Oh, the dreaded wart on the knee! It’s an annoying, unsightly affliction to which most of us can relate. But why do you have one? Well, if you’re like me, you may be wondering why you’re cursed with this little blemish. The truth is, it’s actually quite common. Warts are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV), which is common and highly contagious. It’s thought that the virus is spread through skin-to-skin contact, so if you’ve been in contact with someone who has a wart, you may have caught the virus, too. Now, why did it choose your kneecap to make its home? Well, as it turns out, warts love warm, moist areas and nothing is warmer and moister than your knee! It’s like a cozy little spa for the virus, and your knee is the perfect place to settle in and get comfortable. But why do you have a wart and not your friends who have also been in contact with the virus? Well, it’s all about your immune system. Everyone’s immune system is different, and some people are more susceptible to warts than others.So, you’ve got a wart on your knee. What do you do now?First off, don’t panic. It may look unsightly, but it’s not the end of the world. Now that we’ve got that out of the way, let’s look at some of the options available to you.
If you’re feeling brave, you could try to tackle the wart yourself. There are a number of over-the-counter products available that claim to help get rid of warts. These can range from creams and lotions, to gels and plasters. However, these treatments may not work for everyone, so it’s best to speak to your doctor before you start.
If you’re not feeling brave, or if the over-the-counter products haven’t worked, then your next best bet is to visit a dermatologist. A dermatologist will be able to offer a range of treatments, from cryotherapy to laser treatment, and will be able to advise you on the best course of action.