Wart is a small, rough growth resembling a cauliflower or a solid blister. It typically occurs on humans' hands or feet but often in other locations. Warts are caused by a viral infection, specifically by one of the many types of human papillomavirus (HPV).



Types of wart have been identified, varying in shape and site affected, as well as the type of human papillomavirus involved.


Common wart (Verruca vulgaris)

A raised wart with roughened surface, most common on hands, but can grow anywhere on the body.


Flat wart (Verruca plana)

A small, smooth flattened wart, flesh-coloured, which can occur in large numbers; most common on the face, neck, hands, wrists and knees.


Filiform or digitate wart

A thread- or finger-like wart, most common on the face, especially near the eyelids and lips.


Genital wart (venereal wart, Condyloma acuminatum, Verruca acuminata)

A wart that occurs on the genitalia.


Mosaic wart

A group of tightly clustered plantar-type warts, commonly on the hands or soles of the feet.


Periungual wart

A cauliflower-like cluster of warts that occurs around the nails.


Plantar wart (verruca, Verruca plantaris)

A hard sometimes painful lump, often with multiple black specks in the center; usually only found on pressure points on the soles of the feet.



Warts are caused by the human papilloma virus (HPV). There are about 130 known types of human papilloma viruses


Treatment for Warts

Homeopathic treatment is essentially safe and absolutely harmless, which may be taken along with any other medicine, if required. Homeopathic treatment helps patients to get rid of warts safely and effectively without the use of any conventional methods. In any case, conventional methods like freezing (cryotherapy or liquid nitrogen therapy), cantharidin application, surgery, electrodesiccation, curettage, laser surgery, retinoid creams, etc. provide only temporary relief from warts and do not prevent new ones from cropping up. Homeopathy treatment varies from case to case - some warts disappear readily with medication whereas others require long-term treatment and are slow to disappear. The important thing about Homeopathic treatment is that besides healing them, it prevents the warts from spreading to other parts of the body. Proper constitutional treatment removes the tendency for wart formation from the roots thereby giving lasting results.