Skin dictionary: Letter W

Learn the meaning of words that tell you more about your skin, hair, and nails.
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Warts
(worts)
Bumps that can show up on your body - often your hands, face or feet - and are caused by a germ called a virus.

West Nile Virus (west nyl vy-rus)
A type of disease that you can get when you're bitten by certain mosquitoes. It's a good idea to use bug spray to keep them away.

Whiteheads (wite-heds)
A type of pimple that looks white because the clogged pore is closed and looks whitish on top.