Warts

LET´S TALK ABOUT WARTS

Warts can be

Unsightly

Painful

Frustrating

Persistent

Difficult to treat

Contagious

You could let a wart run its course if you´re willing to wait for months or even years. Or you could, improve shrink diminishit Vanish it.

No more:

Duct-taping

Treatments that burn or sting

Repeat freezing

Covering up

Having to explain yourself when asked: “What is thaaaaat?”

VANISH YOUR WARTS FOR GOOD

Warts are skin growths on the top layer of the skin.

They are often skin-colored and rough, but they can be dark, flat, and smooth.

Most people know that warts are unsightly and on occasion, painful. But only a few realize that they are caused by HPV (human papillomavirus).

The virus comes into contact with the skin, and then penetrates it through areas damaged by shaving, scratches or cuts, and even through picked hangnails. The virus causes an infection and the top layer of skin to grow rapidly, forming a wart.

After you’ve had contact with HPV, it can take two to six months of slow growth beneath the skin before you notice a wart.

What Do Warts Look Like?

Warts come in a wide range of shapes and sizes. A wart may be a bump with a rough surface, or it may be flat and smooth. Tiny blood vessels grow into the core of the wart to supply it with blood. In both common and plantar warts, these blood vessels may look like dark dots in the wart’s center.

A doctor can usually tell if a skin growth is a wart just with a visual exam. But if the growth doesn´t quite look like the typical wart, he or she may want to take a sample to look at under the microscope.

Warts can show up almost anywhere on the human body, but they tend to affect certain areas:

Common warts grow most often on the hands and fingers, but they can grow in other parts of the body, such as arms and legs.

Plantar warts grow on the soles of the feet.

Genital warts crop up in the pubic region.

Are Warts Painful?

Warts are usually painless. But warts can hurt if they are located on spots like the bottom of the feet, where you put pressure on them while walking or standing.

Will I develop a wart if I come into contact with HPV?

No, not everyone that comes in contact with HPV develops warts.

Can warts spread to other parts of the body?

Yes, you can re-infect yourself by touching the wart and then touching another part of your body. Scratching or picking at a wart to the point where it becomes irritated or bleeds makes it more likely to spread on your own body and be passed on to others

Are warts contagious?

Wart viruses are contagious. Warts can spread by coming in contact with the wart or through something that touched the wart, according to the American Academy of Dermatology.

Infecting another person

You can infect another person by sharing towels, razors, or other personal items. If the wart is in the nail area you can spread it by biting your fingernails. Finger warts are also problematic because the virus can be spread by direct contact

Hand warts, periungual warts, plantar warts, common wart or seed warts may sound alike but each of them has its own characteristics and may be treated differently.

Common warts or seed warts are the most common type of warts
Location: Skin surrounding the nails of the fingers.

  • Skin colored
  • Rough
  • Domed shaped
  • Characterized by black dots which are caused by the surrounding blood vessel

Plantar warts

In the beginning, it may look like a black puncture mark, but it changes appearance once it develops. The pressure put on your body weight while walking or standing can make them painful.

Location: Sole of the foot, toes (occasionally)

  • They can be ugly
  • They can be painful, due to pressure caused by walking
  • Brown, cauliflower-like appearance
  • Brown spot in the middle (occasionally)

Periungual warts

They first grow to the size of a pinhead, smooth and almost imperceptible. But they grow and change their appearance later on.

Location: Around the fingernails and toenails.

  • Pea sized
  • Rough irregular bumps
  • Cause the nails to elevate as the infection get worse
  • Severe cases may cause permanent nail deformation
  • Other complications may lead to fungal infection as the wart grows inside the nail plate

Facial warts (also known as filiform warts)

They can strike rapidly alone or as clusters. You may notice their presence when they spread to other areas of the face. They can get irritated if they grow in an area that is often rubbed.

Location: Face, neck, lips and around the eyelids

  • Shaped like leaves (“frond-like”)
  • Long and narrow
  • Painless
  • May itch and bleed

Flat warts, also known as juvenile warts

Skin colored (pink, light brown or yellow) and smoother than any other types of warts.

Location: Commonly located in the face, but they can also occur on the arms, necks and hands.

  • Common among children and young adults
  • Small flat growths
  • Pinhead sized
  • They may grow in hundreds clustered in one specific location
  • They may take a year to grow to a visible size

“I´ve used different treatments on my warts, but they usually come back…”

You may wait for a wart to go away on its´ own, but this may take months and even years.

Wart treatment doesn’t always work. Even after a wart shrinks or goes away, the wart may come back or spread to other parts of the body. This is because most treatments destroy the wart but don’t kill the virus that causes the wart.

Vanish it works by removing bacteria and leaving behind tiny particles that keep working on the skin, even after washing, preventing wart regrowth.

If left alone, a wart can take months and even years to go away. But it´s preferable to treat it since a wart can also grow and propagate to other parts of the body.

Common home treatments for warts:

1. Salicylic acid

Takes 2 to 3 months
Not always successful
Warts may come back

2. Duct tape

Takes 1 to 2 months
May need to be combined with other treatments
Warts may come back

3. Cryotherapy (OTC freeze treatments)

Several rounds of treatment may be needed
Often painful and uncomfortable
Warts may come back

When to see a doctor

  • If growths are painful or change in appearance or color
  • Id after trying home treatment warts persist, spread or come back
  • The growths are bothersome or interfere with activities
  • You have a weakened immune system due to immune-suppressing drugs, HIV/AIDS or other immune system disorders
  • You aren’t certain whether the growths are warts

Vanish it removes wart-causing bacteria, without irritation, redness or pain. It leaves tiny particles behind, which prevent wart regrowth even after you wash the area.