Warts or verrucae can differ in size, shape, location and are often misdiagnosed. Warts are from the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) strain and are often picked up at swimming pools and communal bathing places. Warts are common in children and people of all ages. When left untreated, it may become increasingly painful and spread to surrounding skin. Each uniquely tailored treatment plan may include a variety of prescription topical medications, needling or excision.