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 R2 000 beauty voucher! Understanding diabetes self-management Fed up with the Phlemings? Let’s chat diabetes and erectile dysfunction Live healthier FYI » When the flu turns deadly Why the flu makes you feel so miserable Could a deadly flu strain hit SA this winter? Following an intense flu season in the US and UK, should we be worried about our own upcoming flu season? Alcohol and acne » Dagga vs alcohol: Which is worse? SEE: Why you are drinking more alcohol than you realise Does alcohol cause acne? Some foods can be a trigger for acne, but what about alcohol? Dermatologist Dr Nerissa Moodley weighs in.