Warts are small, rough, hard, non cancerous skin growth, usually having color similar to the color of rest of the skin and is caused when a type of Human Papilloma Virus infects the top layer of the skin through damaged skin.
Warts are contagious and can spread through direct contact.
Common Warts: also known as verruca vulgaris grow most often on the fingers, around the nails and on the back of hands (especially where skin breaks are common) and are rough.
Foot/ Plantar Warts: grow most oftenly on the soles of foot, can grow in clusters, are often flat or can grow inwards due to pressure while walking and can hurt also.
Flat Warts: can occur anywhere, are small and smooth, can grow in large number.
Filiform Warts: looks like long threads, often grow on face (around mouth, eyes and nose) and grow quickly.
Genital Warts: are sexually transmitted and are found in genital area.
Periungual Warts: occur in cluster (cauliflower like growth) around nails.
Mosaic Warts: tightly clustered, commonly on hands and soles.
Fleshy, painless growth on the skin.
Warts are caused by invasion of the skin by Human Papillomavirus which causes rapid growth of cells on the outer layer of skin.
ALTHOUGH THESE PROCEDURES ARE USED TO REMOVE THE WARTS BUT ARE PAINFUL AND NOT PERMANENT SOLUTION FOR WARTS.
There are medicines like thuja, silicea, natrum mur, graphites, nitric acid etc which can remove the warts completely without recurrence. But medicines always depends on the presentation of the case.