Warts are a benign formation on human skin. It is usually a few millimeters large, but there are also larger types of warts. Such neoplasms can occur in different parts of the human body.
As you know, not all warts are safe. There are some types of skin damage that need to be removed immediately. This is necessary to prevent further complications.
There are several types of benign formations in medicine that can appear on a person's skin. They differ from each other in appearance, they have different development specifics, as well as location.
There are the following types of warts:
- common (most common);
- plantar (observed on the feet);
- spike (warts);
- filiforms (acrohord);
Such neoplasms shall have a diameter which shall not normally exceed 1 cm. These are fairly dense tumors with an uneven surface and clear borders. Skin lesions of this species are characterized by the following features:
- rounded shape;
- color from yellow to dark gray;
- common warts are often seen on the elbows, fingers, knees, lips and other parts of the body that are often injured.
Sometimes the formations disappear on their own, but in most cases they require long-term treatment.
Such growths get their name from the placement. They are on the feet, they have a curved shape, but due to the constant pressure caused by the weight of the human body, they can become flat. The formation is surrounded by a layer of keratinized skin.
Plantar growths can be uncomfortable and painful. This type of benign damage differs from corns in that small drops of blood come out when you cut rather than spill the liquid. Plantar warts can cause problems with wearing shoes. They can appear at any age.
Fibroepithelial formation contains a large number of pointed nodules that are interconnected. Their surface may be white or red, sometimes bleeding and causing pain.
Spiky benign tumors usually appear on the mucous membranes at the sites of its transition to the skin. In the future, they grow, become big. This results in tumor-like growths.
This formation on the skin gets its name from the shape. Filiform warts are narrow and long. Their locations are as follows:
The external thread formations resemble a broken thread. They can appear on the body of people of any age, but they are often seen in the elderly. As threads develop, their appearance changes:
- At first, the acrochords look like small bumps on the skin. For this reason, they can be easily confused with moles.
- The node then grows to obtain an elongated shape. In some cases, the acrochords are round, but they still have a thin handle.
- The consistency is elastic and relatively dense. It is usually no more than 5 mm long, but there are cases where the acrochord is more than 1 cm long.
Some people have several formations on their bodies that grow together. Thus, they resemble rooster. Accordions can be brown or remain flesh-colored. Sometimes they itch.
Such formations are nodules that are flat to the touch. They stand out with a tan color and are usually found on the eyelids and face. These nodules are common in children, but they can also appear in the elderly. These benign tumors do not tend to develop into malignancies. This type of growth is extremely rare.
Flat warts rise slightly above the surface of the skin. They have a smooth surface and clear borders. A distinctive feature is the lack of keratinized skin, which maintains smoothness and shine. Such formations are localized on the face, lower leg, back of the wrist.
Tip!If neoplasms appear on the body, be sure to seek the advice of a dermatologist. Only he will be able to determine exactly what nature they have. This will prevent the development of malignancies on the skin.
There are other types of benign formations that occur on the human body and can be divided into separate categories. Their properties are as follows:
- senile warts (seborrheic keratosis) appear only in the elderly and do not require treatment;
- they are usually found on the skin, which is often covered with clothing, and is rarely seen on the hands and face;
- such neoplasms develop from the epidermis.
The elements of seborrheic keratosis are often multiple. Clinical manifestations depend on the time and location of development. The early elements are small flat pink or yellow spots with clear borders and a warty surface.
They resemble oily crusts on the skin that can be easily removed. These crusts are then compacted, cracked with cracks. Over time, they turn into a mushroom, turning black or dark brown.
The formations have a soft consistency, their boundaries may not be completely clear, even jagged. However, they are similar to melanoma. In some cases, the elements of seborrheic keratosis are domed.
Tip!In the presence of senile warts, it is recommended to significantly increase the amount of vitamin C that enters the body. This helps prevent new stains from appearing. However, it should be remembered that an excess of vitamin C can cause some changes in the way your stomach works, as well as promote the appearance of kidney stones.
The choice of treatment depends on the type of warts being treated. One way or another, this process should not be left to chance. Timely contact with a dermatologist will allow the patient to undergo the skin removal procedure easily and without complications. In addition, the wart can be confused with malignancies, the treatment of which should definitely not be delayed.