Warts are noncancerous skin growths caused by the papillomavirus. Warts are more common in children than adults, although they can develop at any age. Warts can spread to other parts of the body and to other people. There are many different types of warts, due to many different papillomavirus types (more than 100). Warts usually aren't painful, except when located on the feet. Most warts go away, without treatment, over an extended period of time.
The following are the more common types of warts:
Specific treatment for warts will be discussed with you by your physician based on:
Warts often disappear without treatment. Treatment of warts depends on several factors, including:
Treatment may include: