What Are Warts
By definition Warts are a small, benign growth on the skin, caused by the Human Papillomavirus(HPV) virus.
There are over 100 types of warts, of which over 30 types of warts can be found in the sexual region. Most warts are not dangerous however are unsightly and people just want them removed. Your cheapest solution will be to buy an over the counter wart removal solution.
Types Of Warts
The common wart is one you will find on your hands and fingers.
Then there are plantar warts or foot warts which are located on the soles of the feet, usually under the surface of the skin. Depending on the location of the wart it can have a sever impact on a persons ability to walk.
You also have flat warts. Flat warts are flat on the surface and usually grouped in large numbers. These are usually found on the legs of adult females or the faces of young children.
And last but not least are genitial warts. These are the most common sexually-transmitted disease out there, and usually treated differently than normal warts.
What Causes Warts
A wart means that at some point in time you have came in contact with the HPV virus. You could of came in contact with the virus months ago and it is just taking root.
Just because you come in contact with the virus does not mean that you will get a wart.
The most common way to contract the virus is direct skin to skin contact. Any abrasions on the skin can give the virus a direct avenue to get under the skin.
Over The Counter Wart Removal
If you have common or plantar warts then an over the counter wart remover can save you a trip to the doctor office. Along with saving an uneccessary doctor bill.
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At Home Wart Removal
The most common and most effective at home wart removal option has to be the use of duct tape. As with all wart removal methods it takes patience. This method is done by applying a small piece of duct tape over the wart. This triggers an immunity response in your body to help fight the wart. This is a very slow method and can take up to 6-10 weeks to completely remove the wart.
Do You Need To Call The Doctor for wart removal?
You should call the doctor if at any time before or during the treatment
-The wart becomes swollen, red, or painful to the touch
-Any form of discharge is appearing from the wart
-A wart begins to bleed as this could be a sign of a much more serious condition
-If you have a plantar wart that makes it difficult to walk or stand
-If you are not 100% sure that a growth is a wart
-If you are over 60 or find a wart on a child
-If you have any form of genital warts
And there you have it, after reading this you should have a general understanding about your wart removal options.