Warts are non-cancerous skin growths caused by a viral infection in the top layer of the skin.
Warts are common skin growths that can appear anywhere on the body and are caused by the human papilloma virus (HPV). Warts are passed from person to person and can occur almost anywhere on the body. There are many different types of warts, but the most common are common warts, plantar warts, and flat warts.
Symptoms of warts include raised, rough, or bumpy skin that is typically the same color as your skin or slightly darker. Warts can be painful, especially when they occur on the soles of the feet. They may also be itchy or bleed.
A viral infection causes warts with HPV. They are highly contagious and can be spread through close skin-to-skin contact and through contact with objects such as towels or razors that have been contaminated with the virus.