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Warts & Molluscum

Warts and molluscum are both caused by viruses on the skin, warts by one of 60 subtypes of Human Palilloma Virus and molluscum by a virus called Molluscum Contagiosum.

Wart:

A wart is typically a raised growth on the surface of the skin. Warts are usually round or oval and rough, but may be flat or smooth. Plantar warts occur on the surface of the feet and may cause pain and discomfort. Warts can spread to other areas of the body or be passed to other people. They can cause emotional stress and embarrassment.

 

Molluscum:

These are small, painless, pearl-like papules. They may appear anywhere on the body except the soles of the feet and palms of the hands. They are common in children and spread easily from person to person. The papules may occur in lines, where a person has scratched and caused them to spread.

What We Do

It’s important to get questionable spots looked at by a board certified dermatologist to confirm the diagnosis of a wart or molluscum. Treatments include acids, cryotherapy (freezing), chemical agents, and surgical excision.

To ensure the safety of our patients & staff, our office will be offering Telemedicine appointments only until further notice. If you currently have an appointment scheduled over the next few weeks, our staff will be reaching out to you to reschedule or set up a Telemedicine appointment with Drs. Hooper & Jackson. If your needs are urgent, please call our office at 504-895-3376. For all other inquiries regarding refill requests, follow-ups, or other medical concerns, please send us a message through our patient portal or email us at frontdesk@audubondermatology.com . As always, we place the health and safety of our patients first & foremost. Our primary goal is to keep all of us healthy & safe. Sincerely, Drs. Hooper & Jackson
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