Warts: What Are They?

Millions of Americans develop problems with their skin. Sometimes these problems are major, but other times they are only minor. One minor problem that many individuals experience is warts. In fact, warts are not just considered a minor skin problem, but they are considered a common skin problem. That is because millions of Americans develop warts, at least once in their lifetime.

Warts are defined as small growths that appear on the skin. These growths are considered benign; in other words, they are not cancerous. In fact, in most cases, warts are considered completely harmless. Despite being harmless, there are many individual who want to have their warts removed. This is because warts tend to be unattractive. Warts can appear on just about any place of the body; however, they tend to occur on the feet, hands, neck, and face.

One thing that you may not know about warts is that they are typically caused by the Human Papilloma Virus (HVP). Another point that you may have previously been unaware of is the fact that warts can spread from person to person. Despite having direct contact with someone who has warts, you may not develop them yourself. This is because, although warts are spread by touch, not everyone is susceptible to them. This means that you may not develop them by touching someone else’s wart, but another individual could. Honestly, it all depends on the health and condition of your own skin.

When it comes to warts, there are many individuals who wonder who can get them. Honestly, just about anyone can get a wart. Warts are common in children, adults, and even the elderly. At any point in time, anyone can develop a wart, no matter what their age, sex, or race. As mentioned above, most warts are harmless. The only problem is that some are painful. Honestly, the pain associated with a wart all depends on where it is located. For that reason, you may or may not want to have your wart removed.

If you are interested in having a wart or warts removed, you are advised to contact your local physician. Not only can they give you information on effective treatment options, but they can also examine your wart. As mentioned above, most warts are harmless, but it is still nice to know for sure. If you have health insurance coverage, you will find that this visit, as well as the wart removal, should be covered. If this is the case, there is nothing that you should stop you or prevent you from visiting your physician.

If you do not have a health insurance or you cannot find the time to make a doctor’s appoint, you will be relieved to know that there are a number of over-the-counter treatment options for you. These treatment options can often be purchased for around five to thirty dollars. Of course, you are always advised to be cautious when treating yourself, even with a minor skin condition, such as a wart.

The above mentioned information is the just essentials, when it comes to explaining and understanding warts. If you would like more information on warts, the complications they may cause, as well as wart removal options, you are advised to speak with a professional healthcare provider. In addition to speaking to a professional, you may also be able to find valuable information online. This information could easily be found with a standard internet search.


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