Warts

Warts, caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV), are common skin growths characterized by their rough texture and appearance. As a dermatologist, diagnosing warts involves recognizing their distinct features, which can vary depending on the type of HPV involved and the location on the body. While warts are typically benign, they can be unsightly and cause discomfort, especially if they develop on weight-bearing areas like the soles of the feet.

Treatment options for warts aim to remove the lesion while minimizing scarring and recurrence. Various modalities such as topical medications, cryotherapy, and surgical excision may be employed, often tailored to the individual patient and the characteristics of the wart. Additionally, immunotherapy agents like intralesional injections can stimulate the body's immune response to target and eliminate the virus.

Patient education is paramount in wart management, as it helps set realistic expectations regarding treatment outcomes and potential side effects. Emphasizing the importance of maintaining good hygiene practices and avoiding behaviors that may spread the virus is essential in preventing recurrence and transmission to others. By providing comprehensive care and addressing patients' concerns, dermatologists play a crucial role in effectively managing warts and improving the overall well-being of their patients.

Nashville Dermatology Physicians

Address

1001 Health Park Drive Suite 470,
Brentwood, TN 37027

Monday  

7:00 am - 4:00 pm

Tuesday  

7:00 am - 4:00 pm

Wednesday  

7:00 am - 4:00 pm

Thursday  

11:00 am - 6:00 pm

Friday  

Closed

Saturday  

Closed

Sunday  

Closed