Warts (verrucas) are small, rough lumps that resemble the bud of cauliflower. Some people confuse warts with skin tags.
Verrucas are diagnosed with a simple visual observation. Refer to the pictures, if you have difficulties in distinguishing a verruca from a skin tag.
There are six major types of verruca, namely: verruca vulgaris, filiform verruca, periungual verruca, verruca plantaris, verruca plana and genital wart.
Verruca plantaris is also called plantar wart. It typically occurs on the foot. Many people find it difficult to distinguish verruca plantaris from corns.
Each skin disorder has unique symptoms that will allow you to accurately distinguish one from the other.
Verruca plantaris is dotted with black speck on the surface. Corns are usually clear and tend to take the colour of the skin.
Verruca plantaris tends to occur on the soles of the feet. Corns can appear on the soles, heels and between the toes.
The lumps of verruca plantaris tend to develop within clear-cut boundaries. The borders of corns are less well defined.
Both corns and the lumps of verruca plantaris are painful; however, the pains originate from different sources. Pains from verruca plantaris originate from the sides of the lump while pains from corns originate from its center.
Popular Myths About Warts
One of the disadvantages of the free-for-all internet medium is the ease, with which, misleading information about any subject gets disseminated.
It pays to be able to separate the facts from the myths, in order to prevent yourself from getting misled.
Myth: Verrucas are caused by toads.
Fact: Verrucas are caused by the human papilloma virus (HPV). Scientists have identified more than 120 different strains of this virus.
HPV types 1 and 3 are the most prolific. They are responsible for verruca vulgaris. This is the most common form of the skin disorder.
Myth: Verrucas are not contagious.
Fact: Verrucas are very contagious. They are transmitted by contact. You cannot contract it by breathing the air. You cannot contract it by drinking water.
In order to contract it, you must come into contact with an infected person or object.
Genital wart also called condyloma acuminatum is transmitted during sexual intercourse. One does not contract it during the transmission of fluids; rather during the contact between the male and female genitalia.
Periungual verruca typically occurs on the hands and fingers. You can contract it by simply shaking the hands of an infected person.
Myth: Verrucas are easy to diagnose.
Fact: Verrucas are not always easy to diagnose. HPV has a very long incubation period. After infection, it can take up to one full year for the symptoms to develop.
During this incubation period it is virtually impossible to visually tell an infected person from an uninfected person.
Off course during the incubation period, you can always use blood tests to tell whether someone is infected or not.
Home Remedies for Warts
Apple cider vinegar is used to treat a wide range of skin disorders. The acidity of apple cider vinegar does not actually kill the HPV but it causes the skin of the infected area to exfoliate.
In theory, the exfoliated skin peels off, carrying the virus with it. In practice, sometimes it succeeds. Sometimes, it doesn’t.
The milk from milkweed has been found very effective at eliminating verrucas. Milkweed contains a proteolytic enzyme that kills HPV.
Milkweed should be kept beyond the reach of children because it is toxic, when ingested. It contains a toxin called cardiac glycoside.
Experiment with the peelings of bananas. Banana peelings also contain a proteolytic enzyme, which kills HPV.
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