Warts are the visible infection invading our skin based on different factors around us. These are nothing but the growths on human skin which are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV) infection. Sometimes, warts become severe and prominent enough to cause social embarrassment.

Few of the common types of Warts are:

  • Filiform Warts
  • Common warts
  • Plantar Warts
  • Flat warts, and
  • Periungual warts

Warts can occur in any area of the body, more often being seen on hands, feet, and face. Sometimes warts affect the private areas which are transmitted sexually, caused by other varieties of HPV.

Properties of Warts:

Usually, it takes a lot of time for warts to disappear on their own varying from one person to another. In some cases, warts require following certain modes of treatment. The presence of warts can be easily identified.

Some of the properties of warts are:

  • They are brown to black in color.
  • They size anywhere from 2 mm to 4 mm.
  • They are considered to be contagious, but it is possible that only a single member of the family can have them without other members getting infected.