Warts can be unsightly irritations on various parts of your body. According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, warts are small skin growths caused by a viral infection of the skin’s top layer and are generally painless and harmless. The location of the wart can usually determine the type of wart it is. Olive leaf extract may be helpful in treating certain warts; however, it is recommended that you speak with your physician before using olive leaf to treat them.
Warts are caused by the human papillomavirus and are contagious. They can be spread by person-to-person contact and may take up to six months to develop after your exposure to the virus, according to MayoClinic.com. Plantar warts develop on the soles of the feet, usually on the heels or balls of the feet where the most pressure is. Common warts may appear anywhere on the body; however, they are more common on the hands. Genital warts can appear on or near the genital area as well as inside the vagina or anus. Warts that appear on the face or back of the hands are referred to as flat warts. These warts are usually smoother and smaller than other types of warts.