Are warts contagious and who is at risk?

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Are warts contagious and who is at risk?
Are warts contagious and who is at risk?

Warts are small, raised growths on the skin that look like nipples with a rough surface

Inside the wart, you can often see small blocked blood vessels that look like blackheads.

Are warts contagious and who should be extra careful.

HPV (human papilloma virus) is manifested by warts. You can get it through direct contact with an infected person: for example, if you shake hands with someone who has a wart on their hand.

However, you can get infected in other ways: Through personal hygiene items (towels, towels, razors, clippers) or through infected surfaces (doorknobs).

Most often the virus sticks to the affected or moist skin. But it can be extremely difficult to establish the moment of infection, because sometimes the wart appears six months later.

Most often people with a weakened immune system get infected with HPV.

- Children and adolescents. This is due to both the age-related imperfection of the immune system and the fact that children are less careful and more often have skin wounds.

- Patients with autoimmune disease

- Patients with HIV / AIDS or those who have recently undergone an organ transplant.

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