Types of warts

The first association that arises at the mention of warts is frogs, more precisely, toads. The story that after contact with this amphibian, unpleasant neoplasms appear on the hands, you should probably know. Of course, different types of warts can appear on the body of someone who has not seen frogs in their eyes. Neoplasms come in different sizes and pop up wherever they want.

Where do warts come from?

These benign neoplasms appear as a result of a sharp growth of the upper and underlying papillary layers of the skin. The main cause of warts is the human papillomavirus. Depending on the type of warts, they can grow from a couple of millimeters to several centimeters. Sometimes the tubercles coalesce with each other, forming large-scale tumors. Initially, warts do not differ in color from the skin. They can darken in the process of growth, and then because of the particles of dirt adhering to them.

You can get HPV in the following ways:

  • through personal contact with an already infected person (including sexual);
  • using the things of the patient;
  • having done a manicure with raw tools;
  • walking barefoot on the surface where the infected walked.

Types of warts on the body and face

It is customary to distinguish several main types of growths:

  1. Ordinary, simple or vulgar warts are small tubercles, no more than 5 mm high. Very often they grow, and next to the large, so-called maternal wart, daughter neoplasms appear.
  2. Flat (youthful) warts — round growths, often irregular in shape, but with a flat top. They are usually located on the hands and face. Favorable conditions for the appearance — the presence of scratches and irritations on the skin.
  3. Senile — a type of wart that appears on the legs, Types of warts on the facehands, neck, face — all over the body. The basis of such neoplasms is the dead layers of soft tissues. They differ from other varieties of warts in dark color.
  4. Genital warts are dark flesh-colored tubercles. Most of them occur in the anus, oral cavity, on the surface of the genital organs. Condylomas grow very quickly and very often combine into conglomerates.
  5. Acrochords are growths in the form of warts that appear mainly in the elderly. Filiform warts are quite rare. Able to form in damaged areas.
  6. Plantar warts form on the foot. They are very easy to confuse with common corns. The appearance of such growths contributes to uncomfortable shoes.

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