What are warts caused by?

Elfreda Knoble asked, updated on June 4th, 2022; Topic: warts
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Common warts are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). The virus is quite common and has more than 150 types, but only a few cause warts on your hands.

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Quite as, how do warts go away?

Treat the wart. When someone has a healthy immune system, a wart will often go away on its own. This can take a long time, though. In the meantime, the virus that causes warts can spread to other parts of the body, which may lead to more warts. Treatment can help a wart clear more quickly.

By no means, can a wart last for 10 years? Most warts will persist for one to two years if they are left untreated. Eventually, the body will recognize the virus and fight it off, causing the wart to disappear. While they remain, however, warts can spread very easily when people pick at them or when they are on the hands, feet or face.

At any rate, are warts painful?

Warts are small growths on the skin that normally don't cause pain. Some warts itch and may hurt, especially if they're on your feet. There are five kinds of warts: Common warts usually appear on the hands.

What is a Periungual wart?

Warts or verruca vulgaris[1] caused by human papilloma virus are of many variants depending on location on the skin. Periungual warts are the warts around the nails, which are common in nail biters. In the beginning, these are pinhead in sized, shiny, smooth, translucent and usually discrete.

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Can warts turn cancerous?

Common warts never turn cancerous. They may bleed if injured. Since warts are caused by a virus (e.g., human papilloma virus), they are contagious. Warts may spread on the body or to other people.

Can I poke my wart with a needle?

Warts are not pimples! They cannot be 'popped'! There has been some research into using acupuncture needles to 'prick' the wart, make it bleed and activate the immune system to fight it off.

Can warts be cured?

There's no cure for warts, but there are many techniques for removing them which often work to diminish their appearance and spreading. Warts can also clear up on their own without treatment, although it may take up to two years for this to happen.