How do you get verrucas?

Verrucas are the same thing as warts, just another name for them. They are caused by a virus called human papillomavirus. The virus is spread by direct contact or indirect contact. Direct contact means you touched the wart on yourself or on someone else and then touched your skin to spread it. Indirect contact means someone with a wart touched their wart and then touched a surface after touching a wart, or walked barefoot on the floor that you then walked on and gave you a plantar wart on the sole of your foot. Use the same precautions as you use to avoid spreading the flu or a cold with your hands or contact with another. Do not pick, scrape, file, cut or pull on warts, you will only cause them to be spread.

Contact a pharmacist for recommendations of products for removal of your specific type of wart (tell him the location).

Common warts are on hands and feet, plantar warts are on the sole of your foot, and genital warts are on your genitals (and can be spread through sex).