Types of Warts and How to Treat Them
They are highly contagious and can be transmitted through direct skin contact.
1. Common Warts
Common warts are also known as seed warts while their official name is verruca vilgaris. These tiny skin bumps are usually found on the hands and they have a rough surface with a minute cauliflower appearance. They will gradually grow larger and thicken, taking some four to six months. They are unlikely to cause any discomfort. You may be able to see small black dots which are actually clotted blood vessels.
2. Filiform warts
These are also known as facial warts and they have the official name of verruca filiformis. They usually appear on the lips or eyelids with a narrow and long appearance and can be flesh-colored, brown, yellow or pink.
3. Periungual warts or subungual warts
These normally grow around the fingernails and toenails. When they first appear, they are very small and just the size of a pinhead. They are translucent, smooth and barely visible. Within a few weeks, they can grow to the size of a pea with a rougher and cauliflower appearance. Irregular bumps can also appear around the wart, affecting the growth of the nails and even causing them to separate from the nail bed. As they grow, they can expand in different clusters and even cause fungal infection beneath the nail plate.
4. Plantar warts
These are often known as veruccas and appear under the soles or toes of the feet. When they first appear, they are small with black spots before growing to a cauliflower-like form with a brownish colour. A blood clot will appear in the center. Plantar warts can become especially painful and uncomfortable as they grow inwards. When we walk on them, the weight of our bodies is passed down to our feet applying pressure to the warts. They will need to be treated to avoid the pain and discomfort. Plantar warts are easily spread when we visit public areas such as swimming pools and shower rooms with the virus thriving in warm and moist environments.
5. Flat warts
These warts are also known as plane warts or juvenile warts with the official name of verruca plana. Flat warts are small, just the size of a pin head with the top being flat. They mostly appear in children and teenagers. They usually appear on the face, the forehead or on the back of the hands, the neck and on the arms. These tiny bumps grow in clusters or groups with sometimes as many as one hundred. They are skin colored or pink, light brown or yellow and smooth to the touch.
6. Mosaic warts
Also known as recalcitrant plantar warts, these warts form clusters in a mosaic way on the feet and are often mistaken for calluses. They can be a bit painful when walking or standing. Like many other types of warts, they have tiny spots which are broken blood vessels.
7. Body warts
Body warts can appear anywhere on the body in many shapes and sizes, including on the genitalia where they are gray, white or skin colored with a cauliflower like appearance. Highly contagious, this type of wart is transmitted through sexual intercourse. The symptoms are bleeding and constant itching.
How can you naturally tackle warts?
The good news is that our H-Warts Formula can be safely and gently used on all these different types of warts. Made from the highest quality essential oil and homeopathic ingredients, the Formula is gentle on the skin and safe for adults and children over the age of four years. The product is simple to apply and fast acting.