According to WebMD, “A wart is a hardened, bumpy, or rough piece of skin that grows faster than normal.” While this may be the most basic definition of a wart, there are a number of different types of warts. Read on to learn all you ever wanted to know about warts!

What kind of warts can I get?

The most basic are palmar, or common warts, which are the little bumps that typically appear around your nails and fingers. The other most recognizable warts are plantar warts, which appear on the bottoms of feet, and flat warts, which are brownish specks that can show up on your face, hands or legs.

What causes warts?

The human papillomavirus, or HPV, is the root of the issue at hand. Shaking hands, high-fiving, clicking a computer mouse or even changing the channel with a TV remote control can cause warts if they have come into contact with certain strains of HPV. Different viruses in this family find their way through tiny skin abrasions. The virus then causes skin cells to grow very quickly, creating the bumps that are most frequently associated with warts.

How can you treat a wart?

Once you have a wart, you may have questions on which treatment method is the best for you. Salicylic acid is the most safe and powerful treatment, and can be bought in the form of a liquid which you can place onto the wart to help remove it. CURAD Mediplast Wart Pads are pads can be cut to the size of the affected area. All you have to do is place the pad on top of it.


However, if you have diabetes, you should definitely avoid all salicylic wart medicines, as they can increase the risk of infection. Instead, try using clear nail polish on the air to suffocate the wart.

How can you prevent warts?

One of the best preventative measures you can take is super simple: washing your hands. Since skin-to-skin contact is the leading cause of warts, good hygiene is your best bet for prevention. DermaKleen’s Antiseptic Antimicrobial Lotion Soap is a great option that will not only free your hands of potential HPV strains, it will also leave your hands feeling soft and fresh.


On top of personal hygiene, make sure your immune system is up to snuff. One reason some people get warts more often than others is due to the fact that they don’t have the immunity for HPV strains that cause warts. Be sure that you are getting enough sleep each night as well as treating your body with nutrients and the care it needs.







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