Wart Treatment Specialist

Raintree Healthcare

Primary Care Practices & Pediatric Care located in Allen, TX

Warts, or flesh-colored bumps that often protrude from your skin, can be embarrassing and spread to other parts of your body. If you notice a wart on your skin, primary care physicians Yuri Cook, MD, FAAP, Hoang Ho, MD, and the expert team at Raintree Healthcare can safely remove it at the office in Allen, Texas. Schedule your wart treatment over the phone or online today.

Wart Treatment Q&A

What are warts?

Warts are flesh-colored skin growths caused by human papillomavirus (HPV). Different types of warts include:

  • Genital warts
  • Flat warts
  • Common warts
  • Plantar warts (on the feet)

Treatment may be necessary to get rid of warts and prevent them from spreading to other areas of your body.

What do warts look like?

The appearance of warts can vary, depending on what type of wart you have. They might look like:

  • Rough, raised skin patches
  • Small, flesh-colored grainy bumps
  • White, tan, or pink bumps
  • Flesh-colored bumps containing black dots

If your wart doesn’t go away on its own, bothers you, or is embarrassing, see the Raintree Healthcare team for an evaluation and wart removal.

What are risk factors for warts?

The HPV that causes warts spreads from person to person. Factors that increase your risk of getting them include:

  • Being a child or young adult
  • A weak immune system
  • Having HIV/AIDS
  • Receiving an organ transplant
  • Exposure to someone with warts
  • Walking barefoot in communal areas

To diagnose warts, your Raintree Healthcare provider inspects your skin. They might scrape off a skin growth’s top layer or remove a small section of it for a biopsy, to rule out cancerous growths.

How are warts treated?

Your personalized wart treatment plan is based on the type and size of the wart. Your Raintree Healthcare specialist might recommend:

Home treatments

Using home wart treatments containing salicylic acid can eliminate warts over time.

Prescription wart medicines

Your doctor might recommend prescription-strength wart medicines containing salicylic acid to remove warts layers at a time or combine this treatment with freezing. They may suggest trichloroacetic acid, which is stronger than salicylic acid, for in-office use.

Cryotherapy

Cryotherapy involves freezing the wart to eliminate it. Your doctor applies liquid nitrogen to the wart to destroy it, and over time, it scabs and falls off.

Laser treatments

Laser energy can destroy wart tissues, causing it to dry out and go away over time.

Surgical removal

Your Raintree Healthcare specialist can complete minor surgery to cut away a wart and prevent it from returning.

Don’t live with warts that are embarrassing or may spread to other parts of your body. To schedule wart treatment with Raintree Healthcare, call, or book online today.