Learn more about Skin Allergies

Allergic contact dermatitis is a rash that is very itchy, red and sometimes blistering. It develops in areas of the skin that have been exposed to chemicals, fragrances, dyes and some plants. The cause of the allergy can be determined by history or by patch testing. Treatment is through avoidance of the offending agents and with medications applied to the skin or mouth.

  • What are the symptoms?

    Common warts:

    • Are small, bumpy mounds
    • Are usually flesh-colored, pink or tan but some may be white
    • Feel rough to the touch
    • Will bleed if picked
  • Who gets it?

    • Children and young adults are more likely to develop common warts
    • People who have weakened immune systems
    • People who share towels or other personal objects with someone who has warts
    • People who engage in oral, vaginal, or anal sex with someone who has warts in those areas
  • Treatment Options

    Many common warts disappear within two years; however, due to their unsightly appearance, many people opt to have them removed through:

    • Cryotherapy (freezing) – Uses liquid nitrogen to remove warts. Advantages of this option include minimal pain and minimal time investment.
    • Minor surgery – Wart tissue is cut away surgically and the area is cauterized (burned). Since surgery may leave a scar, it is often the last option exercised.

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Elizabethtown

2333 Ring Road
Elizabethtown, KY 42701

(270) 737-4503

Brandenburg

100 Commerce Drive
Brandenburg, KY 40108

(270) 872-0288

Campbellsville

105 Medical Park Drive
Suite 1
Campbellsville, KY 42718

(270) 238-0953