A wart is a texture that can appear anywhere. It looks like a solid blister and its appearance depends upon the thickness of the skin. It usually occurs in children and teenagers. Every 1 out of 3 children suffers from warts. It is not very common among adults.

Usually, warts tend to go away on their own within 1 to 5 years of time without medical treatment. However, some people might find it really unappealing to have warts that are large and more than one. Thus, people tend to opt for wart removal. 

Wart is more likely to be caused in people who have a weak immunity system. The most common types of warts include flat warts, pigmented warts, and plantar warts. If you observe any black spots in your wart you should not be alarmed.

There are various treatments available to treat warts. However, it is highly advisable to visit a skin specialist in London to get your wart treated. Your doctor might prescribe some over the counter medicines.

These creams or gels might consist of salicylic acid. However, it is important to protect the skin around the wart before applying any type of ointment. One can apply petroleum jelly or even corn starch around the skin of the wart to protect it.

Your doctor might even consider freezing the wart to get rid of it. This process is called cryotherapy. During this treatment, a frozen liquid, often nitrogen might be sprayed on the wart which will destroy the cells that keep the wart alive. Later, you might notice the formation of a blister which eventually scabs and falls out on its own. If the wart is large in size, your doctor will spray local anesthesia on it before treating it.

Surgery is also another option but a lot of people do not opt for this option. This method is not common a there is a risk of scarring. This might be considered as a last resort when you have tried everything else but nothing else works. Most warts can be treated by shaving off under local anesthesia.

After the procedure has been done doctors might recommend applying a specific ointment which will speed up the process and increase the wart’s clearing process. Some doctors also apply a substance which contains extract from an insect called blister beetle. This is accompanied by other chemicals and the area is covered by a bandage.

This process is painless but creates a blister which might be uncomfortable. This blister is formed in a way that it lifts the wart and the doctor can remove the dead part of the wart.

If a wart does not respond to standard treatments, a dermatologist will offer various other treatments. Bleomycin, or Blenoxane, can be injected into the wart which will kill the virus. Bleomycin is also used for treating certain types of cancer. Retinoids, derived from vitamin A, disrupt the wart's skin cell growth.

Certain antibiotics might be prescribed in the case of an infection.If one suffers from common warts which are found around the fingernails and toenails, may be difficult to eliminate completely or permanently.

However, even if the wart is gone but the virus remains recurrence is highly possible.

Author's Bio: 

Ryan Holman is a full-time blogger who is always passionate to explore new areas of writing. He believes that being unique is one of the best mantras of a successful writer. Nothing can stop him from uncovering the eccentric facts about everything!