warts are a very common dermatological disorder that can be treated in various ways.
Warts are small, semi-spherical skin protuberances of variable color (pink, yellow, brown, grayish) that appear following a Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) infection.
This disorder is contagious and very common, especially for those who attend sports fields, spas and swimming pools. They occur in any part of the body but mostly under the soles of the feet, on the back of the hands, in the nail contour and in the genital parts.
They can appear at any age, but particularly in children between the ages of 10 and 15.
Types of warts
- Common warts: round in shape and irregular surface, slightly raised. The so-called "plantar warts" appear on the back of the hands, fingers, legs and under the soles of the feet.
- Flat warts: small flat and pink colored, frequent among the young, often localized on scars and difficult to recognize.
- Plantar warts: located under the sole of the foot, they have a yellowish color, are rough, thick and very annoying.
- Periungual warts: located around the nail, frequent in people who are often in contact with water.
- Genital warts: located inside the vagina or anus, they are transmitted through sexual intercourse.
- Seborrheic warts: they occur in older people, they are not viral, but they relate to incorrect skin growth.
Causes, risks and prevention
Often the appearance of warts is due to a Papilloma infection, but the risks due to their appearance are many:
- Sharing objects
- Skin lesions
- Weak immune defenses
- Genetic factors
- Walking barefoot in public places
- Wear wet shoes and inappropriate footwear
- Poor skin hygiene
To prevent its appearance and spread, proper hygiene and following a few simple rules are essential:
- Do not share hygiene care tools
- Avoid contact with other people's warts
- Avoid biting your nails
- Getting the Papillomavirus vaccine
- Use a condom
- Maintain proper personal hygiene
Warts on the face are less frequent and are characterized by the thickening of the skin surface, have a yellowish color, are painful to pressure, have an irregular surface and a rounded shape.
Foot warts and hand warts
Plantar warts can be recognized by their thickness, roughness and the presence of small black points inside them (coagulated blood vessels).
Those of the hands, on the other hand, have a yellowish color and are smaller.
Genital warts occur in or around the genital area, they are small soft pink or gray bumps that can cause burning or itching. They are very common in women and often disappear on their own in 1-2 years.
Transmission occurs sexually. Often the infection is not known or not known because it does not manifest warts or are not noticed for their small size often inside the vagina.
Garlic, due to its antiviral action, is an excellent natural remedy. Just rub it on the affected part. Sometimes this remedy is not enough and specific antiviral drugs must be used
Warts usually go away on their own within a few months or years. However, as it is contagious, topical treatment is required or in severe cases, elimination takes place with laser or minor surgical interventions.
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