Warts: Eliminating Them Effectively

To address warts, it is crucial to determine the specific type affecting a patient before recommending a treatment.
Here are four common types of warts:
  • Common warts: Typically found on fingers and toes.
  • Plantar warts: Develop on the soles of the feet.
  • Genital warts: Occur in the anal or genital areas due to sexual contact.
  • Molluscum: Can appear anywhere on the body and are caused by the molluscum contagiousum virus.
Warts result from infections caused by Human Papillomaviruses (HPV), usually entering through cut or damaged skin. The 130 known HPV types often target specific body areas, leading to the common occurrence of warts on hands and feet. Skin damage or contact with an open wound can also trigger wart formation.
While warts are generally harmless and painless, they are contagious and aesthetically displeasing. Fortunately, effective treatments are available.

At Nigro Dermatology, our physicians identify the wart type and recommend an appropriate treatment based on its severity. Most applications are painless and non-surgical, minimizing scarring risks.

Warts are a very common condition for children. Let our board-certified pediatric dermatologist, Dr. James Nigro, diagnose and treat your child. He understands the specialized attention children need to address this condition effectively.

Wart Removal Techniques

Home remedies for wart removal may be found online, but professional assistance ensures a reliable approach. Our specialists employ various treatment options tailored to different wart types, including:
  • Cantharidin: A liquid blistering agent reducing pain and scarring.
  • Podophyllin: A painless treatment suitable for sensitive areas.
  • Cryotherapy: Using liquid nitrogen to “freeze” off the wart.
  • Additional wart treatments: Tailored solutions based on individual cases.


Christopher Romero
Christopher Romero
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Zaid Smair
Zaid Smair
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Carmen Keys
Carmen Keys
It's always a pleasant experience when I visit Dr. Nigro's office. She IS one of my MOST FAVORITE physicians to see. Her personality, her spirit, her pizazz is ALWAYS on point! Not to mention her GREAT staff!!! She's very attentive and KNOWS how to make her clients feel extra Special. Thank you Dr. Marjory Nigro!!!
Latosha West
Latosha West
Ms.Amanda is always nice and really patient with me and my skin condition helping to understand my lupus. Staff is kind as well.
Courtney Danile
Courtney Danile
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