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7 Information about warts that are not true - and not everyone knows

7 Information about warts that are not true - and not everyone knows

Because they are quite common in the general population, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity or social class, warts generate all kinds of information exchange between people. But not everything that is spoken is true.

Often, something that was heard in passing is repeated in half, distorting what was said initially and generating disinformation. Very personal perceptions, such as the pain you feel when undergoing a dermatological procedure, generate a general conviction that everyone will feel the same pain.

The following is some non-truthful information about warts:

It is not always necessary to remove a wart

Although not a medical emergency , the warts should be removed as soon as possible. If this is not done, they can spread through the body, making late healing much more difficult, or infecting other people, since they are transmissible, especially through touch.

Precisely because of the transmission potential, must attend swimming pools of clubs, gyms and other environments of common use. Here is one more reason to remove them: to be able to regain normal social life, without fear of spreading the virus.

Warts removal is very painful

First, the sensation of pain is something very personal, and what is very painful for one person may be just a minor hassle for another. It is also necessary to consider that there are several methods for the removal of warts, each with its particularity.

After diagnosed by a dermatologist, the wart will receive treatment according to its type, the location of the body in which it is and the age of the patient. When the wart is classified by the dermatologist as vulgar or plantar, it can be removed at home with a medicine such as Pointts, which has been shown to be clinically as effective as freezing by liquid nitrogen used in clinics and hospitals.

The Pointts Warts Removal System freezes the center of the wart, eliminating it quickly. Upon contact of the sponge applicator with the medicine on the wart, the skin turns white and feels cold on the spot, as well as some burning and pain. When the applicator is removed, the signals decrease rapidly. Within a period of 10 to 14 days, the wart loosens and a new layer of skin forms.

In some cases a reapplication of the product may be necessary after two weeks. In total, up to four applications with a two-week interval between them can be made to remove a wart. If the problem persists afterwards, the patient is advised to check with the doctor who made the initial diagnosis.

Whoever has had warts once will not have them again

Reinfection is possible.

Who has had common or plantar warts once can do homemade treatments on their own when new warts appear

Remove a wart at home without a dermatologist's diagnosis is not indicated. There are several subtypes of the virus that causes the warts and you need to investigate the injury to decide how the treatment will be. Most often, the lay patient is not able to differentiate the wart from a more serious or cancerous lesion.

Child has no wart

The opposite is true: children often have warts, adults. This is because the warts are caused by a virus, the Human Papilloma Virus (known as HPV), which infects the upper layer of the skin and lodges more easily in lesions or cuts. Children are always running, scratching and suffering accidental cuts, that is, they are the perfect habitat for warts.

A true wart does not cause pain

If it is located on parts of the body that put pressure, such as on the soles or soles of the feet, the warts can hurt and even itch.

Wart is a type of pint

O wart name is popularly used to refer to different types of skin changes, including pints.

Warts are lesions caused by a virus, while pints are marks on a person's skin that may be both benign (those of birth or normal development in adult life) and cancerous lesions or pre-cancerous.


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