Warts can be especially stubborn in children, whose immune systems are still developing.
Apple cider vinegar is one of the most effective home remedies for wart removal.
They work far faster than the months or years it takes a wart to disappear on its own, if it ever disappears.
Nearly a quarter of warts go away on their own within six months, but about a third still linger around two years after they first appear.
Some strains, like the one that causes common warts, are relatively harmless, while others can pose much more serious problems.
Because warts are caused by a virus, they can be spread to other parts of your body and to other people as well.
Finally, it seems that you have a greater chance of developing the growths if someone in your family has them.
Factors like genetics, hormonal fluctuations and sun exposure may affect the number and appearance.
Another tried-and-true method that has also been published in medical journals is applying the inside of a banana peel to the wart.
Many have had success with simply rubbing the inner surface of the banana peel over the wart a few times a day.
Next to warts, skin tags are fleshy bumps that can be anywhere from the size of a grain of rice to the size of a pea.
Technically called acrochordons or cutaneous papilloma, the benign growths of skin are more annoying than problematic.