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Warts 101: Understanding Causes, Contagion, and Cure

Have you ever had a small, bumpy, hard growth on your skin that you’ve wondered about? Chances are, it’s a wart. Warts are small, non-cancerous growths on the skin caused by human papillomavirus (HPV). They can occur anywhere on the skin, including on the face, hands, feet, and genitals. While generally harmless, warts can be a nuisance and can cause discomfort or embarrassment, especially when they appear in visible areas of the body.Despite being a common condition, warts often raise questions like how do you get them, are they contagious, and will they spread? We’ll be answering those questions and more in today’s informative blog post.