Warts are a very common type of skin lesion that often occur on the hands and feet, but can also occur in other locations on the body. Warts appear as small rough growths, that typically resemble a solid blister. The cause of a wart is a viral infection, specifically by one of the many types of HPV (Human Papillomavirus). There are as many as 10 known types of warts including:
There are many ways to get rid of warts, although they are relatively resistant to treatment and sometimes require the care of a physician. Over-the-counter medications include salicylic acid pads or liquid solution, imiquimod topical cream, as well as other less effective treatments. Wart Removal from Your Doctor is Recommended Based on the Severity of the Wart. Procedures by a doctor can include Keratolysis, Cryosurgery, laser treatment, duct tape occlusion therapy, as well as many others depending on the severity of the wart or warts.