Do you suffer from warts? If so, you’re not alone. Nobody is immune to warts, and they can affect nearly anyone who walks this earth. That’s right, individuals of any age and race are susceptible to developing warts at any time during their life; however, there are individuals who are more prone to developing them.

What are warts?

Warts are a grainy skin growth that are usually small in size. They often affect areas of the hands, such as the fingers. Commonly, they’re rough to the touch and have small patterns of black dots within them, which are also known as seeds. These are clotted blood vessels and are harmless.

How do you get warts?

Warts are most commonly transmitted by touch. They are caused by a virus, which means young adults and children most frequently are affected by them. Also, people who have weak immune systems tend to develop warts more often than individuals with strong immune systems.

What are the symptoms of warts?

Warts usually look the same on all people; however, there are some which may look unfamiliar. You can expect to experience symptoms, such as:

  • A small, grainy and fleshy bump.
  • Usually white, pink, tan or flesh-colored.
  • Rough to the touch.
  • Commonly have sprinkles of black pinpoints within the wart.

How are warts treated?

Warts are routinely treated with cryotherapy treatment and/or salicylic acid prescriptions, depending on the severity. Keep in mind that every wart treatment is different for each individual.

When should you see a dermatologist?

If you have a wart that has been on your body for a significant amount of time, it is painful, changes in color or appearance, is bothersome, interfere with daily activities, have HIV/AIDS, have a weakened immune system or you aren’t sure you have a wart, it’s important to give our dermatologists in Boulder a call. We can help you resolve your wart issues. Call today or schedule an appointment online here.