Don’t Worry, Be Wart Free!

No part of our body is immune to warts. They can pop up just about anywhere.

Contrary to popular belief, they are not caused by contact with frogs and toads. They are, however, caused by skin-to-skin contact.

There are different kinds of warts: Plantar warts usually have a flesh-colored or light brown lumps which appear on the soles of the feet. Genital warts, as its name suggests, appears on the genitals and its surrounding areas. They are known for their “cauliflower-like appearance” but they may also be too tiny to be seen by the naked eye. These types of warts usually appear in clusters and have a tendency to grow and spread rapidly.

They may cause mild pain, bleeding, and itching. HPV is said to be the culprit. This wart-causing virus starts out as a skin infection then rapidly evolves into unsightly growths known as warts.

Flat warts are more common in teens and children than in adults. They usually appear on the face and are smoother, flatter, and smaller as compared to other types. They can also grow on the legs, most usually in women.

Luckily, not all warts last forever.

But if they start to become unsightly or painful, then it’s time to consider getting them treated. Often, when warts start to spread, this may indicate the need for prompt treatment.

Aside from electrocautery, the most effective treatment for large, hard-to-cure warts. To top it all off, this type of treatment causes no scarring.


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