Warts are small, grainy growths that can occur anywhere on the skin. They most often appear on the fingers, hands, and arms. Caused by the HPV virus, warts are mildly contagious from person to person and can be transmitted through casual skin contact and shared items such as towels and washcloths. While warts will heal on their own with time and are generally harmless, many people choose to have them removed through cryosurgery.
- Small, grainy bumps with clearly defined borders
- Flesh-colored with tiny black dots, which are small, clotted blood vessels
- Rough to the touch
When to see a doctor for warts:
- Growths are painful or change in color or appearance
- Growths are bothersome and interfere with activities
- Warts persist, spread or recur despite at-home treatment
- You aren’t sure whether the growths are warts
Cryosurgery for Wart Removal
If you are suffering from warts that are bothersome, spreading, or embarrassing, head into Range Urgent Care. Our medical team is available 7 days a week to evaluate your skin’s condition and determine the best course of treatment. If necessary, we are able to perform cryosurgery (sometimes called cryotherapy) for wart removal. Cryosurgery is a minimally invasive treatment that uses extreme cold to freeze and destroy abnormal tissue.