There are many myths that have been spread about warts for centuries, most of them untrue. These skin growths are common, but they are not spread from frogs or any other animals except humans. Warts are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV), and you can contract HPV through a cut or abrasion on the skin. Our dermatology team at LM Medical NYC offers wart removal and treatment at our clinic in Manhattan.
Warts are rough, raised growths on the skin. They do not pose a health risk, but many people are unhappy with their appearance. A wart can appear and disappear suddenly for no reason if you have HPV. A healthy immune system can help prevent new warts from appearing, even if you have HPV.
Warts Are Contagious
Warts are a common issue, especially in children. The condition is contagious, and it only takes a small cut in the skin to allow infection. Touching a wart can spread the virus to other areas of the body or to other people. Even using the same towel or other items as someone with warts can possibly spread the virus. It is recommended to cover warts to prevent spreading to other parts of the body or to other people.
Treatment for Warts
There are effective treatments for removing warts. Our dermatology team can recommend wart removal treatments that are safe and will leave little to no scarring. While there are over-the-counter treatments for warts, these are not always effective. Our board certified dermatologist, Dr. Morgan Rabach, can recommend wart treatment that will remove existing warts and help prevent further growths.
If you have warts you want removed, contact LM Medical NYC today. We can schedule a consultation with our expert dermatologist to discuss the best wart removal treatment at our clinic in Greenwich Village.