Know About Warts That Resemble Cauliflowers
Periungual warts are one of the types of warts. If we would want to understand periungual warts, we first should know about warts. Let’s start from the beginning.
Our skin being the protective sheath for our internal organs, sometimes, it might get some small side effects. Even though these issues are small, they can create an obstruction in our daily lives. One such problem that our skin goes through is warts. Or sometimes even known as verruca vulgaris. Warts are one of the common phenomenon faced by the skin.
Warts can be detected with the help of simple information such as:
- They are raised from the surface of the skin and they have a rough texture.
- These warts are usually found on hands, feet, soles, or even genitals.
- They are caused due to the HPV or the human papillomavirus
- They mostly have a neutral color.
- The periphery of warts become thick as well as crusty.
- Warts often occur in areas that have small cuts or injuries on the skin. Such as fingers, or cracked soles.
- People with lower immunity levels may also be more prone to warts compared to others.
- Their viruses are known to thrive on the nails, hence one should not bite them, pull the cuticle, which might form small cuts on the fingers.
- Warts are known to be very contagious. It is capable of spreading from one body part to the other. Not only body parts but also these warts can also spread from one person to another.
Types Of Warts:
The researchers have classified these warts in various categories to help us know what they are and which is the best way to treat them.
These warts have been classified on the basis of their size, texture, and the site affected. A few of them are:
- Common warts: warts have a rough texture with a slightly raised surface. Your hands could be more prone to these kinds of warts. Common warts are also known as palmer warts or junior warts.
- Filiform warts: these warts have a finger-like or thread-like formations. They are usually found on your face, more prone to the eyelids and the lips.
- Genital warts: We already know by the name that these warts occur in the human reproductive areas. They often spread through sexual activities. Clinically known as verruca acuminates.
- Flat Warts: these warts have a smaller size, smoother texture, and a flat surface. They portray a neutral color. They usually occur in several numbers or in groups. Your face, neck, knees, and hands are more prone to this type of wart.
- Plantar warts: this lump is known to have a thick and a hard formation. They are known to be thick and painful. These warts have a small spot of black color on them. These spots are red blood cells that have surfaced.
- Perilingual warts: these warts resemble the cauliflower from its shape and the texture. Warts form a cluster as the cauliflowers. The finger and the nails are more susceptible to these kinds of warts.
These warts are known to form around your fingernails as well as the toenails. They begin as the size of a pinhead and gradually grow to be rough bumps that are a very unappealing sight.
Then they later form clusters that start looking like clusters.
These warts often affect kids and teenagers. Especially children who have a constant habit of biting their nails. Like all the warts periungual warts are caused by human papillomavirus.
What Causes Them?
Perilingual warts won’t be very painful in the beginning, although the start aching once they have grown completely. They are even capable of obstructing the natural growth of your nails and might start growing between the skin and around your nail. The growth of periungual warts can also make your nail disfigured.
Although we know that the HPV causes warts, there are specific types of it that cause particularly periungual warts. The virus strains Such as:
How to treat periungual warts?
If you suspect that you or anyone in your family has warts, you could consult with your doctor immediately. You should get it checked and treated because, if the virus spread from your nails to other objects on the house, it could also infect everyone in the family or people living around you.
There is no definite cure for warts. Yet there are cures to eliminate the symptoms and the main cause for it. There are many kinds of treatments and combinations that can help get rid of warts. These have been tested by a few studies, and more researches are being conducted for the treatment of warts.
Periungual warts are considered difficult to treat compared to other warts, as they can reoccur and also spread to other body parts even after treatments.
Some Of The Treatments For Periungual Warts Are:
Salicylic acid: this treatment has been studied by the researchers over the years and has found out that this ingredient can prove to be very effective on periungual warts. Although this ingredient is known to work slowly, approximately up to twelve weeks, it is known to be very efficient.
Because of slow behavior, it needs frequent treatments. Initially, it starts by destroying the infected areas on the skin. This could cause some irritation. This acid is easily available in many pharmacies. But it would be best that you consult your doctor before using this acid.
Antigen injections: the researchers have also reported that injections of antigens for mumps or candida into warts can be comparatively effective. These antigens will stimulate the immune system which will help fight the harmful viruses causing warts.
Before using this method, your doctor would test your immune system to make sure that your body is capable of forming the immune system that is necessary. Although this method could have side effects such as itching and burning.
Other treatments could include carbon dioxide laser, pulsed dye laser therapy or even cryotherapy. These therapies along with external drugs have proved to be effective on periungual warts. The researchers have concluded that they need to find more type-specific treatments for different kinds of warts.