Overview of Warts

Warts are of different types, but they are most commonly found on the feet. Warts are caused by viral infection and the virus responsible for them is called HPV – Human Papillomavirus. It is a contagious virus and is acquired by a direct contact with the infected person or an indirect contact. The warts are benign but could be painful, unpleasant to look at and disturbing.

Warts are of many types and can appear on your face, feet, genital areas, hands, and other parts of the body. One of the most common types of warts is plantar warts, the warts appearing on the feet. There are in fact many different types of warts on feet.

Verruca plantaris – Plantar Warts

Plantar warts are very often mistakenly addressed as “planter wart”. They are named so because they appear on the plantar or sole area of the foot. Plantar warts are mostly gray or brown in color. The warts are marked by many small black dots spread across. These dots are in fact the blood vessels that feed the warts. This is the reason why they are also sometimes referred to as wart seeds. Plantar wards resemble a sore and are mostly flat, hard and rough. The other warts in the body are mostly fleshy and round.

Teenagers and children are more prone to acquiring the plantar wart virus. The plantar virus is contagious and transferred from one person to another directly or indirectly. Some people are immune to the virus and hence do not develop warts even after getting in close contact with it. The virus can enter the body through the cuts or bruises. It may even take months before the virus actually develops into an infection causing warts.Overview of Warts

Plantar warts can also be painful. They develop on the sole and get pressed against the body weight. These warts can be treated medically or the effects can be reduced.

Cluster of Warts – Mosaic Warts

Mosaic warts are not necessarily a different category of warts; instead they are indeed the cluster of plantar warts developed on the sole. Mosaic warts are covered by callus. For the treatment purposes, the callus needs to be removed.

Warts by the nails – Periungual And Subungual Warts

The periungual warts are found along the nails. Subungual warts are the ones that develop underneath the nails. Since they grow along or under the nails it is very difficult to treat them. They can also affect the normal growth of nails. Treatment of these types of warts may require removal of the nails.

Author Bio: Subodh Jain an experiences medical writer for Buywartrolnow.com, he hopes his articles provide sufficient information to treat wart.

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