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Causes of Verruca Plana: Here’s what we should know

About


It is the occurrence of reddish-brown or flesh-colored slightly raised, flat surfaced papules on the skin. It can occur on any body part. It is also known as flat warts.


According to research, 20% of school children have warts.


- Not self-treatable
- Usually self-diagnosable
- Lab tests or imaging rarely required
- Short-term: resolves within days to weeks


Causes
- It is caused by the infection on the surface of the skin with the human papillomavirus (HPV), that usually thickens top layer of the skin
- May spread from one person to other


Most affected:
- Ages: 12-16 years
- People with light skin color rather than dark skin
- People with a weakened immune system


Symptoms



Self-diagnosable:
Occurrence of flat warts on body parts such as:
- Face
- back of hands
- Neck
- Arms
- legs and beard area
People may experience: Increased pigmentation and itching around lesions


Treatment



Self-care:
Avoiding contact with HPV infected individuals, not sharing items such as towels and maintaining good personal hygiene may help.


Medicines:
Surgical excision and removal of the skin lesions may be recommended by the doctor. Cryotherapy may be used to treat benign lesions. Medicines to cure the underlying HPV infection may be prescribed.


Specialists:
For further concerns, contact a doctor or a dermatologist. At mfine, you will receive a holistic treatment plan for optimum health.

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