Warts are benign skin growths caused by Human Papilloma virus. Any cut or damage to the skin can cause entry of the virus into the skin. They are contagious and spread by coming in contact with the wart or indirectly through contaminated surface.


Warts usually appear on the hands , especially on the fingers around the nails and back of the hand. They may also be seen on the feet , sole , face . They are usually black or grey in colour and feel rough on touch.


They are treated by one of the following methods.

  • Topical application of medications
  • Cryotherapy
  • Electrosurgery
  • Excision