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Urgent Care Services: What About Warts?

Information From First Med Urgent Care

Perhaps one day you reached down to hold your child’s hand and you felt a wart. Maybe your teen is getting ready for prom season and is now concerned about personal appearance due to a wart. Furthermore, it could be that you have an unfriendly wart lingering on your own skin. Whatever your reason for seeking information regarding the pesky virus, First Med Urgent Care is here for you.

First Med Urgent Care Answers: What are warts?

Warts can seem scary and make people worry. They tend to grow very quickly, are noticeable bumps and are caused by the human papilloma virus. Yes, you read that correctly, warts are not caused by touching little, green frogs or toads as many people believe. Although the wart virus is not spread by our amphibian friends, it is contagious. Most often, it is spread when there is a break in the skin. As we all well know, children are often much more active (school, playgrounds, etc) and this is why children seem to be more susceptible to the wart virus. Other members of the family can also be open to getting warts, depending on circumstances.

First Med Urgent Care Answers: When should you visit an urgent care for warts? 

If you have tried the “at-home-remedies” and didn’t have luck or you need a quick removal, visiting our urgent care could be your answer. While the removal is very fast and you can return home immediately after having a wart removed, it is important to know that it may take several days for the area to heal. Knowing this will allow you to plan accordingly for your future plans.

Once you have a wart, it is not always the easiest thing to live with or to get rid of. If you find yourself in need of wart removal, don’t hesitate to visit our urgent care facility. You can see which of our urgent care locations may suit you best by clicking here.