Round, hard, rough growths caused by a virus known as HPV infecting the top layer of skin.
What are warts?
Warts are small, skin-coloured, rough excess growths of skin. They can be as small as 1mm or as big as 1cm in diameter, and can occur on their own or in clusters.
Common warts are the most frequently occurring type of wart (70% of all warts are common warts). The common wart is easily recognisable by the rough ‘cauliflower-like’ appearance of its surface. They can appear anywhere on the body, but they're most common on knuckles, knees and fingers. We’re prone to getting a wart if the skin on our feet is damaged by cuts or scratches and comes into contact with rough surfaces contaminated with the virus.
What causes warts?
Warts are caused by a virus, the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), which enters the skin through small cuts and scratches. Warts do not appear immediately following infection - the incubation periods can be as long as 24 months.
Things to know about warts.
If untreated, trouble-free warts will often disappear in time. But it's important to remember that they will remain contagious and may spread elsewhere if left untreated.
Children are particularly susceptible.
Warts are very common in young children, and there is a natural tendency for them to pick or scratch existing warts. This releases the virus, spreading them to unaffected skin and other people through physical contact.
It is estimated that at any time, around one in ten people in the UK have a verruca or wart.
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