Warts are non-cancerous, harmless skin growths caused by a virus called the human papillomavirus (HPV). The virus enters the body from an area with broken skin and causes the top layer of skin to grow externally into a small lump. Warts, in most of the cases vanish on their own within a period of months or years. They may surface out anywhere in the body but are commonly found on the hands, feet and face. Warts although are harmless but might be bothersome and a source of embarrassment depending on the location.
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Warts are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV) which is highly contagious and are spread by direct contact. You might infect yourself again by merely touching your wart and then another part of your body. It can be passed from one infected person to another by sharing towels or any other personal belongings. Every individual reacts to HPV differently based on the strength of his/her immune system. Some people are prone to warts while others are immune to the virus. Genital warts are very contagious.
Every individual’s immune system reacts to warts in a different fashion. Generally, warts disappear over a period of time. Such people might acquire immunity against the HPV. While some people suffer from rapidly multiplying and painful warts and treatment in such cases, becomes necessary. Some people due to cosmetic reasons look for removal of warts.
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