Cutaneous wartsCutaneous warts: A General Overview
Frequently Asked Questions
Cutaneous warts are non-cancerous, swollen, raised lumps occurring in the skin. The human papillomavirus causes it. Any imperfection in the skin causes the growth of the papillomavirus. The development causes basal skin infections, finally leading to a pigmented mass with thick keratins.
- Round-shaped skin bump
- Rough and flat bump
- Grey, black, brown or skin-colored bump
- Fleshy and grainy bumps
- Scattered bumps with black spot
Human papillomavirus causes cutaneous warts. They are very infectious and can spread from person to person by
- Direct touching the bumps
- Touching objects infected with the virus-like bathroom floor, towels, doors, pools.
- If any of the family member having warts .
- Biting of the nails and picking the skin at the base of the nail
- Sexual relationships
- Atopic skin disease like eczema.
Infection: Plucking and scratching of warts can cause infections. Any cut in the skin allows microbes to enter and cause infection.
Pain: Most warts are painless, but plantar warts are very sore and grow underside of the foot. The affected individual feels like walking on stones.
Disfigurement: People with a poor immune response may develop an unpleasing bunch of warts on the body, face and hands.
Cancer: Individuals with genital warts are prone to several types of cancers, such as cervical cancer, throat cancer and anal cancer.