Common warts are small granules on skin that usually occur on the fingers or hands. Warts affected by touch often have the pattern of small black dots, which are small, clotted blood vessels. Common warts are caused by the virus and transmitted when touched. A wart can develop two to six months after skin contact with the virus. Common warts are usually harmless and eventually disappear by themselves. However, many people choose to remove them because they find them disturbing or embarrassing.
It may be a bump with a rough surface or may be flat and smooth in appearance. Most warts do not need special treatment as they are not painful. But if they are painful or spreading from one place to another it can be treated by any of the following methods;
- Application of salicylic acid or duct tape.
- Freezing the wart
- Removing the wart with surgery