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Learn about the types of skin warts, what causes warts, how to prevent warts and what common treatments are used.

Key points

  • Warts are common growths of skin.
  • Warts are caused by a virus called human papilloma virus (HPV). They can spread.
  • Warts often go away on their own.
  • Wart treatment may or may not work.
Last updated: May 13th 2020