What are Warts?

Warts are usually painless skin growth caused by a virus called human papillomavirus. While certain warts are itchy, there are some serious ones that can lead to cancer. Warts are of four types namely:

  • Common warts- usually appear on hands and are quite common among children
  • Plantar warts- found on the feet and can cause pain while walking or running
  • Subungual warts-found under and around fingernails or toenails
  • Genital warts-appear on the genital parts or inside the vagina and the and canal