Ugly Skin Growths Crossword

Ugly skin growths crossword clue. Australia Herald Sun newspaper crossword puzzle on Thursday, 15 June 2017. 5 letters. Also appear in Daily Telegraph and THe Courier-Mail.

The answer: WARTS

Warts are typically small, rough, and hard growths that are similar in color to the rest of the skin. They typically do not result in symptoms except when on the bottom of the feet where they may be painful. While they usually occur on the hands and feet they can also affect other locations. One or many warts may appear. They are not cancerous.

Warts are caused by infection with a type of human papillomavirus (HPV). Factors that increase the risk include use of public showers, working with meat, eczema, and a low immune system. The virus is believed to enter the body through skin that has been damaged slightly. A number of types exist including: common warts, plantar warts, filiform warts, and genital warts. Genital warts are often sexually transmitted.

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