Warts come in several different types, and can have different shapes and sizes. Warts are often found on your hands and feet, and can be both uncomfortable and embarrassing. You don’t want anyone to know that you have warts!
That makes this skin condition exactly the kind of problem that it’s easy to ignore, hoping your symptoms will simply go away on their own. If you do take steps to try and resolve the issue, you might get individual warts treated, or use over-the-counter wart freezing kits.
You might be able to remove one occurrence with these types of treatments, but warts are more than just the surface skin symptoms. Warts actually occur due to viral infections, and can be a stubborn condition to fully eradicate.
For professional and effective help and support with warts, get in touch with board-certified podiatrist Dr. Steve Sharlin and his team at The Foot Care Group. With locations in Hinsdale, Libertyville, and the Streeterville area of Chicago, Illinois, we’ve got you covered when it comes to wart care. Work with Dr. Sharlin, and your warts will definitely go away!
Why warts won’t go away on their own
Different viral agents that can cause warts include the upwards of 150 strains of the human papillomavirus (HPV). You might have plantar warts on your feet, or palmar warts on your hands. The areas between your fingers or your toes are very common locations to spot warts.
Warts, especially plantar warts on your feet, can become extremely painful due to abnormal buildup of keratin. Your skin could even start to crack and bleed as a result.
It is true that individual warts can go away on their own. Warts are a chronic condition that can seem to come and go. It seems like you’re done with warts for good, and then you have another outbreak, as the underlying viral infection flares back up.
Warts are also highly contagious. Your warts can spread from one part of your body to another. And, you can easily give warts to people you share living spaces with, especially if you share socks, towels, or go barefoot in communal spaces.
Treating your warts effectively
Over-the-counter anti-wart treatments rarely get below the surface when it comes to dealing with the viral cause of skin changes. In contrast, when Dr. Sharlin and his team treat your warts, they target the underlying cause, not just the superficial symptoms.
Working with Dr. Sharlin on your wart problem means that you won’t continue to experience recurrence after you’ve completed your treatment. You benefit from professional-grade treatment options, including topical prescription medicines, curettage, or cryotherapy with liquid nitrogen.
For real, effective treatment options that will get rid of your warts for good, get in touch with Dr. Sharlin and the team at The Foot Care Group of Hinsdale, Libertyville, and Chicago, Illinois today. You can book an appointment by calling now, or schedule at your convenience with our online booking tool.