Warts are unsightly, often hard growths on the skin, which can occur anywhere on the human body. Warts are also the physical manifestation of what can be otherwise non-symptomatic viral infections.
The most common virus known to cause warts is the human papillomavirus (HPV). This virus is transmitted from person to person via skin contact and causes rapid growth of clusters of cells in the top layers of the dermis. The result is one or more warts. Moreover, warts usually grow in places where first or secondary contact with a virus initially occurs.
Wart removal in Toronto is a fast and painless procedure. However, the best way to avoid the need for wart removal treatment is to know how to avoid warts.
Warts occur when a virus infects the outer layers of the dermis. At present, there are over 100 types of known wart viruses. Most, though, can only be transmitted when a virus comes into contact with broken skin. It is, therefore, possible to avoid many warts, simply by covering scratches and minimizing direct skin contact with people who already have a wart.