Wart Removal Specialist Q&A
Warts can be stubborn and sometimes painful but with proper medical treatment, you can get rid of them. Come to Minit Medical Urgent Care. Call us today or visit us online to book an appointment. For more information, please call us or book an appointment. We have convenient locations to serve you in Kahului HI, Kihei HI and Lahaina HI.
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Minit Medical Urgent Care offers many healthcare services for non-life-threatening emergencies. Our team of specialists has the advanced medical training required to treat conditions including bone breaks, sprains, cuts, lacerations, burns, illnesses and more. In addition to this, we can also treat cases of warts that won’t go away on their own. Please continue reading to learn about what one of our wart removal specialists at Minit Medical Urgent Care can do for you!
If a wart or a patch of warts doesn’t seem to be diminishing with time, you can seek medical care at a physician’s office or walk-in clinic. Doctors can remove warts quickly using the following treatments:
Salicylic acid is a strong prescription-strength medicine used for wart removal. This acid is powerful enough to remove layers of the wart one by one. This method will take anywhere from two to three months. When combined with freezing therapy, your wart can fall off within a few weeks.
Cryotherapy treatment involves applying liquid nitrogen onto your wart which causes it to fall off. After a few treatments, the dead tissue will begin to break up and dry out. Typically this type of treatment won’t leave a scar, but it may take time for your sore to fully heal and return back to normal.
A pulsed-dye laser treatment has also proven to be effective in some cases of wart removal. This laser works to cauterize small blood vessels forcing the tissue to die. Similar to cryotherapy, the dead tissue will fall off causing the wart to fall off as well.
If your wart is being stubborn and refuses to fall off, your doctor may choose to cut it off. This is a very minor surgery that involves cutting the wart with a small, sterilized scalpel. To reduce pain, your physician will ensure the area has been numbed with a topical numbing agent.
Immunotherapy injections can be given to people who have warts and a weakened immune system. This is an ideal option for people who continue to have recurring warts that don’t seem to go away easily. The immunotherapy injection contains special antigens that will boost your body’s immune system and help fight off the wart.
Picking off a wart at home is ill-advised. Not only is picking at warts painful, but the roots of the wart will also likely stay. This means that the wart will just continue to grow back and you will put yourself at risk of developing an infection. Additionally, this can cause major unnecessary scarring. If your wart is bleeding, we recommend you go seek care from a licensed physician.
No! Warts are one of the most common skin growths and they cannot become cancerous. This type of skin growth is caused by the human papillomavirus.
Key signs you should be concerned about a wart and seek medical advice for include:
– The wart changes color
– They don’t respond to at-home treatment
– You have an already weakened immune system
– You’re unsure if it’s a wart or a more dangerous skin growth
If you or your child has a wart that needs to be looked at, consider booking a same-day appointment with Minit Medical Urgent Care or walk into our clinic anytime during our business hours. Warts can be a major annoyance and pain that we want to help get rid of. Our team is passionate about providing our community with effective, quick, and seamless treatments. If you have any further questions about Minit Medical Urgent Care and our wart removal specialists, please feel free to give us a call! We look forward to hearing from you soon and helping you get back on your feet as soon as possible. We serve patients from Lahaina HI, Kahului HI, Kihei HI, Launiupoko HI, Olowalu Hi, Wailuku HI, Kula HI, Makawao HI, Paia HI, Wailea HI, Haiku HI and Waihee-Waiehu HI.