General Summary

Warts are common benign skin growths caused by viruses. Different warts require different treatments; some require mild topical treatments, while others are more resistant to treatment and require repeated aggressive treatment or surgical removal. Orlando Dermatologist Kathleen Judge offers a wide range of wart removal treatment options including:

  • Salicylic Acid Products (e.g. drops, gels, pads and bandages)
  • Liquid Nitrogen Treatment (Cryosurgery)
  • Surgical Removal (For large or painful warts)

Please be aware that because warts are benign viral growths, they can continue to appear over time, and it is common for them to recur after any type of treatment. There is no way to prevent the recurrence of treated lesions or the growth of new lesions.

Dr. Judge Answers Questions About Warts

What is a wart?

What is it made of?

Do you grow more skin cells or do the ones you have just grow weird?

Are warts contagious?

How does the virus spread?

How long after you’re exposed to the virus do warts show up?

Once you have warts, do you always have them?

Why would they go away on their own?

If you had them when you were a kid and they went away, is it possible that you’ll get them again?

Are there different types of warts?

So, it’s the same virus causing different kinds of warts?

Are there any anti-viral medications that work?

Dr. Judge Answers Questions About Wart Treatments

How do we treat warts in our office?

Is freezing the only way that we treat them?

How effective are these treatments?

Are there any laser treatments for warts?

What’s different about the blood vessels in a wart than what’s in your regular skin?

If we have the lasers, why wouldn’t we use them?

Are there any other treatments that we don’t use?

Are there any over-the-counter treatments that you recommend?

Is there anything you want to add?

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