What Causes Warts

Warts are commonly found on the feet (verruca), face, hands and fingers and genital areas which are dependent on the specific type of HPV Virus affecting different individuals.

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  • HPV Virus types 1, 2, 3 and 4 usually cause common, non-genital type warts.
  • HPV Virus types 6, 11, 16 and 18 cause genital lesions, for example, HPV Virus in men or the anal HPV Virus.
  • Although warts in general are found to be benign, neoplasm in nature, some do have the potential for malignancy, specifically, genital warts of the 16 and 18 HPV Virus type. .
  • Clinical appearance of a wart on its own cannot reveal the difference between one genotype and another. Therefore, it is highly advised for an individual to consult a qualified physician if unsure about the HPV genital virus that particular individual may have been infected with.

However, there are some dos and don’ts that one must keep in mind, in order to stem the spread of this skin infection.

  • Warts are highly contagious and can be transmitted from person to person. Therefore, try and avoid direct, physical contact with an infected person.
  • Avoid using towels, or any item/s belonging to an infected person. This is the fastest, surest way one can get infected.
  • Do not pick or squeeze warts as this could lead to severe infection and proliferation of warts.
  • Avoid unprotected sex, or sex with multiple partners if infected or unsure. This can cause genital warts that are extremely difficult to diagnose or detect.

Our wart removal service offers complete confidentiality and discretion and in most cases the warts can be treated at the same time as the consultation

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