Varying strains of HPV virus cause the growth of warts on the human body. Warts are distinguished based on their characteristics, shapes, color and location on the body. There are eight types of warts.
They are also referred to as seed warts and appear as rough cauliflower-shaped growths. Common warts appear anywhere on the body surface such as on the face, on hands, on thighs among other areas. On hands, common warts can thicken to create bumps that are referred to as plaques and papules.
This type of warts is common on feet soles, especially on heels and toes. They appear as hard thick skin patches that are as a result of growing back into the skin resulting in dark specs on the soles of the feet.
Plane warts or flat warts
Flat warts appear as smooth, round and are flat shaped. They appear as brownish and yellowish on the skin. They occur on the face, on the neck, on legs, and hands. Moreover, flat warts can appear as a single wart or appear as multiple warts.
This type of warts represents a cluster of plantar warts that appear in a small area. This is as a result of warts remaining untreated such that they increase in size spreading to other warts thereby forming a large group that occurs on the feet’s sole.
These are facial warts also referred to as digitate warts. They are benign in nature and can appear as a group or as an individual wart. They appear as long threads that are flesh colored and are projected on the skin’s surface. They commonly appear on eyelids, on lips, under armpits or on the neck’s base. To some extent, filiform warts can be painful and have mild itching and may bleed from irritation.
They are also referred to as subungual warts and are commonly seen around or under the fingernail or toenails. They are rigid with cauliflower-like structures. They are particularly very painful especially when pressure is exerted on them. This type of wart may result to damaging of the nail due to their location.
This type of warts appears as abnormal bumps on lips, on the tongue, on the throat, inside cheeks, on the gums among other parts of the oral cavity. They can be very painful since they are lesions and have a rough surface.
This is probably the most common type of wart and appears on the private parts of both in female and males. They appear on the penis, upper thighs or the scrotum in men and on the vulva, inside the vagina, on the cervix or the anal area and in the upper thighs in women. They have a cauliflower outlook and mostly appear as a cluster.