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Let Your Dermatologist Treat Your Warts

Warts are skin growths that can develop on any area of the body, but most common form on the hands. They are generally harmless, but can sometimes cause discomfort. Additionally, warts can spread to other areas of the body so it is best to let your dermatologist treat them to prevent warts from spreading. Dr. Jean-Denis Boucher or Dr. Sarah Green, the skilled dermatologists at Lone Star State Dermatology Clinic in Live Oak, TX, offer several wart treatments.


Types of Warts

Not all warts are the same. There are actually several different types of warts, but they are all caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). Some types of warts include:


Plantar Warts: Also called foot warts, plantar warts often form on the soles of the feet. They tend to be hard, flat, and rough with clusters of tiny black dots in the center of each wart. The black dots are actually clotted blood vessels. Since plantar warts form on the bottom of the feet, they can be painful when stepping or walking. Walking barefoot in damp public areas, such as locker rooms or pools, increases the risk of developing plantar warts.

Flat Warts: Flat warts can develop on various parts of the body and are usually very small in comparison to other types of warts. They are also usually smoother than other warts. Additionally, flat warts tend to form in groups or clusters rather than as one isolated wart.

Common Warts: These warts typically develop on the hands and fingers, but form on the feet sometimes as well. Common warts are raised rather than flat and tend to be hard and rough.


Wart Treatment and Prevention

There are many ways to treat warts. It is possible to try over-the-counter remedies, but professional treatment can provide faster results. Warts can eventually disappear on their own, you should seek treatment if warts have spread or are causing pain. We offer several treatments for warts at our practice in Live Oak. Treatment methods include topical medications, injectable medications, cryotherapy (freezing the wart), and surgical or laser removal.


Our experienced dermatologists can recommend a specific treatment to eliminate existing warts and prevent them from spreading. Some ways to reduce the risk of developing warts include:

  • Not going barefoot at public pools or in public bathrooms
  • Not sharing personal items with infected people
  • Wearing breathable shoes that fit properly
  • Keeping the feet clean and dry
  • Avoiding biting your nails


You do not have to live with painful or unsightly warts. Let your dermatologist treat them. Schedule an appointment with Dr. Boucher or Dr. Green for the treatment of your warts by calling Lone Star State Dermatology Clinic in Live Oak, TX, at (210) 469-7508.

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