Noncancerous skin growths caused due to infection by human papillomavirus (HPV).
Warts vary in shape and size based on their type, and is sometimes associated with pain.
Warts are noncancerous skin growths found on different parts of the body caused due to HPV infection. The virus spreads through direct contact with an infected person.
The doctor could be able to diagnose a wart by obtaining a detailed medical history and a thorough physical examination.
→ Common treatment options
→ How is this diagnosed?
- Treatable by a medical professional
- Diagnosed by medical professional
- Rarely requires lab test or imaging
- Can last several months or years
- May be preventable by vaccine
- Transmitted through direct contact
- Certain types can be dangerous or life threatening if untreated
- Some strains of human papilloma virus are known to cause cancers of the cervix, or of the oral cavity. consult your dermatologist.
- It is possible to be infected with hpv and not have warts
Keratolytic agents: Used in the form of patches over the warts.
Retinoids: To prevent skin cell growth.
Terpenoids: Causes the skin under the wart to blister, lifting the wart off the skin.
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