Warts

What are they?

Warts are small skin growths caused by the Papilloma Virus that may appear on many parts of the body such as hands and feet, but also legs, arms and face.
Warts are quite common disorders that affect a large percentage of children.

There are five different kinds of warts:

- Common or vulgaris warts: small, rough skin growths with a yellowish colour that may appear on different parts of the body
Flat warts: these are very small, with a smoother surface than common warts and they may appear on the face and also on hands and arms
Plantar warts: these only appear on the soles of the feet and can cause great discomfort making walking difficult
Filiform warts: these are more elongated compared to the other types of warts, with a pinkish colour and they tend to appear near the mucous membranes of the face (eyes, mouth and nose)
Genital warts: genital warts are the most common form of venereal disease and they appear as rough growths located on the surface of the skin or mucous membranes in the genital area.

How are they transmitted and how can they be treated?

Warts are transmitted very easily, especially in humid, public places such as swimming pools or changing rooms at gyms. Coming into contact with items used by other people is the simplest form of contagion. Towels and bathmats are some of the most common vehicles.

There are five methods available for removing warts:

- cryotherapy that uses intense cold
electrocoagulation
laser therapy
surgical ablation
products applied topically

Cryotherapy is not usually recommended in children as it is difficult for them to keep still in the same position throughout the treatment.
The specific products found in pharmacies contain active ingredients that act on and destroy the keratin, the material the wart consists of.
That is why, where possible, the use of these products is preferable in both adults and children, as they are less invasive and easy to use.
In the event of warts increasing in size or becoming particularly painful, please consult your doctor.

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