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Warts. -Destiny M. Mickell. What is a wart?. Warts are a small rough tumor usually seen on the feet and hands but can be found anywhere.  Warts are usually found singly or in clusters in your skin (Warts.) NOT a THREAT!!. Signs and Symptoms. There is a good chance that you have a wart if:

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warts

Warts

-Destiny M. Mickell

what is a wart
What is a wart?

Warts are a small rough tumor usually seen on the feet and hands but can be found anywhere.  Warts are usually found singly or in clusters in your skin (Warts.)

NOT a THREAT!!

signs and symptoms
Signs and Symptoms

There is a good chance that you have a wart if:

  • You have a raised round oval growth anywhere on your skin
  • There is a spot that is lighter, darker or black compared to your skin
  • If the area is pained (warts do not usually cause pain, unless pressure is constantly being pressed on, such as on the feet)
causes
Causes
  • Warts are caused only from the virus known as Human Papilloma Virus.
  • if you have a wart on one part of your body, you can not spread it to another
  • Skin warts can not spread to other people but Genital warts can (through sexual intercourse.)
prevention
Prevention
  • Skin warts can NOT be prevented, however, Genital warts can.
to decrease the risk
To decrease the risk….
  • WASH YOUR HANDS REGULARLY
  • keep skin healthy (Not just LOOKING healthy)
  • Keep skin moisturized and free of cuts
  • Try not to bite your nails
  • When you are in a public shower, pool etc. WEAR a flip flops or something to cover your feet.
treatments cures
Treatments/ cures
  • Warts are not harmful, and they disappear within 6month- two years. however, because of self consciousness, many people try to have it removed by:
  • Freezing it off through cryotherapy
  • Prescribed medication
  • Minor surgery
  • And many other ways
the myths about warts
The myths about warts
  • Handling frogs/toads can give you warts
  • This is false
  • This was originated in the middle ages through the unpopularity of frogs
  • Warts are only through the Human Papillloma Virus (HPV)
  • Toads DO have warts but humans can NOT catch them
myths con
Myths (con.)

2. Warts have roots

  • This is false
  • Warts NEVER grow into the dermis layer of skin.
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Myths (con.)

3. Warts can cause cancer

  • Fortunately this is false!!!
  • HPV can cause cancer but warts itself cannot.
  • “the two strands of HPV that cause cancer, are two strands that do not cause a wart (top 10 myths)
resources
Resources
  • Elsevie, Mosby. “pubMedHealth.Ncbi.nlm.gov.A.D.A.M, NOV. 2011. 06 Feb 2012http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
  • Desrosier, Chesney. “Top 10 Warts Myths.” Welcome to Wryte Stuff! 07 Jan 2007. Web 06 Feb.2012 http://wrytestuff.com
  • “warts” Warts Treatment, Warts Removal Natural Remedies. Web. Of Feb2012 http://www.wartstreatmenthelp.com
  • “warts on hands” Warts on hands. Web. 06 feb 2012 http://www.warts-on-hands.com
  • URAC “10 answers to frequently asked questions.” Kostenlose Homepage Erstellen 100% Gratis! U.R.A.C web 06 feb 2012 http://www.webmd.com