The essentials

Warts are growths on your skin. They can sometimes be uncomfortable or sore, but they usually aren't serious. They often clear up on their own. If you want to try to get rid of them more quickly, there are treatments available. Warts on the soles of your feet are often called verrucas.

We've brought together the best research about warts and weighed up the evidence about how to treat them. You can use our information to talk to your doctor and decide which treatments are best for you.

In Brief

Warts
Warts usually aren't serious and often clear up on their own. But if you want to get rid of them more quickly, there are treatments available.
Last updated: Dec 03, 2013