Posts for: May, 2019
Are you suffering from a wart and need a consultation from your Edina, MN, doctor?
Human papillomavirus (HPV) causes growths on the skin called warts. There are several types of HPV and warts manifest themselves in various places on the body, like the hands or genital area. Dr. Whitney Tope has experience dealing with dermatological issues, such as warts.
More About Warts:
Plantar Warts: This flesh-colored wart appears more commonly on the sole of children's feet and hands.
Genital Warts: This wart is flesh-colored, pink, or red appears in the genital or pubic area
Flat warts: This wart appears as a smoother, flatter and smaller wart that is more commonly manifested in teenagers.
There are several treatment options for dealing with warts, but make sure you consult your Edina dermatologist before making any decisions. There are several medications, like bleomycin. Doctors inject bleomycin into the wart to kill the virus. Other medications include imiquimod, which is an immunotherapy drug that helps the immune system fight off the wart.
- Freezing: Freezing, also called cryotherapy, is when you expose the wart to liquid nitrogen to freeze the wart.
- Salicylic acid: This is a type of over-the-counter treatments that comes in several forms, like gel, ointments or pads and contains salicylic acid.
- Minor surgery: Surgery should be the last resort after exhausting other therapies. One type of surgery is laser surgery which is used to destroy the wart.
Your Edina Doctors can give you a Consultation:
Warts should not go unnoticed. If you have any questions or concerns, make sure you contact your Edina, MN, dermatologist today! Call Dr. Whitney Tope at (952) 746-6090.