Warts (also known as verruca) are frequent local benign (tumor) in the skin caused by the human papilloma virus (HPV). It is commonly found on the hands and feet but often other locations, that can resemble a cauliflower or a solid blister. Although this is contagious, it is very common to have only one family member to them. In addition, they often affect just one part of the body (such as the hands or the feet) without spreading over time to other areas. What causes warts? Warts are caused by DNA-containing human papillomavirus (HPV). Starting point for the virus is often the last area of the violation. The incubation period from the time when the virus is contracted until the wart turns out, can be 1-8 months. What are the signs and symptoms of warts? The most common types of warts are:
Common warts (verrucaevulgaris): These common warts usually appear on the hands, especially around the nails. Common warts are flesh-colored with gray, rises from the surface of the skin and covered with a rough, hornlike projections.
Plantar warts (verrucaeplantaris): plantar happen by definition, on the plantar surface of the foot or lower. These warts usually grow in the skin, and not outside, as common warts.
Flat warts (verrucaeplana): Flat warts are most commonly seen on the front and back of the hands.
Periungual warts warts around or under the nail.
Filiform warts usually appear as a single long stalk, often on the face