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What Causes Warts?

Ah, the common wart. You may have heard that touching a toad or frog could cause warts when you were a child. That must have been much more easy to explain to a young child than the ACTUAL cause! We’re here to tell you now that this is a myth – and today we are here to share the real cause with you.

Warts are caused by the human papillomavirus, or HPV. This virus gets into the skin when there is an opening, such as a cut or even a hangnail. Once the virus is in, it can also be spread from one area of the body to another. In fact, warts are so contagious that they can also be passed from person to person through skin-on-skin contact or shared personal items.

While anyone is susceptible to getting warts, they are most common in children and young adults. Adults and those with weakened immune systems are also susceptible.

Okay, so they are contagious… the good news? Yes, there is good news! Common warts are not considered harmful or detrimental to your health. They may disappear on their own over the course of time. However, keep in mind that an old wart may lead to another wart around the same area. To be safe and wart-free, it is best to take care of the wart as soon as possible.

Terrasil Wart Removal Ointment helps to remove warts as quick as painless as possible. No burning or scraping necessary!