Warts are common viral infections caused by the human papilloma virus (HPV). There are many different strains of this virus causing different types of warts.
There are many possible ways to treat warts but there is no single perfect treatment. Sometimes several different treatments are needed to get the warts to go away completely, therefore multiple visits are usually required.
Doctor Heidi offers multiple in-office treatments:
Cryotherapy is cold spray (liquid nitrogen) used to freeze the wart. It may cause a blister. Multiple treatments are needed about one month apart.
Candida ("yeast") Injections
Extract of the common yeast (Candida) that cannot cause an infection but will stimulate the immune system to recognize the wart virus and attack it. Multiple injections may be needed.
Cantharidin (blistering agent)
Compounded wart formulations containing blistering agents to treat warts. These products can be irritating and may cause a blister. Multiple treatments are needed about one month apart.
After numbing the area the wart will be surgically removed.
Dr. Heidi will also recommend at-home treatments that you can do in between office visits to help treatments be more effective.