WHAT IS WARTS?
Warts are common, harmless skin growths (small epidural tumors of the skin) caused by a virus. They do not have “roots” or seeds as many believe; the dark specks sometimes seen in warts are actually the ends of capillaries. Warts are one of the most common skin problems. Warts are small, sometimes large (size of pea) fleshy growths, over the skin on any part of body. They are auto inoculable and contagious. The appearance of warts can differ based on the type of wart and its location. In some cases warts may disappear by themselves with in 6 months or years, but some warts do not go away on their own. Although warts are usually painless but can bleed and cause pain when bumped up.
- Human papillomavirus (HPV)
Warts Signs & symptoms:
- Common warts usually occur on your fingers or hands and may be:
- Small, fleshy, grainy bumps
- Flesh-colored, white, pink or tan
- Rough to the touch
- Sprinkled with black pinpoints, which are small, clotted blood vessels