people think that if you touch a toad you get warts. That isnít true.
Warts are caused by a virus called HPV (human papilloma virus). Warts are
usually the color of your skin and are rough to the touch, but they also
can be dark instead of skin colored and flat and smooth instead of rough.
are three different kinds of warts. Thereís the common wart, the planter
wart, and flat warts. Usually common warts grow on your fingers near your
fingernails and on the backs of your hands. Common warts are most common
where skin has broken or cracked, where you bite your fingernails, or pick
your hangnails. Planter warts are usually on the heels of your feet. When
these warts grow in groups or clusters they are known as mosaic warts. The
last type of wart is the flat wart. Flat warts are smaller, smoother, and
flatter than other warts. They grow in huge groups usually 20-100 all at
one time! They can pop up just about anywhere. In kids, they are most
common on the face but in adults they are most likely to be found in the
beard area in men and in women they are most likely to appear on their
are practically impossible to prevent in kids.
To prevent warts you should never wear another personís shoes or
clothes who has warts. Donít chew on your pencil or your eraser and just donít put
those types of things in your mouth, period! Any person who bites their
nails, picks their nails or hangnails is just opening themselves up to the
possibilities of getting infected by the wart virus.
So now you know
most of the facts about warts. You know that you canít get warts from a
toad, but I still wouldnít suggest going out and kissing every single toad you
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