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Kristin Berka has been a wonderful addition to this practice. She sees my husband and myself regularly to keep check on skin cancers. She has a ver...

Jun 07, 2010

Warts, What a Pain!

warts-candida-therapyWarts are incredibly difficult to treat and can be very frustrating for patients and their families. Burning and freezing warts with salicylic acid or cryotherapy are the usual mainstay of treatment to remove warts, but sometimes the traditional methods are just not effective. For more than 10 years, the Palmetto Skin & Laser Center has been offering Candida antigen therapy.

Skin & Allergy News reports that immunotherapy with Candida antigen is the current savior of dermatologists who treat warts. The immunotherapy involves getting a shot into a wart which stimulates the body's own natural defense mechanism.

"Our bodies cannot immunologically recognize a wart that's there. If you stimulate the body's immune system locally, you bring in some activated immune cells that will then recognize the abnormal wart present," explained Dr. Jack Cohen, assistant professor of dermatology at UT Southwestern Medical Center. "It's essentially using our own body's defense to take care of it."

If you have stubborn or unsighly warts, call us at 803.329.6030 or make an appointment online to see which is the best treatment for you. In the meantime, learn more about warts on our website!

If you are interested in learning more about skin cancer treatments, skin cancer surgery, medical dermatology or cosmetic dermatology in the Rock Hill, South Carolina, and Charlotte, North Carolina metro area, click here to request an appointment with Dr. Timothy Woodall, Dr. Richard White, or Ms. Kristin Berka. Or you can call our office, The Palmetto Skin & Laser Center, at (803) 329-6030 to schedule your appointment.