When you have a wart, you might be tempted to remove it yourself; however, this is not always a good idea. First, because you are inexperienced in removing warts, your attempts might spread the wart, causing additional problems to happen to other areas of your body. Specifically, avoid clipping, scratching, or cutting the wart’s skin.
The removal method the PCP chooses depends on the wart’s location, size, and extent of spread. Most people are uncomfortable with getting their warts treated on their faces; however, you should treat warts regardless of where they are to prevent spreading.
Now, when should you see a PCP for removing your wart?
- The wart is painful
- The wart is growing fast
- Warts are quickly spreading
- The wart is affecting your self-esteem
- The wart is not something you are comfortable having
When you pick or scrape the wart’s skin, you encourage the spread of the virus to other areas, multiplying warts.
What Happens When You Visit a Primary Care Physician?
During the consultation meeting, the PCP will examine the wart and determine the best removable method. He might recommend the use of salicylic acid for warts on the hands, feet, knees, or legs. Make sure to follow the recommended application method.
Other options are cantharidin treatment, liquid nitrogen treatment, and burning the wart when it doesn’t respond to other treatment options.
The treatment time might take weeks or longer for warts to completely disappear. It’s essential to follow the PCP’s recommendations to remove all warts successfully.
The most significant benefit of using a PCP is that you won’t have scared tissues after your wart removal. Also, the method used doesn’t spread the virus that happens with warts.
If you are in need of a professional PCP that can remove your wart, you have come to the right place! PCP For Life has multiple locations and expert physicians to help with all your medical needs. From start to end, we will ensure your experience with us is the best. To learn more about what we can do to help or to schedule an appointment, call us today at 281-968-4096. Our friendly staff will gleefully answer any questions you have and schedule appointments for you and your family!