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What is the difference between Moles and Warts?

Asked by Deborah , Last updated: Jul 30, 2020

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M. Delilah

M. Delilah

Answered Jun 28, 2020

Moles are pigmented growth on the skin that occur when pigmented skin cells grow in clusters. Moles usually have pigment and hair. Moles can be either brown, red, or even black in color; they are also round in shape and continue to increase as time goes on. Moles are skin issues because they can become cancerous when cancer develops in the moles or near a mole.

Warts usually appear in areas like the hand, knee, or at the bottom of the feet. Warts are contagious because they are caused by a virus. Warts are hard bump which lies deep in the skin. It is necessary to visit your dermatologist to freeze your wart in order to kill the cell that contain the virus.


C. Adlai

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C. Adlai, Software Developer, B.E (Bachelor of Engineering), California, USA

Answered Jun 12, 2020

Moles are pigmentations of skin that are red, brown, or black. They can be flat or little raised and are mostly harmless. Warts, on the other hand, are the color of the flesh, or they are white. They are mostly raised and benign just as moles. Moles arrived when cells in the skin called melanocytes to develop in a closed group.

Moles are common with those who have fair skin. Warts are generally caused by a virus known as papilloma typically related to age and caused by hormones and environmental factors. When they grow under the foot, warts can be extremely painful, uncomfortable, and inconvenient.


F. Manasseh

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F. Manasseh, Software Developer, B.E (Bachelor of Engineering), Tallahassee, Florida

Answered Jun 09, 2020

Warts are commonly known to show up hands, feet, and even any other part of the human body. They appear smooth at the surface of the skin but are much bigger hard bumps that lie deep inside the skin. Warts Begin as a virus, and as common of viruses, they spread so easily. This means having contact with an infected person, whether through shaking of hands or using the same utensils, is a means of contracting the virus. Moles, on the other hand, are not viruses, but are more aggressive than warts and can become skin cancer with time.

The major difference in moles is that they possess pigments and hair, unlike warts. Moles cannot be transmitted from an infected person, unlike Warts. Warts and Moles, however, are easily treatable and do not pose such a great risk to human health if they're well monitored by doctors. Though, they might start to cause health implications in the long run.


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