A wart
is a small, rough growth resembling a cauliflower or a solid blister. It typically occurs on humans’ hands or feet but
often in other locations. Warts are caused by a viral infection, specifically by one of the many types of human papillomavirus (HPV). There are as many as 10 varieties of warts, the most common considered mostly harmless. It is possible to get warts from others; they are contagious and usually enter the body in an area of broken skin and typically disappear after a few months, but can last for years and can recur. Viruses such as Human Papillomavirus (HPV) causes focal areas of epithelial hyperplasia, referred to as warts. No standard and routinely
effective treatment for warts exists. Most warts, if left without treatment, spontaneously regress over a period of many months to years. Local treatments that should be considered are cryotherapy, application of (5-FU) or Fluorouracil cream, application of keratolytic agents (Salicylic Acid), cut removal, and laser ablation.