Types of Common Warts

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.

Types of Common Warts

July 25, 2010

Having an understanding of the variety of common warts can give a wart sufferer a better idea about the appropriate avenue for wart removal.

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