)
Plane warts (flat warts)
There are various therapeutic options available depending on the site and number of the warts. These include the following:
Duofilm wart paint (salicylic /lactic acid)
Cantharidin (0.7%) –Blister beetle extract
Electrocautery and curettage
Intralesional interferon -3 x week for 3 weeks
CO2 ablative laser/ vascular laser
Photodynamic red light therapy
Candida Antigen immunotherapy