Warts are rough, skin-forming growths that are benign and not malignant. They emerge as a result of an infection brought on by the human papillomavirus, or HPV, which enters a cut or crack in the skin.
Due to their frequent cuts, children are more likely to get warts. However, warts can affect anyone. Elderly people and those with autoimmune diseases or compromised immune systems are more vulnerable to the virus that causes warts.
Hands: These warts are called common warts because they are the most common type.
Face: Flat warts affect the face and forehead.
Feet: On the bottoms of the feet, there are plantar warts. These warts resemble calluses and have small black dots in the middle. They frequently occur in bunches and are unpleasant.
Genitals: Genital warts are warts that develop on the penis, vagina, or rectum. An instance of a sexually transmitted infection is these warts. Through sexual contact with an infected person, you can develop genital warts.
Periungual and subungual: These warts form under or around fingernails and toenails.
Warts vary in appearance. They may look:
- Skin-colored, brown, grey or black.
The human papillomavirus (HPV) causes a skin infection that result in warts when it enters a cut in the skin. Warts spread quickly. The virus can pass from one person to another or from one area of the body to another through:
- Direct contact with a wart.
- Touching something contaminated with the virus, such as towels, doorknobs and shower floors.
- Sexual intercourse (genital warts).
- Nail biting and cuticle picking.
However, you can lower your risk of picking up the virus or stop warts from spreading by taking these steps:
- Avoid shaving over a wart.
- Break the habit of biting your nails or picking at cuticles.
- Don’t share towels, washcloths, clothing, nail clippers, razors or other personal items.
- Don’t touch another person’s wart.
- Get the HPV vaccine and use condoms to prevent genital warts.
- Keep your feet dry to prevent the spread of plantar warts.
- Try not to scratch, cut or pick at a wart.
- Wear flip-flops or shoes when using a public locker room, pool area or showers.
Homeopathic medicines boost the immune system of the body to fight with the infectious agent that is causing warts. Homeopathy remedies for warts are all prepared from naturally occurring substances. Hence they are free from any side effects.