Don't be embarrassed: Dermatology Specialists of Illinois can help remove them
DSI Telehealth Warts
Hi this is Doctor Khanna from dermatology specialists of Illinois. If you've got warts, we have the remedy for you. During The Covid 19 era we can't do or we're not doing in-person visits for warts but we can do a telehealth assessment and we can recommend prescription products that can really help get rid of your warts and you can work on it from the comfort and safety of your home. These visits are done by telehealth which is a virtual visit and that can be done through popular apps like facetime we can do it even through photographs and pictures. Just call us or text us at (847) 458-7546 and we'll connect you with a provider here at dermatology specialists of Illinois.
Warts are growths that occur when a virus infects the top layer of skin. These growths are most common on hands and feet, but can be found on any part of the body. They are typically skin-colored and rough, but may be dark and smooth. Women, men, and children with warts find gentle, effective treatment in Algonquin and Woodstock with Dr. Vikram (Vic) Khanna
and his team at Dermatology Specialists of Illinois
What causes warts?
This human papillomavirus enters skin through a tiny scratch, cut, or wound, triggering warts. The virus is contagious and spreads through contact with the wart itself, or by touching surfaces with which the wart had been in contact.
Women are more susceptible than men, and youths aged 12 to 16 are the highest risk group. Contributing factors include:
- Females have more delicate skin.
- Teens tend to bite nails and pick at cuticles and hangnails.
- Children have more physical contact with one another than adults.
- Kids play sports that lead to scrapes and cuts, and are in locker rooms, where the virus spreads easily.
When treatment for warts is warranted
Warts are not a health hazard, and they may disappear in time – possibly months or years. Once the surface skin has been infected with HPV, the virus remains permanently integrated in the DNA of skin cells. Even when it appears that the wart is resolved, it can sprout back up at any time.
Most people are embarrassed by the appearance of warts, and the growths can be uncomfortable where clothing rubs. Fortunately, a number of effective wart removal techniques are available. It is important to treat warts when they are smaller and weaker. When the tissue becomes thick and well-rooted, the wart is harder to treat.
Dermatology Specialists of Illinois in Algonquin and Woodstock at (844) 307-7546 to discuss removal of warts.