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 How often should you eat fish to ward off heart disease? 2018-06-20 14:00 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 Sweet-smelling pee – what’s up with that? News Traditional healer makes history by opening traditional hospital Medical Cape Town woman receives benchmark pacemaker Medical When is constipation a medical emergency? Medical How often should you eat fish to ward off heart disease? Medical 7 ways to keep your liver healthy From our sponsors Tell us of your unusual allergy and stand a chance to win R2 000! WIN a R2000 Skin Renewal online store voucher! Stand a chance to win an Alpecin product hamper worth R1 500! FLU SURVEY: Stand a chance of winning R2 000 cash! Live healthier Living with sinusitis » 7 common sinusitis myths you shouldn’t believe Are you using the correct treatment for your sinusitis? How your mucus can be a guide to sinusitis treatment Suffering from chronic sinusitis? Your mucus might help identify the most effective treatment. Sleep better » Most physical activities help you sleep better 10 tips for better sleep 10 reasons you may have insomnia and how fix it Here are 10 reasons why you may have insomnia – along with possible ways to solve the problem.