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Warts

Information about Warts

We Have to Know about the Warts    

  • Contagious viral skin benign tumors
  • Become malignant in persons with impaired immunity

Could be dangerous, if the answer is YES for any one of the following questions  

Causes of Warts         

  • The human papillomavirus

Do’s and Don’ts – Warts     

  • Good general hygiene and caution touching infected areas
  • Signs & Symptoms
  • Sharply demarcated, rough-surfaced, round or irregular, firm, light grey, yellow, brown or greyish-black tumors that measure 2 mm to 10 mm in diameter

Medical advice for Warts

  • Warts increase in number and size and cause embarrassment
  • When a lesion changes in color or size

Risk factors of Warts 

  • Young people
  • Skin trauma

Treatment for Warts   

  • Medication and surgery

Self-care for Warts     

  • An ointment containing salicylic acid can soften warts and dissolve them. The affected area should first be soaked in warm water to soften the skin.
  • Dead skin can be gently rubbed off with a washcloth or pumice stone.
  • Don’t traumatize the wart, as this may cause new warts.
  • Apply Vaseline gel around the affected part

Investigations  for Warts

Medical advice for Warts
                      Causes of Warts