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What Are Warts?

Answer:


Papilloma Virus (HPV)

Warts are small, harmless tumours of the skin caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). Their appearance differs based on the type of wart and where itís located.

Common warts, which are grey to flesh-coloured, raised from the skin surface, and are covered with rough, horn-like projections, typically develop on the hand, especially around the nail.

Plantar warts occur on the bottom of the foot, usually in high-pressure areas such as the heel and behind the toes. They usually grow into the skin, which makes them difficult to treat.

Flat warts are mostly seen on the face and the back of the hands and appear as small individual bumps that can spread.

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