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Warts

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There are various kinds of wart, or verruca, but each consists of an overgrowth of skin-papillae and the overlying epidermis and so belongs to the type of tumor described as a papilloma.

The common wart occurs most frequently in children, favorite sites being the back of the hand, the fold between the fingers and the knuckles, but they may also occur on the face, the sole of the foot and elsewhere.

Naturally it is yellowish in color but frequently is brown or black from ingrained dirt; this happens when the surface of the wart is roughened. But the surface may be smooth, and then the wart is generally flattened; otherwise it rises abruptly from the sound skin.

The common wart is contagious, but the vims that produces it has not been identified. The period of incubation may last as long as six months. Warts on the hand may infect the sole of the foot, the face and other parts.

In children a wart frequently disappears without treatment. A recent wart may be treated with an ordinary com plaster or by painting on collodium callosum daily for some time. Older warts are best treated by applying glacial acetic acid daily for a short time. This can be done with the end of a match. If the skin around becomes inflamed the application should be interrupted for a day or two.

Fuming nitric acid and lunar caustic are also used for this purpose, but are unsatisfactory in inexpert hands. If a wart resists simple treatment it can removed by a doctor by freezing with carbonic acid snow, electrolysis, ionization, the cautery, or X-rays.

A seborrheic wart occurs in elderly people or in those with a greasy skin. Its nature is different from that of the common wart. It is flattened and brownish or black in color and most often appears on the trunk, although it can occur elsewhere.

If irritated it may become cancerous in character. These warts can be removed by carbonic acid snow, radium or X-rays. Any attempt to remove them by caustics is dangerous.

Venereal warts are such as occur about the external genital organs. They are soft and vascular, and bleed easily. They may give rise to an offensive discharge. The parts should be kept very clean and strong alum solutions or some other astringent remedy may be used, but treatment by X-rays is much more comfortable.

The cadaveric, anatomical or butcher’s wart is caused by an invasion of the skin by the tubercle bacillus. It should be cutout. This is the best treatment also for the warts that occur in paraffin and tar workers.

Application and treatment:

Treat warts via electrode pads placed on either side of the affected area for 30 to 60 minutes. Expect rapid results.

Some minor pain may be felt during sessions, if so, follow with detox frequencies for at least 15 minutes.