What is Wartz
Warts are small,grainy skin growths that are caused by various types of Human Papilloma Virus which are DNA viruses.
They are transmitted by touch.
Children and young adults are more commonly affected by warts.
Although warts can be on any part of body but commonly affected areas are:
A wart is a skin growth caused by some types of virus called the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV).There are more than 100 known types of HPV
HPV infects the top layer of skin , usually entering the body in an area of broken skin. The virus causes the top layer of skin to grow rapidly,forming a wart.
Most warts go away on their own within months or year
•Warts are generally skin colored though they can be darker or lighter than the skin colour.The surface may be smooth or rough.
•Shapes may also vary,some warts may be flat,others may be larger or fleshy or may be thin,long and cylindrical.
•They are small,fleshy or grainy bumps.
•They may occur singly or in multiples.
•They are flesh coloured,white,pink or tan.
•Rough to touch.
•Their presence on top of the skin warns of a deeper weakness or susceptibility that allows them to continue and flourish. While removing the wart creates a blemish-free skin, it does nothing to correct this underlying weakness – the person is still vulnerable to future health problems.
1.Common Warts or Verruca Vulgaris- These are firm,skin colour papules of various sizes with verrucous surface.These are most commonly present on the dorsum of hands and fingers.
2.Plain warts or Verruca Plana-It presents as skin colour,slightly raised,flat topped papules.These are usually present on the dorsum of hands and face of the children.
3.Filiform Warts-These are finger like projection with irregular surface and usually seen on the neck,face and scalp.
4.Plantar Warts-These are found on any part of the sole.The lesions are occasionally painful.These are skin-coloured with well defined areas and irregular surface.It has a clear cut margin.
5.Genital Warts or condyloma Acuminata-These are usually transmitted through sexual exposure.the condition presents as fungating masses of verrucous tissues on glans penis,corona,mucosal surface of prepuce ,in urinary meatus in males and on the vulva and vaginal openings in females.Due to moist area of genitals these tend to grow faster than the other variety.
6.Periungual Warts:-These warts grow under and around the toenails and fingernails.They look like rough bumps with an uneven surface and border and can affect nail growth.
Diagnosis can be made just by looking at it Skin Biopsy-Scrapping off the top layer of wart to look for the clotted blood vessels.
•Salicylic Acid Preparation-These are available as drops,gels,pads and plasters.
•Nonprescription Freezing method(cryotherapy or liquid nitrogen therapy)
•A more holistic approach is needed and this is where homoeopathy excels. By treating the wart as just one of the person’s health problems and prescribing a homeopathic remedy accordingly, widespread improvements are achieved and the underlying weakness repaired.
•When using homoeopathy for warts, good results are achieved when the remedy corresponds to the characteristics of the person as well as the shape and appearance of the wart.