warts

Most people in Spring are familiar with warts, but don’t understand what causes them—or the fact that they are contagious. If you have a wart, treatment is essential to stop it in its tracks, but you must also be vigilant about keeping the wart contained to prevent it from spreading. Why Are Warts Contagious? Warts […]

Dr. Perri helps many different Spring-area patients seeking wart treatment. When the patient initially visits the office, the primary focus is on diagnosis and treatment. Once treatment begins to work, however, and the patient is thrilled to see the wart fading away, Dr. Perri receives another common question—“how can I prevent this from happening again?” […]

Has a small, itchy bump recently appeared on one of your fingers? You might have a wart. Warts are very common skin conditions caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV) and usually appear somewhere on the hands or feet. Warts are benign and usually harmless, but beware—they’re also quite contagious. If you’re not careful, that one […]

Warts are caused by any of over 100 different strains of the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) infects tiny cuts in the skin. The infection grows in the skin, and a wart is the result. But, that’s not the only way you can get a wart. Warts are highly contagious, and can be spread by contact with […]

Warts can be painful, itchy and embarrassing skin growths that occur when tiny cuts in the skin are infected with one of over 100 strains of the Human Papillomavirus. Many warts will disappear on their own, and this is especially true of warts on children. But because of the discomfort that warts often cause patients, […]

Warts are a skin condition that occurs when one of over 100 different types of the highly contagious Human Papillomavirus (HPV) come into contact with an open cut, even a very small one, and the cut becomes infected. While warts are benign and often harmless, without wart treatment they can easily spread to other parts […]

If you’re a Houston patient with a wart, you may be wondering, “How effective is wart treatment? Will my wart go away for good?” While it’s true that Houston dermatologists like Dr. Perri have a variety of wart treatment options at their disposal, not all wart treatment options are created equal. Some warts are just […]

Warts are painful, itchy and often embarrassing skin growths that can appear anywhere on your body, most commonly on your hands, fingers, and feet. The good news is that Houston dermatologists like Dr. Perri have several effective wart treatment options at their disposal to remove warts. The bad news is, sometimes even after wart treatment, […]

Warts, which are caused when over 100 different strains of the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) infect small cuts in the skin, are very contagious. You can inadvertently spread warts by touching warts and then touching other areas of your skin, or even touching or using something that has been in contact with a wart, like somebody […]

Let’s be honest – even though you may already know that warts are harmless in most cases, you still don’t want to go around with one on your body. Even in places that aren’t usually visible, warts can cause you to feel self-conscious, uncomfortable, and just like there is something wrong. When patients in Conroe […]

Epidermodysplasia Verruciformis (EDV) is a very rare genetic condition in which patients become almost covered in warts.  It is an autosomal recessive disorder meaning that both parents must have the trait for EDV in order to have a child with the disease.  On a molecular level, there is a defective gene for EVER 1 and […]

Heck’s disease is a rare condition in which the HPV virus 13 and 32 can cause small warts in the oral cavity.  These can occur on the lips, tongue, palate, and oral mucosa.  It is most commonly seen in children and young adults.  The warts do not really appear “warty” or verrucous but are very […]

Gardasil www.gardasil.com is a vaccine that can help prevent warts.  It is a quadrivalent vaccine meaning it protects against 4 types of HPV: HPV 6, 11, 16 and 18.  HPV 6 and 11 are the types which cause genital warts, thus developing immunity against these strains can decrease the chances of genital warts by 90%.   HPV 16 and 18 are […]

Condyloma (genital warts) are a very common sexually transmitted disease occurring in 1% of the population.  Many patients experience significant distress about having warts and are sometimes embarrassed to seek the help of a dermatologist.  I stress with my patients affected by condylomas that they should not be ashamed as it is very common and […]

Warts can occasionally turn into a verrucous carcinoma, which is a low grade cancer.  It can be viewed as a very well differentiated squamous cell cancer with low metastatic potential.  Typically, verrucous carcinomas are locally destructive as they enlarge and burrow into the muscle and bone.  The most common location for a verrucous carcinoma is […]

There are many different treatments that exist for warts.  In the past, most warts were excised as an office surgery.  However, this occasionally left a scar that could be more troublesome than the wart.  The recurrence rate of the warts is relatively high using this treatment modality as the HPV virus lives in the surrounding skin […]

Warts are very difficult to treat and most patients are unable to successfully remove their warts using just the over the counter Freeze Off Spray or Compound W.  The HPV virus is very resilient and multiple destructive modalities are usually needed to remove warts.  My typical treatment plan involves shaving down the dead skin of […]

Warts are one of the most common skin diseases I encounter in both my The Woodlands dermatology and Conroe dermatology offices.  All warts are caused by the human papilloma virus (HPV) and there are over 100 different types of the HPV virus, thus there are many different clinical presentations of warts.  Warts are infectious/contagious and […]