What are warts?
  • caused by HPV (human papillomavirus)
  • virus can be spread by contact.
  • generally harmless.
  • could itch or hurt.
  • benign
What is HPV?
  • Human papilloma viruses are known as HPV. They can affect the skin and the moist membranes that line parts of the body, including:
  • The lining of the mouth and throat
  • The cervix & the anus
  • There are many different strands of the virus.
  • HPV is common. Most people have the virus at some time in their lives.
  • These types of HPV are sometimes called the wart virus or genital wart virus and they include types 6 and 11.

What are the different types of warts?
  • Common warts: often found on hands but can appear anywhere.
  • Flat warts: form on face and forhead. Less common with age.
  • Genital warts: also known as condyloma. Found on or around genital regions
  • Plantar warts: on soles of the feet.
  • Subungual and periungual warts: under or around nails.


Who is more pron to warts?
  • Children and teens.
  • Nail biters or people who pick their hang nails
  • People with weak immune systems.

What are the symptoms?
  • abnormally dark or light skin surrounding lesion.
  • rough round/oval lesions on feet.
  • painful to pressure
  • small, hard, flat lesion. (lumps)

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