What Causes Warts?

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Warts are viral infections that can be easily spread from person to person. Although warts can appear anywhere on the body, most people get them on their hands, fingers, or feet. Over 100 different viruses are associated with warts, and most will go away without treatment within two years of the infection. Since warts are contagious, it’s important to try to avoid spreading them when you have an outbreak.

Although dermatologists can treat warts, the only real cure is your body’s own immune system. The treatments dermatologists use, such as topical treatments and injections, don’t actually cure the wart, but instead stimulate the body’s immune response so that it will tackle the infection. It may take a few dermatology treatments before a wart goes away.

If you have a wart or other skin problem to address, visit Swinyer – Woseth Dermatology in Salt Lake City. To schedule an appointment with one of our dermatologists, please call (801) 266-8841. You can find out more about our services on our website.

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