Warts

Treatment of Warts

Warts (Latin verrucae) are, under certain circumstances, contagious, small, sharply limited, benign skin growths of the upper skin layer (epidermis). Warts usually occur on the fingers, the soles, the face or in the genital area. The cause of a wart is an infection with the human papillomavirus. Exceptions are so-called molluscum contagiosum behind which is a pox virus.

Age warts, however, are benign genetically-induced cornification disorders of the skin.

There are several therapeutic options for the treatment of warts:

  1. Local therapy with tinctures, creams and special band-aids
  2. Freezing with liquid nitrogen
  3. Laser