When To Call A Professional
If you think you might have a wart, you should show it to your doctor at your next visit to make sure it is a wart and to discuss treatment.
Seek help if your wart causes pain, bleeds easily, spreads easily to other areas of the body or comes back, or if you want the wart removed for cosmetic reasons. You also should see your doctor if you develop genital warts so they can be treated.
Warts usually disappear within a year or two and are little more than an inconvenience. But because they shed virus particles into the surrounding area, they are contagious and can cause new warts to appear nearby. In some people, warts may be a more chronic (long-lasting) problem. These people may have individual warts that won't go away or they keep getting new warts.
American Academy of Dermatology 930 E. Woodfield Rd. Schaumburg, IL 60173-4927 Phone: (847) 330-0230 Toll-Free: (888) 462-3376 Fax: (847) 330-0050 http://www.aad.org/
American Podiatric Medical Association (APMA) 9312 Old Georgetown Rd. Bethesda, MD 20814-1698 Phone: (301) 571-9200 Toll-Free: (800) 275-2762 Fax: (301) 530-2752 http://www.apma.org/