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Are you looking down at your hand and wondering how you got that wart on your knuckle? Do you wonder if there’s something that you did that caused it to arrive uninvited onto your hand? Could the old wives’ tale hold true: Did I ever hold or come in contact with a toad or a frog?

If you have questions surrounding the origin of your warts, here’s a quick guide for you about how warts appear on your body.

  • You have a wart on your body due to a virus called human papillomavirus (HPV). It is not because you came in contact with a toad or frog!
  • There is no other cause of warts on your body besides HPV. If you have a wart, it is from this viral infection.
  • HPV is contagious. Therefore, if you touch a doorknob that someone with HPV touched, you may contract it.
  • Your warts can take months or even a year before they appear, so it is nearly impossible to discover the original source of your infection.
  • If you have an open wound or scratch (no matter how tiny) it greatly increases your susceptibility to contracting the virus.
  • If you have a weakened or impaired immune system, you are more likely to get a wart after being exposed to the virus.

To help prevent the spread of warts in your home or workplace, be sure to clean frequently touched items such as doorknobs, refrigerator handles and light switches. Do not share a bath towel with someone who has warts. Keep your hands clean and discontinue biting your nails.

Medical Dermatology Specialists provides a variety of wart treatment options depending on your specific type of wart and past treatment attempts.  Call our office today to schedule your wart treatment appointment.

Posted on behalf of Medical Dermatology Specialists, P.C.

5730 Glenridge Drive, Suite T-100
Atlanta, GA 30328

Phone: Call (404) 939-9220
FAX: (470) 312-2157

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If your skin disease is affecting your quality of life or you have been told your skin disorder is no longer treatable, we invite you to discover our unique medical dermatology practice in Atlanta. You will find a team of experts in dermatology who are not only dedicated to treating your skin symptoms, but who will work with your primary care doctor and other specialists to give you the comprehensive skin care approach you need to be healthy. Dr. Weisman can show you what it means to have a doctor who is truly an advocate for your health.

Contact our Atlanta Dermatologist today for personalized care and strong expertise in skin care for your entire family.


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Medical Dermatology Specialists, P.C.


5730 Glenridge Drive, Suite T-100
Atlanta, GA 30328



Phone: (404) 939-9220
Fax: (470) 312-2157
Research Fax: (470) 312-2156

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Mon - Fri: 7:45AM - 4:45PM
Sat - Sun: Closed

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