Treatment of Common and Genital Warts in San Antonio and Boerne
Our Wart Clinics in San Antonio and Boerne are specialized in treating common and genital warts
You will be first carefully examined by a dermatologist with years of experience in treating common warts and genital warts
Our wart experts have treated thousands of patients successfully
Our Wart experts utilize the latest technology to remove the common warts and genital warts
Common warts and genital warts are very common skin diseases caused by the virus called Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). Approximately over 50,000 people from South Texas including San Antonio and Boerne is affected by the common and genital warts yearly. Warts can affect any area of the body including hands, feet (plantar warts), around the nails, legs, arms and genitalia (genital warts).
Common Warts are relatively common among children of school age in South Texas. Warts are contagious, and they may spread to other areas, especially in case of genital warts. “It is important to not touch the warts or try to remove them since it may spread the warts to surrounding areas”, said Dr. Ghohestani, a renowned dermatologist and director of Texas Institute of Dermatology.
Over the counter treatments are, usually, ineffective for treatment of warts, especially if the common or genital warts are older than few weeks. According to Dr. Ghohestani, the freeze spray, available through CVS or Walgreen pharmacies, are not only ineffective but since using those sprays do damage the surrounding normal skin more than warts, the partially treated warts may easily spread.
First-line therapies include application of a keratolytic agent (Salicylic Acid) that gradually removes the wart. Sometimes, management of warts can be frustrating. Bleomycin, Tazarotene gel, Zyclara, Aldara and Cantharidin are also used for recalcitrant warts (Verruca Vulgaris). Co2 laser is among the latest technology to remove warts, and this technique has been used at our San Antonio Wart Clinic.
Freezing could offer the best result when performed aggressively, or up to 30 seconds for two cycles. Cryofreeze has been used for management of common and genital warts. This method can be combined with usage of topical ant-wart creams.
At our San Antonio and Boerne Wart clinics, you will be seen by an experienced dermatologist who will carefully examine the warts and then offer various treatment options including Co2 laser, AFT laser, cryofreeze, shave removal, and topical creams. Our staff successfully treats warts on a daily basis and are experienced in treating common and genital warts that have failed to respond to over the counter creams, or other treatment options.
Preventive measures to avoid common and genital warts:
- Avoid direct touch of the warts, both common and genital warts
- Avoid walking on bare feet, especially if the area is wet
- Wash hands when you go to the gym and after touching the instruments
- Avoid unprotected sexual intercourse in the case of genital warts
- Avoid oral sex in the case of genital warts, it may cause throat or laryngeal cancer
- Look for warts on fingertips, palms, before shaking hands!