What are warts?
A person with a wart has a lump on the skin that is caused by an infection with human papillomavirus. Infection occurs when the virus enters the skin through a crack in the skin. The wart forms slowly, over weeks to months. Warts can appear anywhere on the body. About 9 out of every 10 adults have had one wart during their lifetime. Most warts disappear without treatment within two years.
What are the symptoms of warts?
Symptoms of a wart include a skin lump. The skin lump may be white, gray, red or brown. It may be shaped like cauliflower or flat on top. Sometimes, warts are painful and itchy.
How does the doctor treat warts?
Without treatment, most warts resolve within 2 years. Treatment for warts may include airtight dressings, topical medications, oral medications, medication injections, or surgery.
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