Home > Medical > Warts Warts All sections in Medical » All Diseases » All Symptoms » Medical Schemes » All Medications What are warts? Warts are small, benign skin tumours caused by a viral infection. Quiz Foot problems? » TALK Parenting forum » ASK The Paediatrician » Follow Health24 on Facebook » 5 bad habits we teach our kids Quick home remedies for stinky feet 8 types of warts There are different types of warts that appear on various parts of the body. All about warts Frankly speaking, warts are one skin problem that most people end up face to face with at some stage in their life. This undesirable condition has the tendency just to spring up unannounced and certainly not seem to want to go away – ever. Treatment of warts When to see a doctor about warts, and what treatment may be tried. Warts Warts are contagious, usually benign skin tumours caused by human papilloma viruses. There are many types e.g. common warts which affect the hands and feet, and genital warts. Plantar warts Plantar warts are caused by the human papilloma virus. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors WIN a R2000 Skin Renewal voucher! Constipation in women SA's old diesel vehicles continue to fuel allergies Complete our allergy survey and stand a chance to win R 1000! Live healthier Wasting water? » South Africa is facing a water crisis Water saving tips Water quality report shocks SEE: How much water do you use per day? With level 4 water restrictions in Cape Town, residents are urged to use a maximum of 100 litres per person per day. Here’s how quickly it adds up. Life saving tip! » SEE: 10 things to keep in your first aid kit 10 first aid myths Here's why you need a first aid kit in the car Emergency services are often spread thin, especially when storms and major disasters strike. When travelling on the road, having a well-stocked first aid kit could be a lifesaver.