Category Archives: Wart

Filiform wart

Warts are a condition that develops from the HPV or Human Papilloma Virus as it is technically called. While most warts are not considered dangerous and are benign, it is still a virus and needs to be treated as such. Any type of wart can affect someone’s social life and even lead to self-esteem and confidence issues down the road. There are many different forms of warts, over 100 HPV viruses have been found at this point, and there will probably be more to come. Every wart that results from an HPV virus is different and needs to be treated in its own way. Filiform warts are a form of the HPV virus but unlike many other warts, they should be easy to treat. Continue reading


Cantharone is extract from beetle juice that is a blistering solution used to treat viral conditions like warts and mollusca. It comes in a suspension and looks just like the over the counter preparations Compound W and Duofilm. It is a ‘blister former’ called an acantholytic and will make a water blister between the epidermis and dermis layers of skin. It will be applied in the office during your appointment. You will be happy to know that Cantharone does not hurt when it is applied to your skin. Continue reading

5 Plantar Wart Treatment

Plantar warts are skin growths that can be found under the soles of your feet. This is noncancerous however, it can be painful. The main cause of plantar warts is human papillomavirus (HPV), which enters the body through breaks or skin cuts in the heels and balls of the feet. This may also grow even in the callus part of the feet. Continue reading