Strains of the human papillomavirus (HPV) family cause warts. Warts usually appear on the hands or feet, and different strains of HPV will cause warts to appear on different parts of the body. Warts, which are benign and painless bumps on the skin, are contagious and can be passed from one person to another as well as to other parts of the body. A person is more susceptible to warts if they have cuts or damage to the skin or if they have a weakened immune system. People who bite their nails or pick at hangnails are also more likely to contract warts.
Warts typically take a few months to grow large enough to be visible. EZCare Clinic practitioners can evaluate a patient’s warts in a quick visit and provide treatment. Warts are easier to treat in children than in adults. Treatment will be dependent on the age and health of the patient as well ass on the type of wart.