Can warts spread on different areas of the body and differ in nature?
Warts are caused by the human papilloma virus (HPV), which is transmitted through close skin-to-skin contact, but also indirectly, by contact with contaminated objects or surfaces, such as shoes or areas around swimming pools. There are many types of warts, depending on the area where they develop. If your warts are located on your feet, then you suffer from plantar warts, or verrucae. They are usually white and have a black dot in the center. The subungual and periungual warts are easy to localize, they are under and around the fingernails or toenails and have a rough surface. They may affect the shape of the nail. The common warts usually appear on the hands, but they can generally grow anywhere on the body. They are rough, dome-shaped growths and can also have a cauliflower-like appearance. The genital warts are located in the genital area, either outside or inside. Also, warts can develop singly or in clusters and may take different shapes.
Besides being unaesthetic, you should remember that warts are also contagious and may, depending on their location, become painful or itchy.
It is important for you to know that once you have one type of warts, you can infect yourself by touching the wart and then touching another part of your body, but also by picking or biting the wart. In this way, you end up spreading your warts on multiple areas of your body. The best thing that you can do is make an appointment to see a doctor who can help you establish what kind of warts you’re infected with and choose the appropriate wart removal treatment. Our expert dermatologists at Renew Skin & Health Clinic are at your disposal if you need a specialized opinion regarding your skin problem, and also if you decide to treat your warts in a fast and efficient manner.
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