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Wart "verruca when occurring on the sole of the foot or on toes" is generally a small, rough tumor, typically on hands and feet but often other locations, that can resemble a cauliflower or a solid blister. Warts are common, and are caused by a viral infection, specifically by the human papillomavirus (HPV) and are contagious when in contact with the skin of an infected person.It is also possible to get warts from using towels or other objects used by an infected person. They typically disappear after a few months but can last for years and can recur.

Warts are caused by a virus called human papilloma virus or HPV. There are approximately 130 strains of human papilloma viruses. Types 1, 2, and 3 cause most of the common warts .

There are many different treatments and procedures associated with wart removal.

One complicating factor in the treatment of warts is that the wart may regrow after it has been removed.

There are several over-the-counter options. The most common ones involve salicylic acid. These products are readily available at drugstores and supermarkets. It may take up to 12 weeks to remove a wart .

Another product available over-the-counter that can aid in warts removal is silver nitrate in the form of a caustic pencil, which is also available at drug stores.This method generally takes three to six daily treatments to be effective.