Warts are a common skin condition which, while unsightly, are generally benign. They have been found on humans throughout history.
What Is A Wart?
A wart is a bump on the skin which has a raised, granular appearance. Warts are caused when the body comes into contact with the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) and it hasn’t developed sufficient immunity to it to ward it off. Warts are more common in children, adolescents, and those with compromised immune systems. They most often appear on the hands and feet, although there are certain strains which can cause genital warts. Genital warts can lead to cervical cancer in women so if you believe you have come into contact with them, it is important to contact your healthcare provider immediately.