Warts and verrucasOverview


Warts and verrucas are small lumps on the skin caused by a virus. They spread easily though skin contact and touching infected surfaces.


The main symptom of a wart or verruca is a small, rough lump on the skin.


Treatments for a wart or a verruca include creams, plasters and sprays you can get from a pharmacy. A GP may also be able to remove it by freezing it.

Page last reviewed: 08/09/2017
Next review due: 08/09/2020