You may be wondering, can HPV warts take over all your body? Skin warts are usually raised growth that may be itchy. Warts are caused by papilloma viruses. They arise mostly on showing areas of the body such as the hands, fingers, face, scalp and soles of the feet. Warts show mostly on adolescents who are experiencing hormonal changes. While they must be distinguished from skin cancer, there is no proof that they never become cancerous.
Types of warts
Skin warts are of three types: common warts, plantar warts and venereal warts.
Common warts are also called contagious warts. They can spread on the hands, knees, scalp and usually on the face. These are hard and are irregular or round shaped warts. It can be dark or flesh colored. They can multiply by picking, trimming or touching them. Plantar warts or warts on the soles of the feet can be benign tumor because of a virus. Venereal warts (condylomatum acuminate) are brought about by the human papilloma virus (HPV).
HPV or human papilloma virus are pinkish skin growth that looks like a cauliflower found on the genitals of men and women. HPV warts grow on the genitals, unlike the common warts that spread on the skin surface or the plantar warts that grow on the soles of the feet. Genital warts appear on the vulva, cervix, or anus or immediately surrounding skin of women. While on men, it is near or on the penis, scrotum or anus.
Since there are more than 100 types of HPV, they can grow on all parts of your body. These warts can spread on all over if a person’s resistance is low. If there are genetic faults on a person’s body that will impede his immune system and there is a chance HPV warts will take over his body. On women, genital warts can change to cancer of the cervix. It can spread to others even before the person realizes he or she has it. These warts should be removed first before having sexual intercourse with another person. Physicians use liquid nitrogen, corrosive salicylic acids and surgery to remove warts.
What can be done to get rid of warts? There are different forms of treatment but there is no guarantee of a 100% healing. Some herbal medicines and natural treatment can be applied. They are the following: castor oil, milkweed sap, raw potato, aloe vera, cashew nut and several others. Proper diet and nutrition can help prevent growth of warts. Like any infection, warts may grow if a person’s resistance is low. Eating foods rich in vitamins, vitamin B complex, vitamin C, and zinc is very highly recommended. Asparagus, onions, citrus fruits and garlic are likewise recommended. Garlic may be eaten raw.
Reducing the amount of protein – rich foods in your diet can be helpful in preventing formation of warts. Eat right, keep proper hours, exercise in the open air and breathe deep. Tone up your whole body.