Home > Medical > Warts Updated 19 November 2013 8 types of warts There are different types of warts that appear on various parts of the body. 0 iStock Related What are warts? Treatment of warts Quiz Foot problems? » TALK Parenting forum » ASK The Paediatrician » Follow Health24 on Facebook » 5 bad habits we teach our kids Quick home remedies for stinky feet Common warts (verrucae vulgaris) – sharply demarcated, rough-surfaced, round or irregular, firm, light grey, yellow, brown or greyish-black tumours that measure 2 mm to 10 mm in diameter. They appear most often on sites subject to trauma (e.g. fingers, elbows, knees, face and scalp), but may spread elsewhere.Digitate warts – horny and fingerlike, with pea-shaped bases; they appear on the scalp or near the hairline. Periungual warts – around the finger nails. They can also occur in clusters. They are rough, irregular and elevated, and may extend under the nails, causing pain. Filiform warts – long, narrow, small growths usually seen on the eyelids, face, neck or lips. Flat warts – slightly raised, smooth, flat, yellow-brown lesions that occur more commonly in children and young adults, most often on the face (also on neck, chest, knees, hands, wrists or forearms) and along scratch marks through self-infection. They appear in groups of up to several hundred. Warts with unusual shapes – most frequent on the head and neck, especially on the scalp and bearded region. Genital warts – these can affect both men and women. Plantar warts – warts, sometimes painful, on the soles of the feet. Reviewed by Prof H.F. Jordaan, MBChB, MMed (Derm). More in Medical All about warts More: MedicalWarts advertisement Read Health24’s Comments Policy Comment on this story 0 comments Comments have been closed for this article. Logout Comment 0 characters remaining Share on Facebook Loading comments... Other news Mental health Childhood PTSD may leave lasting imprint on brain Lifestyle Rudeness in workplace costs companies dearly Mental health New tool to predict survival odds after brain injury Mental health Surfing through selfies linked to low self-esteem Lifestyle SEE: 8 places to go hiking in South Africa this summer Medical SEE: 10 medical discoveries that changed the world From our sponsors Keep an eye on your vision Which skin products are better, ‘medical grade’ or ‘over-the-counter’? Win 1 of 6 R5000 cash prizes Win a R2 000 Skin Renewal voucher Live healthier Exercise benefits for seniors » Working out in the concrete jungle Even a little exercise may help prevent dementia Here’s an unexpected way to boost your memory: running Seniors who exercise recover more quickly from injury or illness When sedentary older adults got into an exercise routine, it curbed their risk of suffering a disabling injury or illness and helped them recover if anything did happen to them. No relief for MS » Drug shows promise against MS in mouse study Vitamin D may slow multiple sclerosis Obesity in girls tied to higher MS risk Exercise may not lower women's risk of MS A Harvard study showed no evidence to support the idea that exercise lowers the risk of multiple sclerosis.