Warts (Common Warts)

Wart facts

  • Warts are small, self-limited tumors caused by human papillomavirus (HPV) infection.
  • Types of warts include common warts, flat warts, plantar warts, periungual warts, and filiform warts.
  • Warts typically disappear on their own with time, but it may take years.
  • Warts respond variably to a variety of treatment measures.
  • Over-the-counter treatments for warts include salicylic-acid preparations and freezing kits.
  • Warts may recur following treatment. Continue Reading
Reviewed on 2/25/2015
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