Do you have unusual bumps on your fingers or hands? These may be warts. Warts are a common skin growth that frequently occur in children, young adults, and people with weakened immune systems. These growths are small, grainy bumps which may also have tiny patterns of black dots, which are actually clotted blood vessels. Extremity specialists at Ogden Clinic in Utah can diagnose warts and provide wart removal if necessary.
Warts are flesh-colored or pink bumps that generally go away on their own. If however, home remedies fail to remove your warts or they become bothersome it is best to see your doctor. Some signs that you need wart removal at Ogden Clinic in Utah include:
Ogden Clinic offers several different options for treating and removing warts. Two of the most popular wart removal options are:
Cryotherapy: Also known as freezing therapy, cryotherapy removes warts by freezing them with liquid nitrogen. Once the tissue is frozen, it will form a blister which will eventually slough off within a week. To effectively remove all warts, you may need repeat cryotherapy treatments or used in combination with other treatment options such as salicylic acid or zinc ointment. Cryotherapy has a few side effects including pain, blistering, and skin discoloration.
Laser treatment: : Laser treatment cauterizes (burns) tiny blood vessels inside of the wart, which will cause the infected tissue to die and fall off. Side effects of laser treatment include pain and scarring.
Do you have pink or tan bumps on your hands? Have they become painful or do they interfere with your daily activities? Warts are a common skin growth that can easily be treated or removed. Contact us at (801) 475-3000 for diagnosis and wart removal.