A wart is a generally small, rough, cauliflower-like growth, typically on hands and feet. Warts are common and contagious, and are caused by a viral infection, specifically by the aerobic Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). They typically disappear after a few months but can last for years and can recur. A few Papilloma viruses are known to cause cancer.

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Warts Symptoms

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Signs and symptoms
... Plantar warts are often mistaken for corns or calluses. To make the distinction, look for: Small, fleshy, grainy bumps on the soles of your feet Hard, flat growths with a rough surface and well-define...
Source: MayoClinic

Causes
... You acquire warts through direct contact with the human papillomavirus (HPV). There are more than 100 types of HPV. Some types of HPV tend to cause warts on your hands, fingers or near your fingernail...
Source: MayoClinic

Warts Prevention

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Prevention
... To reduce your risk of plantar warts: Avoid direct contact with warts. This includes your own warts. Keep your feet clean and dry. Change your shoes and socks daily. Don''t go barefoot in public areas...
Source: MayoClinic

Warts Treatment

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Complications
... Plantar warts can be persistent. They can shed the virus into the skin of your foot before they''re treated, prompting new warts to grow as fast as the old ones disappear. The best defense is to treat...
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Treatment
... Plantar warts usually go away on their own, but most people would rather treat them than wait for them to disappear. Unless you have an impaired immune system or diabetes or are pregnant, there''s no ...
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Warts Other

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Warts: An Overview
... What are warts? Warts are skin growths that are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). There are more than 60 kinds of HPV, some of which tend to cause warts on the skin. HPV stimulates quick growt...
Source: Cleveland Clinic

Overview
... You don''t have to play footsie with a frog to end up with warts on your feet. Toads can''t be blamed for these embarrassing bumps, either. Plantar warts are noncancerous skin growths on the soles of ...
Source: MayoClinic

   

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