Warts are unsightly bumps found on our body. Usually they appear on
children mostly between the ages of 12 – 16, but are common for any age. Warts are not dangerous, but they can be embarrassing and look strange on top of that.
Warts are non-cancerous skin growths that are caused by human papillomavirus, or HPV. This virus causes a hard protein called keratin to grow too fast. There are different wart types, and are typically found on the hands and feet. The appearance of the wart will vary depending on what part of the body it is found and how thick the skin is.
It is said by the experts that there are thousands of types of warts. One of the most common of the warts is named the common wart, ironically. These warts are raised and look like something similar to cauliflower. They may appear on any part of the body but are most commonly found on knuckes, fingers, elbows and knees. Sometimes there may be tiny dark spots found on these warts that are from blood vessels that have clotted.
Verrucus, or plantar warts, are warts that are found on the feet. Sometimes they also form on the heels and toes. These warts usually grow into the skin because we stand on our feet and our weight pushes it back into our skin. Verrucus commonly have a dark spot in the middle, and this dark spot is the wart’s blood supply.
Plane warts are round, flat and smooth, are are typically brownish, yellowish, or your skin color. These plane warts are also known as flat warts and are very common among children. They are usually found on hands, legs, and face, but are not usually found on adults.
Filiform warts are long and are usually found on your eyelids, neck, and your arm pits. Mosaic warts are warts that grow in clusters.