Warts are harmless skin growths that may appear anywhere on your body.
They are caused by the human papillomavirus. They come in a variety of sizes, shapes and colors, depending on their type and the part of your body on which they appear.
There are six major types of warts, and they include:
Important: A wart on one part of your body can be spread to another part of your body especially if you have cut or injured your skin. Also, they are easily spread with skin-to-skin contact or through sharing personal items, such as towels and clothing.
Signs and symptoms by wart type:
The human papillomavirus (HPV) causes warts. There are many types of human papillomaviruses, which is exactly why there are different types of warts.
Preventing the spread of warts
The virus can spread from one part of the body to another or from one person to another. The infection is more likely to spread if the skin has a cut or injury. Kids are more likely to get warts on their arms and legs, where there are scrapes, while adults are more likely to get them where they shave, such as men’s faces and women’s legs.
To keep warts from spreading:
While sometimes your warts will disappear without any treatment, that’s not always the case. In these cases, where your wart is not going away on its own or has become painful or is making everyday tasks uncomfortable, we will treat it in one of the following ways depending on its type.
Our treatment options include: