Warts are small skin bumps that can occur in many different body areas. Warts are caused by a virus and may be spread through skin contact. It can take from two to six months after exposure for a wart to develop.
There are several different types of warts.
- Common Warts. These grow on the fingers, hands, and toes. Common warts have a rough, grainy appearance.
- Flat Warts. These grow on the face, arms, and thighs. Flat warts may be pink, brown, or yellow and appear to have had the top scraped off.
- Filiform Warts. Usually appear on the mouth, nose, under the chin, or on the neck. They are shaped like a tiny tag of skin and are normal flesh-colored.
- Periungual warts. Warts that grow under and around fingers or toenails. They may be painful and affect nail growth.
- Plantar warts. These affect the soles of the feet. They may feel like a pebble in your shoe and can be painful. Plantar warts tend to grow inward into the bottom of the foot.