You may have found a lump similar to warts on the surface of the skin, which is accompanied by a reddish color. Be careful! This may be a symptom of a disease; One of them is Verruca Vulgaris. What disease is this? To find out, let’s get the full explanation.
What is Verruca Vulgaris?
Verruca vulgaris (common warts) or warts are skin infections by Human Papillomavirus (HPV) types 2, 4, 27, and 29 that cause hyperkeratosis of the skin. Verruca transmission occurs through direct contact between the skin, as well as minor trauma that causes disturbances in the stratum corneum layer of the epidermis.
This disease is characterized by the presence of papules or scaly nodules measuring 1-10 mm, as well as rough lesion surfaces accompanied by red or brown spots. Lesions can appear as large as one piece or multiple. Although it can appear on any part of the skin, verruca appears mostly in the dorsum manus and fingers.
Verruca Vulgaris Causes
The main cause of this disease is human papilloma virus type 2. Even so, there is also HPV 1, 4, 27, and 29 that can cause the onset of this disease. You also need to know that this disease can spread throughout the body and can disappear by itself within two years.
Verruca Vulgaris Symptoms
Verruca vulgaris or warts on the hands and feet are different from other types of warts. Verruca vulgaris warts have no roots that stick out in.
These warts only occupy the outermost layer of the skin. Thus, verruca vulgaris is harmless and easy to remove.
Symptoms of the appearance of warts, especially verruca vulgaris that often grows in the hands and feet can be seen from their growth. Before the warts appear on the surface, you will see small bumps on the skin. After some time, the lump will have a black spot in the middle.
The HPV virus that causes warts takes a long time to grow and develop into warts. This is based on how strong a person’s body is.
When HPV attacks someone who has a low immune system, the warts will grow faster. This often occurs in children and the elderly who have weaker immune systems than teenagers and older persons.
Verruca Vulgaris Diagnosis
Diagnosis of this disease is based on the clinical appearance of the sufferer. This clinical picture will help the doctor in establishing the diagnosis and rule out other possibilities. In the process of diagnosis, the doctor will also perform an examination to you which includes a directional interview and a skin examination. The doctor will also perform an examination with a microscope if needed.
Verruca Vulgaris Prevention
To prevent the growth of warts on the body, do the following tips:
#1. Clean Bath
It is highly recommended to bathe twice a day with clean water and do not bathe in careless places such as public toilets or rivers. Use soap according to your skin type and make sure you shower cleanly so that there are no remnants of dirt or soap still attached to the skin.
Do scrubbing regularly once a week. Scrubs serve to nourish, smooth, and refresh the skin. Choose a scrub made from natural ingredients to avoid possible side effects.
#3. Avoid changes clothes with others
Avoid wearing clothes that others wear. Used clothes can be a source of transmission of the HPV virus.
#4. Avoid free se**x
The HPV virus is transmitted through se**x. Therefore, avoid free se**x. Do it only with a legitimate partner.
#5. HPV Immunization
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Last Updated on September 4, 2021 Reviewed by Market Health Beauty Team