What Are Warts?
Warts are a skin growth that occur as a result of the human papillomavirus (HPV) infecting the skin. The growths are non cancerous but are contagious by contact with the wart or something that came into contact with the wart. While warts can appear all over the body, warts most commonly grow on the hands and feet. The wart itself tends to be small, grainy, and rough to the touch.
There are many kinds of warts a person can develop, and each type of wart has its own characteristics. Knowing the symptoms and causes of each type can help you determine which kind you may have. Since warts can be uncomfortable, many people seek treatments to help the warts go away and manage the effects.