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What are warts?

Warts are non-cancerous skin growths caused by the papillomavirus. Warts are more common in children than adults, although they can develop at any age. Warts can spread to other parts of the body and to other persons. There are many different types of warts, due to many different papillomavirus types (more than 100). Warts are not painful, except when located on the feet. Most warts go away, without treatment, over an extended period of time.

Common types of warts:

The following are the more common types of warts:

Treatment for warts:

Specific treatment for warts will be determined by your child's physician based on:

Warts in children often disappear without treatment. Treatment of warts depends on several factors, including:

Treatment may include:

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