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Warts / Corns

A wart is a small, rough growth resembling a cauliflower or a solid blister. It typically occurs on humans’ hands or feet but often in other locations. Warts are caused by a viral infection, specifically by one of the many types of human papillomavirus (HPV). There are as many as 10 varieties of warts, the most common considered to be mostly harmless

Warts Types:

  • Common Warts / Verruca Vulgaris- Skin coloured, greyish white rough growth with stalk like projection or appear as bunch from a single base( filiform wart).
  • Plane Wart/ Verruca Plana- Flat, smooth growths over face.
  • Plamo Plantae Warts- Present over palms and soles.
  • Genital Warts- They are sexually transmitted and seen over genital region.

Treatment:

Electrocautery, pairing with trichloroacetic acid application, cryotherapy.

CORNS:

It is thickened accumulation of dead skin over pressure bearing area of palms and soles. Most common predisposing factors- Ill fitting shoes, diabetes melitus over weight, patients with neuropathy.

TREATMENT:

Corn extration and for maintenance salicyclic acid based exfoliating agents given. Proper fitting MCR footwear is advised.

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