What Causes Warts?

What Causes Warts?

Do you have warts on your skin? Warts can be removed at the Ankle & Foot Center of Fox Valley. Dr. Nancy Jagodzinski can help you avoid Warts and other foot issues in Naperville, IL.

What are Warts?

Warts are raised bumps on the skin caused by the human papillomavirus, HPV. They can be uncomfortable, contagious, or painful. For some people, warts are harmless, but they look unsightly. It is possible for warts to go away on their own, but it is more common to have them removed if they are located on the foot. That is because they can cause considerable discomfort when you wear shoes or walk around.

What Causes Warts?

Common warts are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). The virus usually spreads through breaks in the skin, such as a hangnail or a scrape. Biting your nails also can cause warts to spread on your fingertips and around your nails. The virus is contagious. You can get warts from touching someone who has them or through shared objects, such as towels or washcloths. People that have a weakened immune system are more susceptible to getting warts because their body has a harder time fighting off the virus. Warts most commonly appear on the hands, but they can also affect the feet, face, genitals, or knees.

Treating Warts in Naperville, IL

It’s important to note that warts can be very resistant to treatment and have a tendency to recur. Please contact our office for help in effectively treating warts. Your doctor can recommend the best treatment for each patient. Treatment options include prescription ointment, medications, or removal.

Contact Your Doctor Today

For more information about treating warts in Naperville, IL, contact Dr. Jagodzinski at Ankle & Foot Center of Fox Valley. You can reach us by calling (630) 778-7670.

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