All warts are caused by a virus called HPV. This virus has over one hundred different strains and these strains will cause different types of wart. Common warts that are found on the fingers and hands usually resemble a cauliflower in appearance. However, there is a type of wart called a flat wart. Keep reading to learn more about this condition.
The flat wart is not typically raised. It appears as small areas of skin that has become slightly thicker. This type of warts can remain flesh colored, or they can have a slightly pink hue. Flat warts will show up in large numbers across a certain area of the body. Unfortunately, the face is a common place for these warts. You can also get them on the hands, chest, arms and back.
This type is usually not a health threat, but they can affect your appearance. this type of wart is classified in three stages. Less than ten warts that are causing you no pain is classified as a mild infection. Ten to one hundred that are not causing pain is called a moderate infection. If you have over one hundred or more that are causing pain then your infection can be classified as severe.
They can disappear on their own within a few months. On some occasions, it may be a few years before they disappear. It is up to you to see treatment or to leave them alone. However, if you have a lot of these warts on your face or another prominent area of your body you will probably want them to go away as quick as possible.
Homeopathic creams are a great way to get rid of flat warts. These types of creams contain nothing but natural ingredients. They are gentle to the surrounding healthy skin will be very effective at getting rid of them.