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What Causes Warts & Common Removal Methods

Warts can be a annoying and sometimes even painful - but to learn how we can best get rid of them, it's essential we understand what actually causes them. Discover below what causes warts & common removal methods...

Firstly: What Causes Warts?

Warts are symptoms of a type of Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). To date, between 130-150 types of HPV are known. As this virus is also commonly spread, many people will be affected by warts at some stage in their lives. 

Similar to the cold sore-causing Herpes Simplex Virus 1  (HSV-1) which many people also carry in their bodies without it ever breaking out and causing a cold sore, people can be carrying the HPV virus, without it ever causing a wart.

Who Is Most At Risk Of Getting Warts?

Warts usually pop up when the immune system is weakened and the virus has a higher chance of breaking out.

Especially children & teenagers are more affected by warts as their immune system is still adapting and they usually have more exposure to other people, but also older people with a compromised immune system.

Where Do People Get Infected With HPV?

Really anywhere - however, as the virus can enter the body more easily through broken skin, cuts or lesions, walking barefoot, especially in places such as public pools, showers, gyms or yoga studios increases the risk of contracting the HPV virus. Of course warts such as genital warts are usually sexually transmitted.

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What Are The Common Types Of Warts?

  • Common wart (aka verruca vulgaris): also known as Palmer or Junior wart: a raised wart with roughened surface, most common on hands, but can grow anywhere on the body.
  • Flat wart (aka verruca plana): a small, flesh-coloured, flattened wart, which can occur in large numbers; usually on the face, neck, hands, wrists and knees.
  • Filiform wart: most commonly found on the face & by the eyelids or lips, these are thread-like warts which stick out quite far.
  • Periungual wart: a cluster of cauliflower-like warts, often occurring on the hands/fingers around the nails.
  • Plantar wart (aka verrucaverruca plantaris): a hard, lumpy wart, often with multiple black specks in the center; usually only found on pressure points on the soles of the feet, sometimes painful.
  • Mosaic wart, a group of tightly clustered plantar-type warts, commonly on the hands or soles of the feet.
  • Genital wart (venereal wart, condyloma acuminatumverruca acuminata): warts located on the genitalia. Usually sexually transmitted.
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Common Wart Removal Methods:

Of course deciding on the best wart removal method depends greatly on the size and location of the wart (e.g. is it a small common wart on the hand, a mosaic or plantar wart on feet, or genital warts), as well as general health and medical history (e.g. diabetic, pregnant, children with warts etc.).

Therefore personal assessment from a healthcare professional such as a doctor, dermatologist or podiatrist (if warts are on the lower limbs) is recommended. However herare some common wart removal methods. We will go into the pros and cons of each of these next time:

  • Home remedies (e.g. apple cider vinegar & duct tape)
  • Freezing aka cryotherapy
  • Topical products containing acids (salicylic)
  • Laser or “microwave” technology
  • Surgical removal

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