How To Get Rid Of Warts

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Warts are small protrusions or raised lumps, which are caused by a viral infection often arising as a result of broken skin or a compromised immune system. The virus responsible is the human papillomavirus, HPV, of which there are many strains.

There are many different types of warts varying in shape and the site of infection; ranging from the common wart (verruca vulgaris) to genital warts and each type of wart comes from a different strain.

Warts are viruses living within skin with the blood vessels actually feeding the virus ensuring it carries on thriving. This is the reason why removal of warts can often be painful because it is attached to the capillaries and embedded in the skin. Often you can see black dots at the site which are clotted blood vessels feeding the wart. Read More…

Treatment of Warts and Verrucas

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Warts are small protrusions or raised lumps, which are caused by a viral infection often arising as a result of broken skin or a compromised immune system. The virus normally associated with the occurrence of warts is the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). It is estimated that the majority of the population has been exposed to this virus at some point in their lives. There are over 100 types of HPV viruses and usually each one is responsible for the formation of a specific wart in different parts of the body.

There are many different types of warts varying in shape and site of infection ranging from the common wart (verruca vulgaris) to genital warts. Warts can be highly contagious and hence one should not use towels and objects from people who already have warts. You can also spread warts to yourself from other parts of the body. Read More…

The Truth About Verruca And The Best Way To Treat Them

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I am always being asked about Verruca, what it is, what does it look like, how it is caught and of course how it can be avoided.

Verruca are known as Common Wart, appearing on the feet and are also known as Plantar Verruca or Plantar Warts. They are caused by the Human Papiloma Virus, in other words, it’s a viral infection that tends to be more common in young people and children rather than adults.

It is a condition often dreaded by families with young children and one that mums can become paranoid about! Many adults, have recollections of getting Verruca’s in their youth and having to undergo the most painful of treatments, often with little or no success – and now dread that history will repeat itself with their children! Read More…