Wondering how to get rid of your warts?
Warts are common skin growths that will typically go away on their own without treatment; however, it can take years for this to happen. So, if you are in a hurry to get rid of the wart, or if the wart is in uncomfortable, painful or embarrassing spot such as the face or soles of the feet, then our Brandon, FL, physicians Drs. Joel and Elizabeth Biggers can help you get rid of the wart a whole lot faster.
Should I see a doctor about my warts?
As we mentioned, warts are harmless, benign growths that rarely cause problems; however, you may wish to turn to our Brandon, FL, doctors if,
- You are dealing with several warts
- Your warts are spreading
- Your warts are large or keep growing
- Over-the-counter medications and remedies aren’t helping
- Your warts hurt, crust over or bleed
- You have diabetes
- You develop warts on the face, soles of your feet or genitals
- You’ve never had warts before and you’re not sure if your growth is a wart
It is easy to mistake a growth or bump for a wart, so if you’ve never had warts before you may be looking up images online to try and figure out if you have a wart. It’s important that you know what you’re dealing with before you decide to treat it, as treating the wrong problem could lead to further issues.
How will a doctor treat my warts?
If you don’t want to wait until the wart goes away on its own, our Brandon, FL, medical team offers a few solutions for getting rid of the wart. The best treatment option will depend on the number of warts, as well as where they are located and how big they are. Common ways to treat and remove warts include,
Cryotherapy: Freezing the wart off with liquid nitrogen is one of the most common and easiest methods for treating warts. While you can find over-the-counter tools that will freeze off the wart at home, you may want to make sure that the procedure is performed safely under the care of a qualified medical professional. We can easily freeze the wart off at your next appointment.
Electrosurgery: Another way to remove a wart is by burning or scraping the growth away. This is a good option if you only need to treat one or a couple of warts (it’s not ideal if you are dealing with warts in multiple areas of the body).
Surgical excision: If other wart removal options haven’t worked and you find that your wart keeps returning, then surgical excision may be the most effective approach for preventing the wart from developing again in the future.
If you are dealing with warts that are unsightly or uncomfortable, our Brandon, FL, doctors can provide you with the treatment options you need. Call Biggers Family Medicine today at (813) 655-4646 to schedule an appointment.