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Warts – A Common Infectious Disease


Warts is a type of skin disease that often occurs causing us to underestimate the impact of the disease on daily life. Whereas, if allowed to persist warts can spread to other parts of the body and infect people who are close to us.

Warts are caused by the human papilloma virus (HPV). Any part of the skin can be infected, especially in the hands, fingers and feet. The infected part will start raised, hard and rough surfaces. The infection can spread to other body or person through touch.

Types of Warts

1) Common Warts

This type of warts usually occur on the arms. The infected part of the bulging, rounded and has a rough surface and hard. It was flesh-colored or slightly darker.

2) Plantar Warts

This type of wart will cause pain to individuals when weight pressing the infected area, especially when walking or running. Usually there are black spots caused by bleeding in the surface. Use the base is round like a donuts in part  will help reduce the pain.

3) Filiform Warts

This type of wart look like a seeds flat on the surface of the skin and its color such as skin color and its occur on the surface of soft leather.

4) Genital Warts

These types of warts are soft, moist and not pain. It is pink or brown color and can grown on the genital, vulva, anus and sometimes the woman’s vagina. In women, genital warts can potentially cause cancer, especially cervical cancer. Because the disease often has no symptoms, so women are advised to run the race ‘pap smear test’ on a regular basis, especially those who reach the age of 40.

Warts Treatment

There are a number of treatments available for warts. However, no single treatment is 100% effective, and the wart may return.

The aim of treatment is to remove the wart without it returning and without leaving any scarring.

Treatments include:

  • salicylic acid
  • cryotherapy
  • duct tape
  • chemical treatments

If needed, here are some traditional treatments to cure the disease of warts with acupuncture and herbs. For more details, please click this website here.


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