Warts are small, hard growths on the skin that can affect almost any part of the body. They are common, and most are harmless and painless. However, they do tend to spread easily.
Warts can be transmitted from one person to another through contact with:
Although there are many different types of warts, all warts are caused by some strain of the human papillomavirus (HPV).
According to the American Academy of Dermatology, people who are more prone to develop warts are:
- Children and teens.
- People who bite their nails or pick at hangnails.
- People with a weakened immune system.