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Warts are a common condition affecting the skin. They are usually small, grainy skin growths that usually appear on the fingers or hands. Warts are rough to the touch and often have tiny black dots (called seeds) which are small, clotted blood vessels. Common warts are caused by a virus and can be transmitted by touching. Children and young adults are most likely to develop warts, as are people who have weak immune systems.

Causes of Warts

Warts are caused by a virus that may be passed from person to person, or by touching a towel or object used by someone else who has the virus. Every person’s immune system is unique, and may respond differently to the virus.

Symptoms of Warts

  • Small, fleshy, grainy bumps
  • Skin-colored, white, pink or tan
  • Rough to the touch

If you feel your child is experiencing any of these symptoms, please contact Florida Center for Pediatric Dermatology at 407.303.1687 or through our online contact form.