Warts

Warts

Warts are very common, harmless skin growths caused by a virus. Warts can grow on any part of the body, but are most commonly found on the hands and feet. Their appearance depends on their location. On the tops of the hands and face they protrude, while on pressure areas such as the palms and soles they are often thick and flat.

Warts do not, as many people think, have “roots” or “seeds”; the dark aspects sometimes seen in warts are actually the ends of tiny blood vessels called capillaries.

Since warts are caused by a virus, they may spread from person to person, and often spread location. We can treat warts in a number of ways depending on the size, body location, and symptoms of the wart.

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