Generally speaking, warts can be described as localized growths in the skin caused by the human papillomavirus infection (HPV). While they are considered contagious and can spread from one person to another, if a person is not susceptible to the wart, even direct contact won’t cause warts to develop.

There are many types of warts that can affect people and while most are considered harmless, often they can be painful and unsightly. They can develop on just about any part of the human body although they are most common on the hands, fingers, feet, neck, and face. Warts can occur in any age group from young children through to the elderly, and they can affect any race, any nationality, and both male and female equally.

The Various Types of Warts Include:

  • common warts
  • planter warts
  • flat warts
  • periungal warts
  • viral warts
  • finger warts
  • foot warts
  • facial warts
  • filiform warts
  • genital warts

These various types of warts can affect almost any part of the body including, the face, neck, fingers, feet, lip, genitals, mouth, and even the tongue.

Having a general awareness of the most common types of warts will make it easier for the wart sufferer to either seek out professional care, or to find the appropriate wart treatment to use themselves. Being armed with the knowledge that warts can developed in anyone, at anytime, and the fact that they are extremely common, can also help alleviate the stigma that some wart sufferers may feel.


The first thing to know about warts is that they are VERY common. The second thing to be aware of is that most warts are harmless and can easily be treated or removed. However before you get to the stage of wart removal it may be useful to gain some understanding about some of the types of common warts. After all if you are suffering from warts it’s likely to fall into this category.

Having established that common warts are very prevalent, and that people of all ages, race, and nationality can be affected by them, having some general knowledge about common warts, their appearance, and the removal techniques will certainly hold those suffering warts in good stead.common wart

Common warts can affect just about any part of the human body, but often the most common of warts will appear on the hands and the fingers. Usually these types of warts will be found in groups or clusters, and will typically not be found alone. As with many types of common warts, these warts will generally be hard, or have a rough texture, and commonly develop on the hands when there there is broken areas of skin. These broken areas of skin can be common for the fingers and particularly when the person has a habit of nail biting.

Other Types of Common Warts

Planter warts can certainly be classified as a common wart. They can affect people of all ages, and while many common warts can appear on almost any body part, planter warts generally speaking develop more commonly on the feet. Which is why often planter warts can be painful and uncomfortable because of our obvious need to get around. It’s also interesting that while most common warts grow outward, planter warts tend to grow inward.

Flat warts (also known as plain warts) are another type of common wart. Again commonly affecting the various age groups, these warts typically grow in larger groups. Flat warts also tend to appear relatively soft which is unlike many of the other common warts which can be rough and feel hard when touched.

Other common warts, particularly in our modern society, are genital warts. The occurrence of this type of common wart has increased over more recent times. Genital warts (also described as an STD) are most typically transmitted through unprotected sexual contact, and while they are generally more difficult to remove, with the right genital warts treatment removal can be successful.

If you find yourself suffering from common warts it’s always better to at least have some general knowledge about what type of common wart they may be. This will give you some insight as to the wart removal treatment you might want to follow. Also consider that while most types of common warts can be successfully treated at home, with home remedies or over-the-counter wart treatments, sometimes health professional will need to be consulted. For genital wart sufferers, professional medical consultation is required not only for treatment, but also for any ongoing medication that is often required for these types of common warts.


Telltale Signs of Flat Warts

July 24, 2010

Flat warts are some of the more common types of warts. They can affect adults and children alike but tend to be more prevalent amongst children and teenagers, which is why they are also commonly referred to as juvenile warts.

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Hand Warts: What Are They?

July 24, 2010

No….you haven’t developed hand warts because you’ve been playing with toads, or by doing anything else untoward.

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The Pain of Plantar Warts

July 24, 2010

Plantar warts can cause significant pain when pressure is applied, and because a plantar wart is typically found on the feet, it’s not hard to imagine the pain associated with the pressure applied simply by walking.

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Common Wart Treatment

June 29, 2010

Choosing the right wart treatment can make getting rid of common warts, easy! But what is the right treatment…

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Removing Warts: What Options Are There?

June 28, 2010

Removing warts can be done, some times easily, sometimes with difficultly, and there is no guarantee that they will not return. Keep in mind that some wart removal solutions are much more effective then others, and you should thoroughly examine all your options before making the decision.

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Professional Wart Removal Treatment: What You Shoud Know

November 21, 2010

Despite having your wart removal treatment taken care of by a expert, there are still a number of associated and related important factors that you ought to take into consideration.

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Wart Treatment for Children

August 29, 2010

When children are suffering from warts, they rely on us to make the right decisions for them, and it’s important to know that the appropriate wart treatment will depend on a person’s age. It definitely is not a case of “one treatment fits all”.

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