COMMON WARTS & MOLLUSCUM REMOVAL - GRETNA
What Are Warts?
Warts are skin lesions caused by an infection by HPV (human papillomavirus). This skin issue can go away on its own; however, if you have a wart that is causing pain or discomfort, we recommend you see one of our certified dermatology providers for wart treatment. While more likely to be found on your hands and feet, warts can grow anywhere on the skin. There are several types of warts including “common warts” which are probably what you think of when you think of warts. Common warts are warts found on the hands and feet and feel like small, hard bumps.
Warts are contagious and typically spread through direct skin-to-skin contact or through objects that have been in contact with someone with warts. It is important not to scratch the infected area as this can also cause warts to spread throughout your body. If you’re looking to have your warts treated, call MOD Dermatology for a skin evaluation.
What Is Molluscum?
Molluscum is a virus that is spread by skin-to-skin contact. They usually look like flesh-colored bumps on the skin. Unlike warts which are caused by HPV, molluscum contagiosum (also known as water warts) is caused by a virus related to smallpox. While most common in children, anyone can experience this skin condition. Those in warm, humid climates are more susceptible to getting molluscum. Treatment options are available if desired.
If you have warts or Molluscum and you desire treatment, our specialists at MOD Dermatology have years of experience treating both of these conditions. Call our office today to schedule your appointment!