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Different Types of Warts

Published at : 30-10-2019 View : 7021

  Warts are non-cancerous skin growths that develop on different parts of the body and can take on various forms. They are caused by viruses. Warts are contagious and very common and most people will have one at some point in their lives. Though they can affect people of any age, they are most common among children and teenagers.


  Often, Human Papillomavirus doesn’t cause any noticeable symptoms or health problems. But when warts do appear, they vary in appearance depending on which kind of warts is involved:

  Genital warts - These warts appear as flat lesions, small cauliflower-like bumps or tiny stem-like protrusions. In women, genital warts appear mostly on the vulva but can also happen near the anus and on the cervix or in the vagina. In men, it appears on the penis, scrotum or around the anus. Genital warts rarely cause discomfort or pain, although they may itch or feel tender.

  Common warts - These appear as rough, raised bumps and usually occur on the hands and fingers. In most cases, common warts are simply unsightly, but they can also be painful or susceptible to bleeding or injury.

  Plantar warts - These are hard, grainy growths that usually appear on the heels or balls of your feet and these warts might cause discomfort.

  Flat warts - These are flat-topped, slightly raised lesions and they can appear anywhere, but children commonly get them on the face and men tend to get them in the beard area. mostly women tend to get them on the legs.

  Periungual warts - These warts grow under and around the toenails and fingernails. They can be painful and affect nail growth.




  Most cases of warts are commonly caused by the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). There are strains of Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) that specifically affect the genitals but just a few of these strains cause genital warts.

  The causes of Warts include:

   The Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) virus is highly transmittable through skin-to-skin contact, that's why it’s considered a Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI).

   Most sexually active can get it at some point.

   The virus doesn’t always cause complications like genital warts. In fact, in most cases, the virus goes away on its own without causing any health issues

   Warts are usually caused by strains of Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) that differ from the strains that cause warts on your hands or other parts of the body. A wart will not spread from someone’s hand to the genitals, and vice versa.

Treatment for warts

  There are several types of warts, that usually distinguished by where they form and which type of Human Papillomavirus infects the skin. Each person's immune system responds differently to the virus, not everyone who comes in contact with human papillomavirus will get warts. And if you cut or damage your skin in some way, it is easier for the virus to take hold. That is why people with chronic skin conditions, such as eczema, or who bite their nails or pick at hangnails are prone to getting warts. Heng Kang clinic is confident that our clinic has a team of highly qualified and experienced medical doctors and advanced facilities for medical equipment. Our aim is to give patients stable health and we will try to provide the best for you and make you recover faster because our clinic always prioritizes our patient's health.



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