Are warts harmful?


Most warts are not harmful and are considered benign skin growths. They are typically caused by a virus called the human papillomavirus (HPV), which infects the top layer of skin and causes cells to grow rapidly, forming a rough bump on the skin.

While warts are generally not dangerous, they can be unsightly and may cause discomfort or embarrassment. In some cases, warts can also be contagious and spread to other areas of the body or to other people through direct contact.

However, there are some types of HPV that can cause more serious health problems, such as cervical cancer, and it is important to see a healthcare provider if you have any concerns about your warts or if they are causing you pain or discomfort. Your healthcare provider can help you determine the best course of treatment based on your individual situation.

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