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Monday, November 2, 2009

Are Warts Dangerous?

Posted by patrick

By Lillian Williams

Do you have warts on your body? If you do, you are definitely not the only one. A large number of Americans suffer from warts nowadays. In deed, many individuals have numerous warts. If you do have warts, are you thinking about having them removed? You might think that you should to have them removed, but actually it's up to you. In practically every case, wart removal is not absolutely necessary.

If you have a wart or several of warts on your body, you may already know what they are and how they are caused, however, I would like to explain that warts are known to be caused by a strain of the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). Normally, warts are totally harmless. This is because they are 'benign skin growths'. 'Benign' is another word used to describe 'non-cancerous'. Therefore, since there is a good chance that your wart is completely harmless, you do not have to have it removed.

Although you do not necessarily need to have warts removed, you may nevertheless want to. Despite being harmless and usually painless, there are some warts that can be painful. In most cases, you will find that the pain associated with warts depends on where it is located. For instance, warts on your feet may be painful, if you are walking on them each day. Also, warts on your hands may be painful, if you use your hands all day at work. If that is the case, you may seriously want to have your warts removed. After removal, you will probably find yourself without pain.

You may also want to have your warts removed if they are obvious. It is no secret that some warts, especially those large in size, are unattractive. Of course, you shouldn't worry about what anyone else thinks, but you need to do what is right for you. Therefore, if the warts on your body are causing you discomfort, physical or mental discomfort, you may want to think about having those warts removed.

It is important to remember that warts can be passed on. Although this can be the case, it doesn't always transpire. Some individuals are more susceptible to warts than others, but since you do not know who those individuals are, you may want to think about having your warts removed anyway.

You may want to do this, no matter where your warts are located, but maybe especially if the warts are on your hands, since you probably shake hands with others quite often. So, if you find yourself regularly around other people, you may want to think about wart removal for their sakes.

If you are interested in having your warts removed, you have a variety of options. You should be able to have your warts removed by your doctor within a matter of minutes. If you are concerned about the cost of seeing a doctor, you should be able to perform your own wart removal. This can easily be done by purchasing over-the-counter wart removal products. These products are available for a reasonable price at most drug stores. You could also give home remedies a try, although you ought to be cautious when using them. A number of different home remedies can be found online with an Internet search.

As mentioned previously, it is really your decision whether or not you want to have your wart removed. Although it may not seem like an important decision, it really is. Wart removal is not always totally successful, your warts could return after a while and therefore, you are advised to thoroughly examine all of your choices before making a decision.

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