What causes warts and how can I get rid of them?

Warts are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV) and can enter your body through cuts or scratches. They can be treated with over-the-counter meds, cryotherapy, electrosurgery, laser treatment, or even home remedies. Warts are contagious and spread through direct skin-to-skin contact. They can look like raised skin growths, either singular or clustered, with their appearance changing over time.