What is included patient education about nongenital warts?

Updated: Sep 25, 2020
  • Author: Philip D Shenefelt, MD, MS; Chief Editor: William D James, MD  more...
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Alert patients to the risk factors for transmission of warts. These include trauma or maceration of the skin, frequent wet work involving hands, hyperhidrosis of feet, swimming pools, and nail biting. Butchers and slaughterhouse workers also are at increased risk for developing warts.

Alert patients that some warts may require multiple treatments and may be resistant to several treatment modalities. In addition, some warts may regress spontaneously without treatment.

For patient education resources, visit the Skin Conditions and Beauty Center. Also see the patient education articles Warts and Plantar Warts.


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