Definition Of Warts

Warts are caused by Human papillomavirus (HPV). This virus causes a rapid growth of skin cells on the skin surface. Leather usually grow on the fingers or hands. Treatment helps to keep warts from spreading to other parts of the body or to other people.

Warts are different from moles and not the type of cancer. Warts are usually harmless and often disappear on their own.



Symptoms of Warts

  • Small lumps of flesh
  • Colour such as skin colour, white, pink or brown
  • Rough to the touch

Usually grown in the hand can be one or more warts at one point. Warts will bleed if cut.

Causes & Risk Factors Of Warts


Warts are caused by Human papillomavirus virus (HPV). There are more than 100 types of HPV. Some types of HPV are relatively harmless. But other types of HPV can lead to serious conditions such as cervical cancer.

As with other infectious diseases, HPV is spread from person to person by touching or touching a towel or object used by an infected person. Warts will be formed by two or six months after exposure to the virus.

Each person has an immune system response against HPV different. That means HPV does not always cause warts on everyone. Warts can spread to other body parts including the nail.

Risk factors

Some people are prone to warts after exposure to HPV among others:

  • Children and early adulthood
  • People who have a weak immune system, such as HIV / AIDS or people with organ transplants


  • Do not brush, cutting, shaving or cutting the wart to prevent the spread of the virus
  • Do not use nail clippers or nail files of people who have HPV
  • Do not bite your nails if you have warts near fingernails
  • Do not cut the wart because it can spread the virus. We recommend using plaster to close
  • Keep your hands stay dry because HPV is difficult to control in a moist environment
  • Wash your hands properly
  • Use footwear when in a public place

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