Warts are small lumps that develop on the skin. Verrucas are a type of wart that affect the bottom of the feet.

Most people will have warts at some point in their life. They're generally harmless and tend to go away on their own eventually, but this can take months or even years.

Several treatments you can try at home can help get rid of warts and verrucas more quickly if you have one that you find uncomfortable or embarrassing.

Warts can be spread around the body and to other people.

This page covers:

What they look like


When to see your GP



There are separate pages about genital warts .

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Medically Reviewed by a doctor on 1 Sep 2016