Warts are very common. In fact, almost everyone experiences at some point in their lives. They are highly contagious and spread by contact from person to person. And although they are painless, unless you are on the soles of the feet, their dark appearance can be felt to be unsightly. But the good news is that warts are quite harmless and usually disappear by themselves within a couple of years.
Although treatment is not necessary for most warts and the wart itself will clear over time, some people feel the need to eliminate these unsightly growths. In addition, one of the other reasons that people are treated is because treatment helps prevent warts from spreading to other parts of your body and also to others. There are several types of treatment, and usually involve the physical destruction or chemical injury. Medical professionals have differing treatments they can offer, and these include keratolysis which is removal of dead surface skin cells usually using salicylic acid, blistering agents, immune modifiers or formaldehyde system.
-counter medications can remove warts. These are applied to the wart every day for several weeks. DO NOT use these medications on your face or genitals. It helps to file the wart when wet (eg after a bath or shower) before applying these medications. There are many options you can use to remove warts. Over the counter and going to your doctor. It depends on you on how you go about getting them removed.
Interestingly, placing duct tape over a wart may help fade. A small study had people wear duct tape for six consecutive days, and eliminate wet and scrape the wart with a file and reapply the tape the next morning. This was done until the wart disappeared, for no longer than two months. People who use tape so lucky rid of warts as the warts had been frozen out by a doctor. This method might be worth a try if you have a wart painlessly, however, unaesthetic. If there is pain there, you might not want to try the tape. You may want to wait until you have gone to see a doctor about it. Because if pain exists, you may be infected or something else. You need to contact a doctor to be on the safe side.
So while the warts are very common and most people experience at some point in their lives, and are caused by a viral infection that are usually harmless and disappear in a couple of years. And even though warts are actually benign tumors of the epidermis caused by a virus that is nothing to worry about. And keep in mind that warts are highly contagious, and if you do get one you have probably passed from person to person contact.