What are Warts and Skin Tags?
Warts are usually symptoms of some form of the HPV virus and are typically found on the fingers, toes, elbows, knees, and more. They can also be found on the genitals. If they are left untreated, they can persist for several months or even years. That’s why it’s a good idea to have an experienced dermatology provider look at your warts and provide you with an effective treatment plan.
Skin tags are small, soft, slightly pigmented growths on the skin that are generally harmless, but some consider them annoying and irritating and choose to have them removed. They are made up of skin and tissue and are usually benign. They tend to occur in areas of friction, so they often appear on the armpits, neck, groin folds, and beneath the breasts.
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How Can I Treat Warts & Skin Tags?
Your Levy Dermatology Provider will assess your skin concern and determine if removal is the best option for you. If your wart or skin tag is removed, the provider will choose a method that works well. Your blemish may be frozen off, cut off, or treated with medication.
Can Warts & Skin Tags Be Prevented?
Skin tags cannot be prevented, but treating or removing them is a relatively simple process. They can also just be left alone should they not be bothering you.
Warts are contagious, so the easiest way to avoid warts is to not have direct contact with someone who has them. Maintaining personal hygiene and not sharing clothing or towels with others can also help prevent warts from forming.