Warts are small bumps on the skin caused by various types of Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). They occur at all ages and are transmitted through skin-to-skin contact. They are benign lesions and generally painless unless injured.
Common hives appear anywhere on the body, but mostly on the fingers, elbows and knees. Smooth moles are more common on the face. They usually appear several together, more often in children and adolescents. The ants on the palms and especially the soles are the most painful as they are located in pressure points. Ants around the nails appear as rough and pressed skin that sometimes affects the smooth growth of the nail. They are among the most difficult to treat due to their location.
The options we have for the treatment of ants are:
- Topical preparations based on salicylic acid, which dissolves the keratin that surrounds the wart
- Cryotherapy in which the callus is destroyed by cooling with liquid nitrogen, now suitable for lesions on the palms and soles
- Diathermocoagulation where the lesion is destroyed by cauterization with electric current
- Laser CO2, which is the most suitable method, due to its high efficiency and high precision.
At Athens Dermatology we apply all the above treatments for hives. Visit us and our dermatologists will decide which is the most suitable treatment for you.