The 'Twacha Clinic'
Warts are raised bumps on your skin caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). Warts have plagued humans for thousands of years — they have been discovered on 3,000-year-old mummies and were mentioned by Shakespeare. Although warts generally aren’t dangerous, they are ugly, potentially embarrassing, and contagious. They can also be painful.
- Caused by many different types of a virus called human papillomavirus (HPV)
- May be found on the skin or mucous membranes
- May occur singly or in groups
- Contagious and may be passed to others