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 Dementia and Incontinence: what you need to know Tell-tale signs you need a mattress upgrade Keen to win a R2 000 voucher? Good health begins in your gastrointestinal tract Live healthier Gut health » Can't lose weight? Blame it on your gut Our nutrition experts weigh in on why gut health is such an important factor in weight loss, on World Obesity Day. Sleep better » Yes, there is such a thing as too much sleep A new study confirms that too little sleep can impair your brain, but interestingly, too much sleep is also a problem.