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The Truth about Warts: Treatment Options at Home

Warts are caused by touching frogs, right? As a kid, I would always have that old wives tale in the back of my head as I ran around during the summer catching frogs (yes, I was a tomboy), worried that I would end up with warts because of it. Word to the wise: though most kids may have warts show up at some point during childhood, I can assure you that they aren’t from frog catching!

In reality, warts are caused by viruses (usually Human Papilloma Virus) and are incredibly common among kids. They’re spread by direct contact with contaminated skin, and studies have recently shown that they’re more commonly spread amongst family members and in school classrooms than in public places like swimming pools. Like any virus, the body’s immune system ultimately recognizes it and starts to fight it off, but it can be a very slow process that may take months to years. For that reason, many people seek treatment for warts, as they can tend to be rather unsightly and can also potentially spread to others. 

The good news is that there are some at-home remedies

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