There are different types of warts

A lot of misinformation is published about warts, and the different types of warts that humans can find on their body. Let's take a look at the different types, and see where they are most likely to pop up. Starting with the most awkward (for many people) wart, the genital wart. This wart can be found in the genital area. Other names for it are anal wart and vaginal wart because of their location on the human body. Sexual intercourse can cause infection to spread from the host to another person. It's for a reason that the genital wart is classified as a sexually transmitted disease (STD). It is strongly recommended to avoid sexual intercourse while the genital warts have not been removed.


The Common Wart, latin name : verruca vulgaris, occur mainly on the hands, between fingers and knees. Its surface is rough and it is somewhat raised. The most common group affected by this type of wart are children. Children are sensitive for wart infection due to their frequent physical contact with other children.

The wart that mainly calls your feet its home, is the Plantar wart. This one can be extremely painful when located underneath the feet, pressing your entire weight on it every time you walk. Sizes vary from pinhead sized to 20 times larger. Public bathhouses are perfect locations to grab the Human Papilloma Virus when you walk around barefoot. Removal can be painless, but is no guarantee that the warts stay away.

The Flat wart is... flat, and can occur on hands, face, and neck.The Mosaic wart, just like the Plantar wart, grows mostly on the soles of your feet. Unlike the Plantar wart, however, the Mosaic wart grows in groups of warts.

After reading many books and sites I would like to address one rather large misconception. Warts do not have roots. Warts grow on the upper layer of the skin, and do not grow down below the second layer of your skin called the dermis.


Statistics show that children (already mentioned) and young adults are most susceptible to warts. There is also a link between the quality of a human's immune system, and the level of risk someone has to get warts. When you're healthy and the HPV virus infects you, the warts that grow will take less time to clear up than when you're unhealthy. Another good reason to eat and live healthy!