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 Tell-tale signs you need a mattress upgrade Keen to win a R2 000 voucher? Good health begins in your gastrointestinal tract ACC 200 works fast to break down mucus Live healthier Your hearing » Are you going deaf or do you just need to unblock your ears? 4 foods that can improve your hearing Healthy eating may protect your hearing Watching what you eat can improve the quality of your hearing and reduce your risk of hearing loss. Quit smoking » Tougher anti-tobacco laws in the pipeline Bad news, smokers: It's going to be more inconvenient to smoke This is why many SA smokers quit – Health24 survey After running our survey for several weeks, the results are in – and they reveal interesting information about smoking and tobacco use in South Africa.