Warts are a problem for anyone who has them. While there is a range of difficulty in terms of type, location, and other factors, there is also the factor that warts in general can affect people differently. Age, gender, lifestyle all of these factors figure in to exactly how distressful warts can be to a particular person. Understanding this can assist you in better understanding the people themselves who are dealing with this problem.
Teenagers and young adults who have acquired warts are likely to be much more bothered by them than the rest of the population. In addition to having to deal with the warts themselves, teens will also consider it to be a social issue. Most young people will fear being stigmatized by their peers because of unsightly, contagious warts. This fact can actually be a trauma to many young people. While assisting the teenager in getting his or her warts removed, the emotional implications of having visible warts should not be dismissed. Such concerns should not be treated lightly, for peer approval is one of the most important parts of life for people in this age group.
Younger children who have warts may also fear ridicule from their peers. Warts may cause children to be scorned by their own friends, and also play a part in being bullied by other children. For children, anything that is different, much less also unsightly, stands to make him a target for bullies. The warts themselves are usually less of a problem for a child than this factor. In addition to the factors of the child's own health, and of not spreading the warts to other people, getting the warts removed as soon as possible is also important to avoid undue embarrassment for the child. Tending to a young child's health means tending to his sensitivity when helping him deal with warts.
For adults whose lifestyle includes dating, warts can pose a special aggravation. When meeting new people, and when one is just beginning to get to know a potential mate, having unsightly warts is certainly not an asset. In this day and age where many seem to have the theory that whatever one's natural state may include, one will be accepted for both the better and the worse, this attitude generally is not based on fact. People are expected to present themselves at their best, and neglecting to do what it takes to look one's best is considered to be a sign of not caring about either oneself or the impression that one gives to others. A person's physical appearance really does count. Sometimes it is not feasible to have warts removed immediately; but displaying an careless attitude toward warts on one's skin is generally as much of a turn-off as refusing to use a toothbrush.
Other men and women may see the subject of warts differently. Even if they are in a position of not needing to consider anyone's opinion but their own, there is still the matter of presenting a nice appearance in one's everyday interactions on the job, and with friends and family. The other matters to consider are one's health, and the discomfort caused by some types of warts. While youngsters are more inclined to worry about peer approval, adult men and women are more concerned about problems such as extreme discomfort from walking with plantar warts, or aggravating warts which are on the hands by doing work which involves the hands. Working out at the gym, or using public pools and showers, all present the opportunity for warts and their infections to spread to other people.
Everyone who has warts dislikes them but for different reasons.