Minneapolis Wart Removal:
Warts are skin growths due to various subtypes of human papilloma virus (HPV). Anyone may be affected, though people with slight deficiencies or suppression of their immune system are predisposed. The virus can be spread through skin to skin contact.
Wart removal is possible in a variety of ways- from simple topical applied medications that are not painful (typically used in children), to liquid nitrogen (cyrotherapy), to various modes of laser and surgery, as well an injections (immunotherapy).
Through experience, I have noted that a combination of therapy in the doctor’s office combined with at-home treatment can significantly hasten wart removal (saving my patients time, money and expensive office visits!).
This is the regimen that I typically recommend for treatment of resistant warts on the hands or feet. (if no allergies or contraindications.)
1.At night, shower or soak the affected area in warm water in order to soften the skin. Apply over-the-counter salicylic acid cream or salicylic acid plaster. (If your doctor has prescribed you Aldara — a cream that stimulates the immune system — you may use that instead of the salicylic acid). Then cover with duct tape or bandage overnight.
2. In the morning, remove the cream and file wart with emery board or pumice stone
3. Re-cover with medicine + bandage and leave on throughout the day.
Contact Tareen Dermatology to learn more about wart removal or schedule an appointment.