Warts can take on many different appearances. Here is a slideshow of the most common types of warts as seen from a side view.
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Recently a client visited the clinic with what appeared to be flat warts around the nose, forehead and eyes. However, after a closer inspection an alternative diagnosis was considered. Flat warts can easily be mistaken for other skin conditions. Here we take a look at flat warts and compare them to two other very common skin condition.
Warts are caused by a common virus. With over 100 different types of the wart virus, most people will have at least one type of wart in their lifetime. Warts will usually disappear on their own in time. However, just one wart can quickly multiply, as warts are spread by direct contact. In particular, picking at or accidentally cutting the wart with a razor, can make the wart spread very fast.
Thankfully there are many options available to remove warts. The list below will cover home remedies as well as professional wart removal treatments available.
Warts are common and can appear anywhere on the body, but are often found on the fingers and hands. They are hard raised bumps, usually flesh coloured and vary in size from 1 mm to more than 1 cm in diameter. Warts have been with the human race for a a very long time and evidence of these have been found on 3000-years-old mummies.