Warts are generally harmless growths caused by Human Papilloma Virus - they normally are spread from one part of the body to other by our own hands ( scratching, picking) They can occur on hands, feet, face or genital areas. The ones on hands and feet are harmless and usually can disappear spontaneously although they may take months or eve a couple of years to go.
The genital warts can be aggressive, embarrassing and can be spread through contact and need to be treated by medical provider . They use strong solutions of salicylic acid or podophyllum resin to burn them off. Laser treatment can also be used.
HPV virus on the female cervix has been linked to cancer.. in one in 10 people but this is still being researched. A new HPV vaccine has been developed and can help prevent the HPV from stimulating cervical cancer in females. this is now being offered to all teenagers in many countries and is safe and effective. Bear in mind the female cervix can carry the HPV virus without any symptoms or a wart.
There are many over the counter preparations for warts on hands and feet. plasters, salicylic acid gel or cryocautery ( freezing).