Beware of these 6 Types of Warts

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What Are Warts?

Warts are embossed bumps on your skin caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). Although, they are generally not dangerous, but are horrid, potentially awkward, and contagious. They can be painful too in some cases. There are 5 main types of warts. Each appears on a different part of the body and has a unique appearance.

Common Warts

Common warts are the warts of toes & fingers but they could appear elsewhere. They have a bumpy, gritty appearance and a rounded top. Common warts can appear as grayer compare to surrounding skin.

plantar warts

Flat Warts

Flat warts are warts on face, arms & thighs. They are small and not noticeable right away. If they have been scraped they can be pink or brownish.

Filiform Warts

Warts that grow on your neck, under your chin or sometimes mouth & nose are known to filiform warts. They are as same your skin color and are small, shaped like a tiny flap of skin.

Periungual Warts

These warts are painful and can effect nail growth, they grow on toenails & fingernails. If you think you have any kind of warts or you have been exposed to them, you should see & book an appointment online with the Best Dermatologist in Islamabad, Karachi, Lahore or other main cities Of Pakistan.

Plantar Warts

These warts usually grow on the soles of the feet. Dissimilar to other warts, plantar warts grow inside your skin, not out of it. It may feel and appeared to be a small hole in the bottom of your foot that is encircled by hardened skin. Plantar warts can make walking distressing.
warts on foot

What are Genital Warts?

Genital warts are the most common types of sexually transmitted infections. Almost, all sexually active people will become infected with at least one type of human papillomavirus (HPV), a bacterium that causes genital warts, at some point during their lives. A sexologist can help you in getting rid of any problems in your personal life. You can find some of the best sexologists in Karachi, Lahore and other main cities via

When should I See a Doctor?

You should visit a dermatologist or a skin specialist, if;

    • You notice bleeding or signs of infection, such as pus around wart.
    • You have a painful wart.
    • You have warts on your face or another sensitive part of your body (nostrils, genitals or nose).
    • You find discoloration of wart.
    • You have warts followed by diabetes or an immune deficiency (HIV/AIDs)

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Rabya Jamshed
She loves to explore various facts, ideas, perception and aspects of life and pen them down in her words. Writing is her passion. She enjoys writing on a vast variety of subjects, and health care is just one among her several specialty areas. She works closely with the “Marham” Health care team to churn out informative health content in Pakistan!