So, exactly how do you get
warts on your fingers and feet?
Warts are caused by an infection of the human papilloma virus or HPV. A
wart is really a non-cancerous growth caused by an infection by this virus.
There are many different strains of the HPV and some of
these cause the different type of warts seen in people. This virus is
contagious and it can enter into
your body from bruises, scratches or cuts on your skin as well as in
other ways. You can also spread the infection to yourself.
There are many ways to get warts. It all starts by getting the HPV onto your skin by the following methods:
Directly touching or accidentally rubbing against the wart found on a person
Direct contact with another person who carries the virus in their body
Touching an object that has the HPV on the surface. The virus got there because someone else infected with the virus touched it.
Going to places where the HPV "hangs out"
Sexual activity with an infected partner
Directly touching the wart of another person could
transfer the virus to
your body. This is especially more likely in children and adolescents
than in adults. For example, children who are playing contact sports
can easy pass the virus by accidentally touching the
warts of other individuals.
It is also
important to know that an individual may carry the virus even
if no growth is visible. This is because the virus does not always
develop into any visible growth. Thus an individual may transfer the
virus unknowingly. This person is called a carrier of the HPV.
You can get warts by touching objects that had been contaminated by another
individual that carry the virus. This may happen when, for example, share towels or wear their shoes.
Some strains of this virus are cause genital warts. These strains can be passed on during sexual activity.
HPV can exist in many places. Viruses have a very simple structure;
just a strand of genetic material surround by a protein capsule. They
can remain dormant but can be infectious for several months
or even years when they are outside the body.
The human papilloma virus can be found in
places that are warm and moist. It may exist
on the floors of showers, bathrooms, swimming pools, locker rooms and
exercise equipments. Avoid walking bare footed in these places!
well, the one wart that you might have can easily spread to other
nearby areas. Soon, you'll have a nice collection of warts.Children
seem to have this problem since they tend to touch and scratch the wart
in an attempt to get it off their skin.
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