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Do Warts Have Fluid in Them?


ANSWER: Warts do not have fluid in them.

What Are Warts?

Warts, and its alternative names such as plane juvenile warts, perijungal warts, subungal warts, plantar warts, verruca, verrucae planae juveniles, filiform warts or verruca vulgaris are defined as common, contagious epithelird tumors that are caused by the human papillomavirus or HPV. Warts can infect humans and some animals, particularly dogs, monkeys, sheep, cattle, deer and horses. Warts are generally harmless and pose no serious threat to your health, except that they are not pleasant to look at and can itch or hurt at times.

The most common types of warts are those that appear on the hands and on the face. However, warts can also be found under the soles of the feet, which are known as plantar warts. They can also be found in the genitals, thus the name genital warts. Warts can also infect the areas under and around the fingernails and toenails, and these are known as subungual and perjungual warts respectively.

What Is The Treatment for Warts?

The good news is that warts can be treated right at your own home. Some common home remedies for warts include rubbing your warts with garlic or applying a paste made from either crushed vitamin C tablets or baking powder and castor oil on your wart or warts. Another popular home remedy for warts is using duct tape to cover the wart over a period of six days, which then causes your immune system to cause an irritation over the skin under the wart and purge the wart out of your skin. After the six day period, you can then soak your wart in water and remove it using a nail file or emery board.

If none of these home remedies is effective, seeing a dermatologist or general practitioner may be necessary.



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