Determining If You Have A Wart

Warts are round,pale,harmless growths that affect the upper most layers of your skin.Warts are caused by a virus that can also be spread from one person to another.They can spread on different areas of your body.They are categorized according to the area of your body where they would occur.Common warts will appear on your hands,feet,knees,and face. Throughout this article I want to inform you all more about different types of warts so that you will know what to look for in case you are suspicious.

Flat warts which have flat tops,will appear on the wrists,arms,legs,and also your face.Plantar warts are found on the bottom of your feet,and will appear flattened by the pressure of the body.Genital warts are found on the genitals and do require you to get them treated by your physician as soon as possible.The one most important factor for a woman is to know that genital warts may increase the risk of cervical cancer.

Warts (with the exception of genital warts) do not require you to seek treatment by your physician unless they are causing you pain.Plantar warts,for example,may cause walking uncomfortable.When trying to treat your warts on your own it may help you to know you can use an over-the-counter wart remover that will contain salicylic acid.Make sure that you do not apply any wart removers to your skin that is healthy around the warts.

Most important wash your hands before and after you touch the warts so that you will prevent the warts to spread to other areas of your body.When going to a doctor you should have as much knowledge as possible about the warts you have.A physician can remove the warts with liquid nitrogen,corrosive agents,or even surgery.Genital warts may be treated by your physician with a drug called podophyllin.

All warts may recur because the virus will remain in your body indefinitely.To prevent the transmission of the genital warts,be safe and use a condom during sexual contact.Also you can try applying liberal amounts of vitamin E oil on the area that is affected (although some people are sensitive to it and should not put it on their skin).You may also want to try and take garlic-parsley tablets to relieve the warts.

Although warts can be an embarrassing sight do not let them go if they are causing you pain.Remember that embarrassment can go away but pain cannot without the proper treatment. I am stressing to woman who have genital warts,do not wait to get treated because of embarrassment.These are not like regular warts,They can be very dangerous if not treated.Cervical cancer is not to be treated lightly.These warts can have a very high risk for woman to get cervical cancer,so please get them treated immediately.Believe me your gynecologist has seen a lot worse in his life.

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