Multiple treatments are available for warts, but no single treatment is consistently highly effective. Multiple visits and combination therapy are usually necessary for success.
Warts are common benign growths caused by human papilloma virus (HPV) infection. The estimated incidence of infection is 10% in children and young adults. The peak incidence is age 12-16 years. Common sites include the hands, periungual skin, elbows, knees and plantar surfaces. Transmission is by simple contact, often at sites with small skin breaks, abrasions or other trauma. Local spread is often by autoinoculation. The course is highly variable; although spontaneous resolution over time is usually the rule. Warts in the immunocompromised patient can be widespread, intractable and chronic.
Please call us at 630-596-8045 or contact us online to schedule an appointment today. Dr. Basko and her team will gladly discuss the different wart treatment options and help determine the best course of action for you or your child.