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**What are Common Warts?**


Common warts are non-cancerous skin growths caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). They are typically⁣ small, raised, and rough to the touch, with ‌a cauliflower-like appearance.


* **Appearance:** Common warts are‌ usually round or oval in shape,‍ with a rough, scaly surface.

* **Size and Shape:** They typically range in ​size ⁣from 1 to 10 ‌millimeters,⁣ but can grow larger. They can be single or clustered.

* **Location:** Warts can occur anywhere on the body, but they are most commonly found on the fingers, hands, knees, and elbows.


* **HPV Infection:** Common warts are caused by⁣ specific strains of the human papillomavirus, which is transmitted​ through direct skin-to-skin contact or contact ⁤with contaminated ⁢objects.

* **Immune⁤ System:** A weakened immune system can⁣ increase the risk of developing warts.

* **Shared Surfaces:** Sharing towels,⁣ personal care ‍items, or gym equipment can also increase the risk of‍ transmission.


* Warts may cause itching or discomfort, especially when located ‍on sensitive⁣ areas like the hands or feet.

* Warts‍ can⁢ be unsightly and may ⁢affect self-esteem.


* **Over-the-counter Medications:** Topical‌ treatments containing salicylic ⁢acid or imiquimod can ​help remove warts.

* **Cryotherapy:** Liquid nitrogen is applied to freeze and destroy the wart.

* **Laser Therapy:**⁤ Lasers can precisely target and remove warts.

* **Surgery:** Surgical⁤ removal may be ‍necessary for large or stubborn warts.


* ⁣**Good ⁤Hygiene:** Wash ​your hands frequently with soap and warm water.

* **Avoid⁤ Skin Contact:** Cover open cuts or sores to prevent the virus from entering the ​skin.

* **Personal Belongings:** Do not share towels, razors, or​ other personal care items.

* **HPV Vaccination:** The HPV vaccine‌ can protect against some strains of HPV that cause warts.


* Common Warts

* Human Papillomavirus (HPV)

* Skin Growths

* Warts on Hands

* Warts on Feet

* Wart Removal

* ‍HPV Treatment

* HPV‍ Vaccine

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  1. Warts are a common skin condition caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). They can appear anywhere on the body, but are most often found on the hands, feet, and genitals. Warts are usually harmless, but can be painful and embarrassing.

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