7 Common Types of Warts

behealthy January 24, 2013 0
7 Common Types of Warts

Most people will end up with a wart somewhere on their body during their life. These can appear on the face, hands, feet, legs or anywhere else. While these are pretty common, a lot of people don’t realize there are so many of them. In fact, there are several different types of warts that can be contracted in different ways.

  • Common. The name of this type of wart will tell you pretty much all you need to know about it! This is the most common that people generally contract. While they are most common on the hands, they can also develop throughout the rest of the body. These are small in size and will generally disappear on their own, although there are treatments available. If you have a common wart, it will probably mix in with your natural skin color.
common

common type

  • Flat. Otherwise known as Verruca Plana, this is a type of wart that tends to develop on the face, hands and neck areas. These are small and flat, but they can grow in large groups. These have the color of skin but can be a little bit paler to make them noticeable.
flat type

flat type

  • Periungual. The appearance of these warts can be compared to the vegetable cauliflower. They are small clusters of white warts that appear in groups. These are most commonly grown around the fingernail area, although some people experience them in other places.
Periungual

periungual type

  • Filliform. This particular type of wart can be compared to a piece of thick thread that is the same color as the skin. It’s generally found on the eyes, but it can also develop around the lips.
filiform type

filiform type

  • Genital. This is common with men and women in the genitalia area. These appear as slightly raised red patches on the skin that can be painful.
genital type

genital type

  • Plantar. This is a painful type of wart that develops on the soles of the feet. There are lack forms that are in the center of it, which is how you can easily identify it. These need to be removed or else they can get worse and spread.
plantar type

plantar type

  • Mosaic. These are similar to plantar warts because they affect the soles of the feet. They can also grow on the hands if the infection is spread. These look close to what mosaics look like, which is where they got their name.

mosaic type

All of these different types of warts can develop in a number of different ways. Although they may be bothersome, they are not dangerous in most cases. There are also a lot of different treatment options available for each of the different types that can be contracted. While most will go away on their own, treating them quickly can result in getting rid of their appearance and not having to deal with them any longer.

If you’re not sure which type of wart you have, you should speak to your dermatologist. They will be able to determine what type it is and whether or not you should seek treatment. There are also pictures online that can provide you with guidance.



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