Acute warts Responsible Physician Dr. Katerina Kyriakou Dermatologist - Venereologist Acute warts are benign lesions of the skin and of the mucous membrane of the genitals and the surrounding area. They are caused by the HPV virus (Human papillomavirus) and are the most common sexually transmitted disease.Acute warts are usually asymptomatic. However, depending on their size and the area where they appear, they can be painful or itchy. In any case, treatment is required to prevent further transmission of the virus.Treatment is individualized depending on the case, location and size of the lesions. The doctor can choose either conservative treatment with the application of various creams and solutions, or invasive treatment including cauterization, cryocoagulation or excision of the lesions. At the same time, it is recommended that the patient’s immune system be strengthened and avoid the factors that can cause activation of the virus.