A wart is a small skin growth with a rough texture that can appear in any part of the body. Typically, its appearance depends on the body area where it grew and the thickness of the skin. In most cases, it looks like a solid blister or sometimes it resembles a small cauliflower.
Just like unwanted moles or skin lesions, warts can also be removed through cosmetic treatments. It is best to visit your trusted clinic for a consultation on how you can treat those unwanted warts.
Types of Warts
As the term implies, plantar warts are usually found on the sole of your foot. Plantar meaning “of the sole” in Latin. This type of wart is typically flat, tough, and thick, hence, it is easily confused with calluses.
The pressure from walking and standing causes the plantar wart to grow. If you see little black spots or dots on the surface of what you think are calluses, sadly these are plantar warts.
These type of warts are flesh-coloured growths which are most often seen on the backs of hands, the fingers, the skin around nails. Common warts can also be seen on the feet. They are small pea-sized hard bumps.
Some may confuse them with moles but common warts may have black dots that look like seeds. These black dots are really tiny blood clots. In most instances, they show up where the skin was broken, perhaps from biting your fingernails. Common warts are contagious and can be transferred from your hands to your face.
These type of warts form around the finger or toenails. The wart grows like a pinhead-sized, smooth, shiny, and translucent cluster. Then, it continues to develop into a size of a pea and have a cauliflower-like appearance over several weeks.
Periungual warts can also turn brown, grey, or black. In some cases, larger periungual warts may cause pain and discomfort in the affected area.
These fast-growing warts have a spiky appearance which sometimes looks like tiny brushes. Since they tend to grow on the face, usually around your mouth, eyes, and nose, they are also referred to as facial warts. They can be annoying since they grow on the face but they are not usually painful.
This type of wart is acquired by having sex with a person who has them. They may look like small, scattered, skin-coloured bumps or like a cluster of bumps similar to tiny cauliflower on your genitals. And as much as they can spread to other parts of your body, they can also be transferred to other people through sex.