Moles and warts appear as skin growths that are black or brown in color. Moles pop up anywhere on the skin. Most moles come in early childhood, and they can appear any time till 25 years of age. It is usual to get around 10 or 40 moles as you reach adulthood.
On the other hand, warts appear on any part of the skin but are hard bumps in appearance that come in the deeper skin layers. They are more like calluses underneath the layers and begin from a virus, which makes them contagious. You can get warts from anyone by shaking hands or any type of skin contact.
The Signs and Symptoms of Moles and Warts
Both are dermatological conditions and come with no other symptom than the appearance of the pigmented or callous-like forms on the skin, whether in single or multiple forms.
The Causes of Moles and Warts
Moles can happen when the skin cells get growth in cluster form rather than spreading through the entire skin. The cells are known as melanocytes which make the darkening, natural color to the skin. Moles on coming up get darker on exposure to the sun, during puberty, and in gestation. On the other hand, as stated, warts occurred as viral contamination and are referred to as warts virus conditions.
The Treatment Options for Moles and Warts
Both conditions are treated by a dermatologist. For example, for warts, the dermatologist might try freezing warts to stop the growth of the contagious virus and thus the warts on the skin. The treatment of the mole depends on its nature. If it is found to be non-cancerous, the doctor will extract the entire mole and stitch the wound later. If the mole is cancerous, it is sent for biopsy and then undergoes surgical excision to stop the spread of the cancer.
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