Warts are caused by viruses and are highly contagious. Since it is the start of any school year, many children and adults will develop warts on their fingers, hands, feet, or face. The warts usually start as small circles to become rough and and large over time. Warts can multiply and spread to other parts of the body. Warts are not caused by bacteria or fungal infections. However, they are very common in schools, gyms, locker rooms, preschools, clinics, hospitals, waterparks, and other public places.

Warts do not cause pain initially. However, if the warts grow large and touch nerves or other develop on sensitive parts of the body, there will be pain. Warts can grow for weeks or months before people realize how severe the infection can be.

Talk with your doctor or pharmacist today if you suspect you have a wart. Warts are treated by different medications depending on the size, location, and severity. There are several over-the-counter treatments which may include salicylic acid, covering with adhesive tapes, prescription medications, or freezing.

Advise your school nurse about possible warts and be sure to let your cosmetologist know if you have any facials, skin treatments, haircuts, or other beauty procedures scheduled in the near future.
– Aqua Beauty Texas



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