Lombard Warts Specialist

Warts Specialist

Our Lombard warts specialist explains to our patients that warts are caused by a viral infection in the top layer of your skin. Yes, warts on your skin can be passed to another person when that person touches the warts. You can also get warts from using towels or other objects that were used by a person who has warts. Warts are non-cancerous, epidermal growths, usually occurring on your hands and feet. Although most common warts appear on your hands and feet, there are many types of warts that can appear all over your body.

Warts that occur on your face are known as filiform warts. Plantar warts are located on the bottom and sides of your feet, and there are also warts that are found on areas that are commonly shaved, such as your face and legs, and these are known as flat warts. Warts that infect the skin under and around your fingernails and toenails are called periungal warts. Genital warts are found on and around male and female genitals and are very contagious. It is important not to have unprotected sex if you or your partner has warts on the genital area, as the infection can be spread to a sexual partner without knowing it.

Even though warts can occur at any age, they are most common in children, young adults and people with immune system deficiencies. Warts are caused by a viral infection known as human papillomavirus, or HPV for short. Our Lombard warts specialist knows that there are presently over 120 types of HPV circulating in the human population today, and different types of warts are caused by various types of the HPV virus. For instance, the 1 and 3 strains of human papillomavirus are the most common, and are usually the causes when someone develops a common wart. Common warts are often bothersome and can bleed and cause pain when they’re bumped. Warts can also be embarrassing, especially if they grow on your face. Developing certain types of warts not only depends on the type of HPV, but also on your own immune system. Each person’s immune system reacts differently to HPV, therefore, some people may not develop warts even if they have come in direct contact with the virus. Proper treatment with our Lombard warts specialist can decrease the chance that the warts will be spread to other areas of your body, or to other people.



Foot Pain Lombard

Foot Pain Lombard



AFP Podiatry, LTD
2340 S Highland Ave. Suite 100
Lombard, IL.
Phone: (630) 620-4848