Treatment for Common Warts at CDCRI San Diego
Have you ever gotten a wart? They appear as if magic, sprouting up out of nowhere to create an unsightly growth on the skin. Have you ever gotten a wart and wanted an effective way to treat it? California Dermatology and Clinical Research Institute in San Diego offers clinical research trials of amazing new treatments for warts on the skin.
What are Skin Warts?
Everyone has seen warts before, but what actually causes warts? Warts are an infection on the outermost layer of the skin that is usually caused by contact with some type of virus. These viruses are usually in the HPV (human papillomavirus) family of viruses. The virus usually penetrates the skin through a small scratch or cut, and the virus then causes a quick growth of the skin cells that then create the wart.
what causes common warts and how do you people get warts?
As we stated above, warts are caused by contact with an HPV virus, so the greater question is how do people come in contact with an HPV virus? Oftentimes it comes from touching another person who has warts, such as by shaking hands with them. Sometimes you can also get warts by coming in contact with an object that is carrying the virus, such as a towel that a wart carrier recently used.
The virus needs a small nick or cut to get under the skin, so that is why it usually occurs on the fingers. Fingers are very susceptible to getting small cuts. Also, shaving cuts can create an opening for warts as well, so some women can get warts on their legs and men can get warts on their face.
Some people have a genetic predisposition to getting warts, as their immune system is not as potent and efficient in fighting off the HPV virus that causes warts. That can lead to certain people often getting warts while others have never had a wart in their life.
Fight Warts and Wart Removal from California Dermatology and Clinical Research Institute in San Diego
California Dermatology and Clinical Research Institute in San Diego specialize in research studies for patients with dermatological issues and skin care needs, including warts. If you are a qualified patient with warts, come to CDCRI in San Diego for amazing treatment from our research team. We have the latest and greatest treatments for warts at our facility, all for free! If you are interested in participating in a warts research trial, contact California Dermatology and Clinical Research Institute today!