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). NEXT ON HEALTH24X 4 foods that can improve your hearing 2018-05-18 10:00 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 Medical 7 mistakes that can impact your blood pressure reading Lifestyle ‘I tried haemorrhoid cream on my puffy eyes – here’s what happened’ News Former Banyana midfielder Makhosi Luthuli on her struggle with Lymphoma Medical 4 foods that can improve your hearing Lifestyle PSA: You can now track your periods using your Fitbit Fitness How to burn more kilojoules at the gym — without doing any extra exercise From our sponsors Win a R1 500 hamper with Alpecin Hypertension Consumer Fact Sheet Understanding diabetes self-management WIN a R2000 Skin Renewal voucher! Live healthier Mental health & your work » How open are you about mental illness in the workplace? Mental health in the workplace – what you can do to help If you know that one of your colleagues suffers from a mental illness, would you be able to help them at work? Maligay Govender offers some helpful mental health "first aid" tips. Sleep & You » Sleep vs. no sleep Diagnosis of insomnia 6 things that are sabotaging your sleep Kick these shut-eye killers to the kerb and make your whole life better – overnight.