Usually, the warts which come out on the face are small flat warts which are even and pink and often grow in groups. Because of its location, irritation is likely to occur as a result of shaving especially in men. There are other several types of warts occurring on the face and each is caused by a certain strain of human papilloma virus, a double-stranded DNA virus. Initially after the virus has entered the skin, it resides in the bottom layer of epidermis and starts to reproduce into nearly natural-looking skin.
Other than flat warts, there are also filiform warts which are prominent on the eyelids and lips characterized by long, narrow, thread-like skin growths. These strains are mainly transmitted through direct skin-to-skin contact and through contact with contaminated inanimate objects.
Facial warts are self-limiting, so they go away in a matter of weeks. But if the condition becomes chronic and serious, treatment is required including topical treatments containing salicylic acid, duct tape, freezing with liquid nitrogen, laser and infrared therapy, chemical treatments containing formaldehyde, glutaraldehyde and podophyllin.
and in rare cases, surgical excision. It is important to take note that topical agents like salicylic acid destroy surrounding healthy skin area, so before application, the skin should be protected by using petroleum jelly.
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