These pesky little viral growths can pose a real challenge before they go away! The earlier they are treated the better. Topical agents, as well as freezing with liquid Nitrogen, electrosurgery and best of all, lasers are used to win the war against the warts. And no, they will not go away by themselves. The sooner you get started with the treatment, the better. This is even more true for genital warts which are not uncommon.
Warts are caused by a virus that lives in the skin, and are contagious not only to others, but can spread into new areas on the skin of the person who already has them. Getting them treated as soon as they are discovered is the best way to get rid of them.