Plantar, Flat, Genital and Seborrheic Warts

Often plantar or genital warts are highly contagious, especially among children. Treated with ointments or cryotherapy with liquid nitrogen, they sometimes require the intervention of the dermatologist.

Origins and treatment

Almost all children who practiced swimming have learned that warts are particularly contagious and sometimes long to disappear. These small beads of hardened flesh, rough and very contagious; they are very variable due to a virus of the papillomavirus family that thrives in the cells of the epidermis. Their color varies from white to brown. They are more widespread in children than in grown-ups. Some warts disappear by themselves, but others show resistance and require a visit to the dermatologist.

There are different varieties of warts according to their form, their number, their location or their life.


Common warts are small grayish or brownish lesions; they are the most common in children. They are contagious but not resistant, they sometimes develop in clusters. Their favorite place is the hand, especially fingers. When they live under the nail, these warts can be painful and cause delamination.

Plantar warts

As their name says, these warts are on the feet soles, where the skin is the thickest. The most common form is as well the most painful because it grows in depth and compresses the nerve endings. The other form, more superficial, is usually painless. When these warts are associated with horns, a double treatment is necessary.

Flat warts

Beige or pink, slightly rough and slightly protruding, these warts are common to adolescence and may also affect debilitated or immunocompromised patients. Measuring 3 to 5 mm, they generally place on the hands and face.

Genital Warts

These warts grow on the anal and genital regions. They are transmitted during sexual intercourse. Wartrol is a very effective product for treating this kind of warts.

Seborrheic warts

Their name is a misnomer because they are not caused by a virus. They appear at the age of forty, and look like as skin protruding lesions, yellowish to blackish. Their diameter sometimes reaches 3 cm.