Warts on the face – a clarification

Thank you for replying to my question regarding warts. Well my warts were diagnosed by a dermatologist. I don't have any risk factors for HIV. Can not having a proper diet cause warts on face???? And can anyone have warts for the first time at 27 yrs old... I thought only children get it.

A couple of myths to dispel. Diet doesn’t cause warts. Remember though that warts are a virus and if your immune system is struggling because you aren’t healthy (stress, poor nutrition, illness, etc), the warts may be more likely to recur. And yes, you can get your first warts as an adult. Also, most of us get warts as a child or are exposed to them and once we have the virus, it can be silent or dormant, but it doesn’t completely go away. You may have had warts as a child and now they are recurring. Learn more by reading about dermatology conditions.


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