Warts can appear on anyone, anywhere. However, some people are more susceptible to contracting the wart virus. Children and teens, people who bite or their nails or pick at their nails, and people with a compromised immune system are more likely to see a wart grow on their skin. Why? An opening in the skin makes it easier for the virus to enter. Children, who are prone schoolyard cuts and scrapes, and people with rough, bitten down nails have inviting portals for the virus to pass through. In addition, if the body’s natural defenses are down (a compromised immune system), it makes it harder to fight the virus.
Although warts can appear anywhere on the body, they are most commonly found on the fingers, hands, and feet. After the initial exposure to the virus, it can take a few months for a growth to be visible. However, Dr. Senait Dyson cosmetic dermatologist in Tucson, AZ recommends that if you notice a wart appearing, it is best to act quickly and treat it immediately. By doing so, you can prevent them from spreading. If left untreated, it will be more difficult to control them. If you have a wart that hurts, will not go away, or have you have many, you see a dermatologist to have them removed.
Types of Warts
Common warts: Typically found around the fingernails and back of hands, they appear small and rough
Plantar warts: Found on the booth of the feet, these warts can be very painful
Flat warts: These smaller, smoother warts usually appear in multiples on the face and legs
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