Learning how to identify a wart is the first step in the cure of this type of skin infection. You should know that every type of warts has the same origin, the Human Papillomavirus. This is why, a lot of times, I have been asked from people seeking my help: how can i know what type of warts I have? or how can I know that I have warts and not something else? Understanding if you have warts is not difficult because they have very specific characteristics. Here below you can find some tips that will help you to know what type of warts you have been infected with. To make it easier to understand, I have divided them in groups.
How to identify Common Warts:
Common warts are one of the most frequent types. This type of warts includes warts on hands and most of the warts that can grow on your body.
- They are grey/brown or flesh-colored rough growth.
- They have visible black dots (coagulated blood vessels) over or underneath their surface.
- They have a rough surface that looks like a cauliflower.
- Their dimension varies from few millimeters to one centimeter.
- Normally they grow singly or in couple, but without proper treatment they may grow in groups.
- Usually they are not painful, but that depends on the area where they grow.
- They usually grow on fingers, the back of the hand, arms or legs.
How to identify Plantar Warts:
Plantar warts are similar to common warts, but they have a darker color. Usually they grow on the the ball or heel of the foot, which are the areas more subjected to the weight of the body.
- They are flat or slightly raised hard growth.
- Usually, they are rough and uneven.
- Their color varies from yellow/brown to dark brown.
- They can form singly or in groups (like a mosaic).
- They are generally painful because of the pressure the body exercises on them.
- They have small black dots (coagulated blood vessels) that are visible on their surface.
How to identify Flat Warts:
Flat warts have small dimensions compare to other types. Their characteristic is that in most of the cases they develop during childhood. This is way, flat warts are one of the most common types of warts on children.
- They are flat and smooth to the touch.
- Their color varies from pink to light brown.
- Their dimension is only few millimeters (about 2mm to 4mm).
- Usually they grow in groups, from 20 warts to over a 100.
- Commonly they grow on the face (children and adults) or on legs (women).
How to identify Filiform Warts:
Filiform warts differ from other kinds of warts for their shape and for the speed they spread on the body.
- They are long growths that protrudes above the surface of the skin.
- Their color is white or in some cases yellow/brown.
- The area where they develop the most is the face, particularly eyelids, lips and the neck.
- They grow very fast and can multiply in a short period of time.
- In most of the cases they are painless.
How to identify Genital Warts:
Genital warts are very easy to identify. They look like small bubbles and they manifest after unprotected sexual activities with an infected partner (even without penetration).
- They are small growth that resemble a cauliflower.
- They usually have the same color of the skin but sometimes are white.
- In most of the cases they form in groups.
- They are not painful but they are very contagious and create a lot of discomfort.
- They develop mainly on the genital area (penis, vagina, anus), but they can also manifest inside the mouth after oral sex.
Now that you know how to identify your warts, you can go to the second step of the cure: find a way to remove them. There are some options you can choose from. The most common treatments to eliminate warts are surgical removal, cryotherapy, electrocautery and laser surgery. All of these treatments remove warts in different ways but you should know that none of them is going to eradicate the virus from your body. This is because they only work on the symptoms and not on the cause.
The result is that even if warts are removed, most of the time painfully, costly and leaving scars, they are going to form again in the future. So, it is very important to find a cure that not only is going to be safe for you, but that will also make sure that the Human Papillomavirus will no longer be inside your body.
If You Want to Get Rid of Warts and Eradicate Permanently the Virus with a Safe and Natural Remedy, Without the Use of Costly and Painfully Surgical Treatments