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02 August 2006

Worried about warts?

The small bumps may appear anywhere on the body, including on the skin, genitals, or even in the mouth.

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Warts are infections caused by a virus in the human papillomavirus family. The small bumps may appear anywhere on the body, including on the skin, genitals, or even in the mouth.

Warts are very contagious and can be passed on by skin-to-skin contact, says the American Academy of Family Physicians. Warts on the genitals are especially contagious and can be transmitted to another person during sex.

While warts often disappear on their own, many people need treatment. Over-the-counter topical solutions should never be used on the face or the genitals, the AAFP says, recommending instead that you speak with your doctor about how to treat warts in those areas. – (HealthDayNews)

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