Warts (verruca vulgaris) New Jersey

Warts are benign (not cancerous) skin growths that appear when a virus infects the top layer of the skin. Viruses that cause warts are called human papillomavirus (HPV). You are more likely to get one of these viruses if you cut or damage your skin in some way.Wart viruses are contagious. Warts can spread by contact with the wart or something that touched the wart. Many warts can be treated with cryosurgery (liquid nitrogen spray). Other options include surgical removal when there are a few lesions or prescription medications when there is a widespread eruption.