Different Types of Warts
To assist you in finding the best wart remover for your type of wart, here is a description of the most common types of warts. Although, there are over 100 different types of the human papillomavirus (HPV) virus, warts are generally classified into one of six types.
6 Types of Warts
Common Warts – Most often appear on a persons hand, although, they can appear anywhere on the body. They generally are rough to the touch, have a cauliflower like look, shaped like a dome and have a fleshy gray coloring. They can appear as a single wart or as multiples.
Plantar Warts – Grow on the bottom of the foot. Appear to be hard thick patches of skin with dark specks throughout. These types of warts can make walking painful because it may feel like you are stepping on something as you walk and put pressure on the wart. Similar to having something in your shoe. They can appear as multiples as well
Flat Warts – Generally appear on arms, face, and legs. They tend to be smaller than the other warts (about the size of an eraser on the top of a pencil). Their tops are flat and they light brown, pink, or light yellow.
Filiform Warts – Generally appear in the areas of the face near the mouth, nose and beard area. They match the color of your skin and have thread like growth coming out of them. These warts can make a person feel extremely self conscious because they are visible to everyone.
Periungual Warts – Grow under and around your fingernails and toenails. They look like rough bumps with an uneven surface and border. These types of warts can restrict nail growth.
Genital Warts – Appear around the vulva, vagina, cervix, rectum, anus, penis or scrotum. Caused by HPV Types 6 and These are a sexually transmitted disease. Passed from person to person during sex and oral sex.
Most warts will go away on their own. Although many people will want to find the best wart removal cream to eradicate the concern.