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Lots of people get warts at some time or other. They don't look good, and they are contagious (say 'con-tay-jus') so they can be spread to other people by touching them. They are not very contagious - touching someone who has warts on their hands only rarely will spread the warts.
Some people get just one or two, while, for no known reason, other people get lots and they keep on coming back.
Having warts can make someone feel really bad because others may not want to be near them, touch them or do things with them. Warts are not dangerous, and there are treatments which can make them go away.
For information about warts and how to treat them - have a look at
Better Health Channel (Victoria)
South Australian Department of Health
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