Warts & Other Skin Lesions


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Why Us?

Dr. Sharma, along with his experienced team are pleased to offer Albertan patients an expedited service for their skin concerns pertaining to warts. Individuals often present to their Family Doctor with a long history of warts which are stubborn to treatment. Parents are often times concerned about wart growths in their young children. With over a decade of specialist interest within this area we are confident our team is able to answer your questions, and treat the underlying problems. 

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Book Your Wart Treatment Today:

Edmonton Wart Clinic
780-476-5522
Dr. Anil Sharma
Deansgate Medical Clinic
16923 127 St. Edmonton
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 Generally treatments are performed on the first visit to ensure patients are not waiting unnecessarily. The treatment modalities are safe, quick and highly effective. Some patient s may require more than one visit and if the doctor seems this to be case, your future appointments will be allocated during your first visit. After treatment is successful you can enjoy the confidence of a wart free area. Most of these treatments are covered by AHS.

What Are Warts?

Warts are a skin reaction caused by a virus (known as Papillomavirus). The virus can enter through cracks or cuts in the skin, and once inside, are able to evade the immune system by hiding. Every now and then, they will cause an outbreak, showing up as single or clustered groups of unsightly warts on the skin.

Depending on the region of the body the warts are found, will determine the name for the warts. Plantar warts, for example, are found on the feet (plantar is latin for feet).

Are Warts Contagious?

Yes, warts are contagious. They spread through direct and indirect contact. By not treating warts right away, you’re allowing them the opportunity to spread to other areas of the body, or to other people around you.Attempting to cut them off yourself can also promote their spread, and can result in permanent scarring on the skin. We uses modern surgical & medical techniques to remove the wart in their entirety, thus preventing any possibility of them spreading to other tissues of the body, however it is always important to remain realistic as warts may require several treatments, not to forget until the patient has built their own immunity new ones may always emerge. Some warts extend deep below the surface of the skin and will require a few follow up treatments to ensure their complete elimination from the body. In this case, it’s important to keep the warts covered between treatments with a bandage or piece of medical tape.

Do I Have Plantar Warts?

Warts are all caused by the Papillomavirus, and depending on the location they are found will determine the name for the warts. Plantar warts simply refers to warts found growing on the feet (plantar refers to feet in latin). Other types of warts include:

  • Flat warts (legs, hand or face)
  • Oral warts (found in the mouth)
  • Genital warts (found in the genital regions)
  • Filiform warts (found on the face near the eyelids or lips)
  • Periungual warts (found around the finger and toenails)

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Book Your Wart Treatment Today:
Edmonton Wart Clinic  
780-476-5522
Dr. Anil Sharma
Deansgate Medical Clinic
16923 127 St. Edmonton
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How Can I Prevent Warts?

Although it’s possible to lower your chances of developing warts, you cannot prevent them completely.

Warts are a virus, which are a microscopic organism resistant to many disinfectants and antibiotics. They are small enough to enter the skin through tiny cracks and cuts completely undetected. The best means of protection is to keep the skin healthy and free from cracking, and avoiding direct skin contact with high risk areas like pool change rooms and public showers. Always wears shoes, and avoid used towels or footwear.

If you already have a wart, the best way to prevent its spread is to have it removed. In the meantime, drying the wart off after a shower can help to slow its spread as they tend to be more contagious while they are wet.

It’s also important to avoid picking or scratching warts, this causes the contagious viral molecules to exit the wart and reach other tissues of the body easily.

Facts & Treatments

Warts seem to come out of nowhere, develop unsightly callous-looking skin lesions, and can be incredibly hard to get rid of. They often have a negative connotation. There is a lot of confusion surrounding warts, including where they came from, how contagious they are, and what the best way to eliminate them is.

Warts are actually a viral infection of the skin. They emerge suddenly, and tend to remain for around 2 years before finally disappearing. They appear either in clumps, or alone, and can be seen growing anywhere on the body. Plantar warts of the feet are by far the most common, but warts on the hands and face are also fairly regular.

Warts are contagious, and home remedies tend to be slow and ineffective. We at the Edmonton Wart Clinic, located inside Deansgate Medical Clinic have developed our own combination of wart removal techniques that combines modern technological advancements and years of experience. This allows us to remove warts quickly and effectively, with little to no scarring left behind.

Wart removal is covered by universal healthcare, and is important to do early to prevent the spread of warts to other areas of your body or members of your household.

Contact us today to book a consultation with Dr Sharma and have your warts eliminated as fast as possible.

How To Treat Warts At Home

There are a number of home remedies, and over the counter treatments for warts, some of which can be effective, others not so much. The difficulty with warts, is due to the fact that they often extend deep under the skin, far from reach of surface treatments like creams and gels. Using these treatments kills the top of the warts, but the base continues to grow, making treatment slow, and often ineffective.

Duct Tape

One of the most popular home remedies for warts is to cover the area with duct tape. Keep this on for several days. After about a week, remove the tape and soak the wart in warm water. The wart should be very soft by this point. You can use a pumice stone to scrape as much of the wart off as possible. Dry the area, and place a new piece of tape on. This process will need to be repeated several times to be effective, stretching the treatment time to well over a month.

Garlic

Another popular method is to use freshly crushed garlic on the wart. Garlic contains potent antiviral chemicals that help to destroy the wart at its root. You will need to secure the garlic with a bandage, and reapply a fresh piece of garlic each day and replace the bandages securing it. This treatment will give of a smell of garlic but is one of the fastest acting home remedies available.

Other Popular Home Remedies Include:

  • Crushed vitamin C
  • Powdered birch bark
  • Banana peel
  • Lemon peel
  • Cinnamon essential oil
  • Papaya
  • Dandelion stem latex
  • Fresh Basil leaf
  • Vinegar and salt water soaks (best for plantar warts)
  • Pumice stone treatment
  • Baking soda and castor oil

How The Edmonton Clinic Removes Warts

Dr. Sharma uses an innovative method of wart removal that combines medical technologies like lasers and medications to effectively treat warts. Depending on the location of the wart, and how deeply it extends into the skin will determine the best course of treatment. There isn’t just one treatment for every kind of wart. Rather a combination of treatments are used to get the wart in its entirety from root to tip.

Identifying the best course of treatment to remove warts relies on the experience and expertise of a trained medical practitioner. Dr Sharma uses his experience and medical diagnostic techniques to assess and identify what treatments options are best for your individual circumstance.

Therapies that Dr Sharma may choose includes:

  • Cryotherapy
  • Cantharadin treatment
  • Electro-surgery
  • Curttage
  • Chemical peels
  • Laser removal

Is Wart Removal Covered By AHS?

Yes, wart removal is covered by universal healthcare. Our team will help guide you through the process of having your warts removed as fast as possible through universal health coverage.

Book A Consultation Today!

Have your wart or warts removed quickly and effectively with the help of Dr Sharma and his team of experts. There is no sense waiting two years to have the wart leave on its own when you can have it removed in a matter of minutes by a trained professional. This prevents their spread, and keeps those unsightly skin lesions off your body.

Contact us today to book a consultation with Dr Sharma.
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Book Your Wart Treatment Today:

Edmonton Wart Clinic  
780-476-5522
Dr. Anil Sharma
Deansgate Medical Clinic
16923 127 St. Edmonton
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