Warts are benign (non-cancerous) skin growths caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV) infection. They can appear on various parts of the body, including the hands, feet, face, genital area, or other areas of the body. Warts are typically characterized by their rough, raised texture and can vary in size, shape, and color. They are contagious and can spread through direct contact with an infected person or contaminated surfaces. Warts are commonly harmless and may go away on their own without treatment, but they can also cause discomfort or embarrassment, depending on their location and size.
When is it necessary to see a doctor?
In many cases, warts can be managed with over-the-counter treatments or home remedies. However, it may be necessary to see a doctor for warts that are painful, persistent, rapidly multiplying, or located in sensitive areas such as the face, genitals, or mucous membranes. Additionally, if you have a weakened immune system, diabetes, or other medical conditions that may affect the healing of warts, it is important to seek medical evaluation for proper diagnosis and management.
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