Warts are common, harmless, small skin growth caused by a virus named human papilloma virus. They transmitted by touch. Although warts can be on any parts of the body but commonly affected areas are- hands, feet, genitals, face and neck.

Causes of Warts

Warts are caused by some types of HPV viruses. There are more than 100 known types of HPV.

HPV infects the top layer of skin, usually entering the body in an area of broken skin. Biting your nails also can cause warts to spread on your fingertips and around your nails.

Risk Factors

People with higher risk of developing common warts are: children and young adults, because their bodies may not have built up immunity to the virus and people with weakened immune systems, such as those with HIV or AIDs or those who had transplanted organs.

Symptoms of Warts

Warts are generally skin coloured though can be darker or lighter than the skin colour. The surface may be smooth or rough. They are small, fleshy or grainy bumps. They may occur singly or multiples. They often contain tiny, black dots which are small, clotted blood vessels.


Avoid direct contacts with warts, including your own warts. Don’t prick at warts, pricking may spread the virus.

Don’t bite your fingernails. Warts occur more often in skin that has been broken. Nibbling the skin around your fingernails opens the door for the virus.

When to see a doctor?

Consult to your doctor after you find the followings:

The growths are painful or change in appearance or colour. The growths are bothersome and interfere with activities. You are not sure whether the growths are warts.

Homeopathy Treatment for Warts

Presence of warts on top of the skin warns a deeper weakness or susceptibility that allows them to continue and flourish. While removing the wart creates a blemish-free ski, it does nothing to correct this underlying weakness, thus the person is still vulnerable to health problems.

A more holistic approach is needed and this where homeopathy excels. The best of homeopathic treatment provided by AVI homeopathy not only cures warts but also assure the patients that it does not recur.