Warts are skin growths caused by the human papilloma virus, and usually appear skin colored and rough to the touch. Warts are non-cancerous and come in many forms including, common warts, plantar warts, flat warts, and genital warts.
Warts can be spread by physical contact and occur more easily in broken or damaged skin. Although they can disappear in children over time without treatment, warts often last longer in adults. Fortunately dermatologists can offer a number of effective treatments for warts including several types of chemical solutions, freezing, electrosurgery, laser treatment, and immunotherapy.