Warts on dark skin

Warts are tumors or growths that occur on the skin due to the keratin component of it growing too fast. This is brought about by the Human Papilloma Virus that is contained in them and is the causing agent. There are contagious and therefore can be easily passed from one individual to another via skin to skin contact.

Few of the warts can lead to cancer like cervical and anal cancers. However, fortunately, most of the cancers are not harmful and in fact disappear on themselves. Classifying them as not harmful does not mean they are not unpleasant and irritating. In fact, they are a source of embarrassment especially when they appear in the most visible parts of the body like the face.
For light complexioned people mostly appear red in color and are therefore very visible. On the other hand, warts on dark skin are grey and sometimes dark in color and therefore not very visible. However, this does not mean that one rather live them. As I have indicated, some may be life threatening and need to be removed as soon as possible.
There are many methods that can be used to remove warts on dark skin. Among them is cryotherapy. It involves the use of liquid nitrogen to completely freeze the warts and kill the cells within them. Blisters then develop and after a couple of days, scabs are formed which fall off.
Another method that could be used is surgery. This is mostly applied in the case of the large and most stubborn warts. They are cut out with the help of a scalpel or blade under a local or general anesthesia. The major disadvantage of this method is that most warts that are removed this way often grow back.
A laser beam could be comfortably used to remove warts on dark skin. It burns the cells within the warts hence killing them. Electrocautery is another method that is close to laser beams. It involves the use of an electric current to kill the cells within the warts.
For those wondering which methods can be applied at home, there is the use of a duct tape. It is put on the warts and after a week or so, removed and the warts dipped in warm water for five minutes. They are then left open overnight and a new tape put over them the following day. This should be repeated until all the warts completely come off.

Further Warts Information:

wartsWarts Reading:

Removing Warts –  Are Warts Dangerous? –  Can warts turn cancerous?

Associated websites:

scabies.com –  ringworms.com –  liverspots.com –  age-spots-removal.comwarts.com

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