Warts develop when the human papillomavirus (HPV) gets under the top layer of skin and causes non-cancerous growths. The virus is contagious and is typically spread from person to person, either directly or indirectly. The time a wart takes to appear can sometimes be several months after contact with the HPV.

WartsRepeated exposure to the virus can increase the likelihood of a person developing warts. Damaged skin, such as cracked or peeling areas, makes it easier for the virus to get under the skin. Some people are more likely to get warts than others. This may be due to the health of each individual’s immune system. Warts can be uncomfortable or painful. People with exposed warts may avoid social interaction because of embarrassment or fear of spreading the virus.

Medical treatment is the best option because of the risk of spreading the virus. Ask Dr. Zizmor today.