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What Is A Wart?

It can be defined as small and skin-colored skin growths that occur mostly on the fingers and hands. It is possible to list its symptoms as a skin consisting of black spots with small, clotted blood vessels in the form of small blisters. It is likely to spread to other areas through direct contact. Although there is a skin condition that can heal on its own, in some cases, a skin biopsy may be required after a physical examination.

What Are The Types of Warts?

There are more than 300 species of warts. The distinctive feature of these types of warts is generally image-based. Common warts (verruca vulgaris) are usually small, puffy areas of skin, usually round, with a rough skin surface that looks like cauliflower. Usually, these warts are seen on the hands, elbows and knees.
Plain warts are warts that are usually yellow in color and appear on the hands and face. It is often seen in children. Plantar warts are warts that appear on the feet, usually on the sole, heel, 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 be seen on the lips, inside the cheeks and nose, in the airways and in the genital areas.

How Are Warts 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, electrocauterization, cryotherapy (liquid nitrogen) applications and laser applications. Electrocauterization is performed for areas such as mouth, scalp, face, neck and elbow. Surgical procedures may be required to treat some warts.

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