By Connie Colbert
Director of GCU Health Services

Brain are benign (non-cancerous) skin growths caused by the human papilloma virus (HPV).

The virus acquired through skin cracks causes the outer layer of the skin to thicken. The brain affects 7-10% of the population and is often affected by young people.

Connie Colbert

Most warts are not worrying when it comes to medicine, and they are especially concerned with aesthetics except when they cause discomfort, especially in the lower part of the feet.

Common warts are on the fingers or hands and can be:

  • Small, fleshy and grainy bodies
  • Flesh-colored, white, pink, or tan
  • Rough touch
  • Sprinkled with black dots, which are small, clotted blood vessels


Warts are transmitted through direct or indirect contact (e.g., public showers or pool areas). They can be transmitted to oneself or others. Taking warts or scratches can increase the risk of transmission.

Biting your nails, selecting your cuticles and shaving will allow you to develop warts. Trauma can be sour in the development of the brain, as it often occurs at pressure points, such as the lower part of the foot.

Types of warts

Each type of brain is a different virus and the treatment can vary. Common forms include:

  • Ordinary warts (verruca vulgaris) are small, tiny spots on the skin that have a rough surface on the skin. The size of the brain varies and can appear anywhere on the skin, especially around the elbows, knees, hands, fingers, and nails. The blackheads found in these brains, often called seeds, are superficial blood vessels and not real seeds.
  • Plant warts (verruca plantaris) are different from ordinary warts because being located at the bottom of the foot can cause the person to weigh down on the weight of the foot. Plantar warts can appear individually or in a pattern, grouped next to each other. They can cause pain, redness and swelling.
  • Flat brains (planar wart) have a smaller and smoother surface than ordinary warts. They can appear abundantly on the face and can also appear in other places, especially on the arms and legs.
  • Periungual and subungual. These warts form under or around the fingernails and toenails.


You can treat warts, except for genital warts, without going to the doctor. Apply salicylic acid liquid or gypsum (available without a prescription) according to package directions.

If you use liquid, cover the wart with waterproof adhesive tape, such as duct tape or white athletic tape. After 2-3 days, soak the area in warm water and then wipe the dead skin with a piece of white / white stone or a metal nail. Repeat until the flame disappears.

Channel tape has only been effective as an occlusive garment to fix warts

If the rash does not go away completely, consult a doctor for medical treatment.

Medical treatment

For several years the warts go away on their own without treatment.

Treatment depends on the size, location and number of brains and the activities of the infected person. Healing the brain can be very difficult; often, many treatments are needed, but a successful treatment cannot be guaranteed.

The types of treatment are:

  • Removal of warts at home: Over-the-counter warts medications, such as W compounds, contain salicylic acid. This chemical dissolves the layer one by one. These products are available in liquid, gel and patch form. The medication may be applied daily for several months to completely remove the crane.
  • Cryotherapy (liquid nitrogen)it is often used in war at the Canyon Health and Wellness Clinic. First, the dead skin surrounding the brain can be scratched. Then liquid nitrogen is applied, making the treatment and creating an uncomfortable blister within two days. Many brains require more than one treatment, with the second treatment starting 2-4 weeks after the first.
  • Electrode desiccation (electrical library)it is usually used only after the brain has not responded to other procedures. Garata consists of burning with a high frequency current, and then scratching the surface. It should be used with caution, as it can cause scars.
  • Salicylic acid it is applied in the clinical setting for plant warts. 40% salicylic acid gypsum is cut to size and shape of war and covered with an occlusive tape (e.g., duct tape). Alternatively, 17-20% liquid can be applied. After 24 hours, the wart shrinks. This is repeated daily unless the field is very angry.


  • Remove existing brains.
  • Don’t take warts. He can spread them.
  • Wear shoes to avoid plant brains in public showers and other public areas.

When should I see a doctor?

  • If the warts are painful or if their appearance or color changes
  • If you have tried and failed to treat it successfully, spread it out or return it
  • You’re not sure if the growth is on fire
  • Garata is located in a part of your body that interferes with activities