Warts are also known as the small, and mostly not dangerous tumor-type skin condition that are transmitted to humans by human papillomavirus or HPV. Warts are generally not dangerous, but incessant and annoying. It appears obviously on random patch of human skin, looking like a pile of detached meat that has no business being where it is. Warts are also very embarrassing and persistent. It might be years before the warts appearing on your skin would disappear completely if left to its own devices. That is why, instead of paying it no attention, it is better if you could get started on wart removal therapy immediately.
Common Types of Wart
Know thy enemy is what the wise men said, and this is especially true when thy enemy are conditions that affect the health, more so when this condition springs from inside out. You need to know what type of wart you are sporting before you would be able to determine what kind of treatment would be most effective on it. Of course, going to the doctor and asking for professional help is always an option. But if you are too embarrassed to even go to the local clinic where all the staff know you by name, or if you would prefer to not spend an exorbitant amount of money on something that would not affect your lifestyle or endanger your life in any way, it is better this way. Determining what type of wart you have can be done by recognizing several symptoms and signs.
Several common types of wart include:
• Common Warts
Common warts are most common and pose no real danger to your overall health and ability to carry on with your life. Common warts will usually appear on the extremities where skin conditions most often appear, including your arms, legs, and even toes. But that does not mean other parts of your body are immune to this wart. Common warts are very rough and ugly. Its rounded top makes it look like a patch of gray scar tissue with a rounded top.
• Plantar Warts
Plantar warts, unlike common warts, will not grow randomly. Only the soles of your feet appeal to it. Plantar warts can make life very uncomfortable as you are unable to walk properly with it growing into your skin.Plantar warts are also unique in the way that it appears more like a hole has been drilled into your feet instead of having something growing out of it.
• Flat Warts
Flat warts are also annoying, because they like to make an appearance where they would be most noticeable. Your face and arms are the flat wart’s favorite spots. Flat warts look much like common warts, and it might be easy to confuse the two. Unlike common warts, though, flat warts have a wider array of colors, including fleshy pink and eerie yellow.
• Filiform Warts
Filiform warts, much like flat warts, like to grow on your face where they can flaunt themselves to onlookers most.Fortunately, they are much less adept at attracting attention than flat warts, because the color of filiform warts resemble your skin. Moreover, they are small and not as readily noticeable as flat warts can be.
• Periungual Warts
Periungual warts like to hide under a protective layer such as your fingernails or toenails. Because of its awkward haunt, periungual warts can give you more pain and heartache than any other warts, except perhaps for the ones that grow on your face and mar your beauty.
Treatments for Warts
Now that you have the knowledge and ability to distinguish between several types of warts and would be able to determine what type you have, all that is left is to figure out the perfect wart removal therapie for you. Doctors, of course, are more resourceful and capable of giving a more extensive treatment. But warts can be treated on your own at home too. The first treatment you might want to try is the freezing treatment. As the name suggests, this treatment includes the act of spraying a gust of satisfying cold breeze on your wart, killing it instantly. Once it is dead, you can scrape it off with your fingernail. Might be painful, and only effective for one wart at a time, but very effective.
Other treatments involve using an over-the-counter medication called the Salicylic Acid. This is a relatively inexpensive yet quite effective medication. Using it every day would result in a wart-free skin within several days or weeks of usage. Remember, however, that you should consult a doctor immediately should these home treatments only make things worse.