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Warts/ Corns

WARTS: one of the most common viral infections caused by HPV virus.

Different types of Warts

  • Common Warts/ Verruca Vulgaris
  • They are greyish white, skin colored or darkly pigmented growth which can have rough surface or stalk like projections (digitate wart) or appear as bunch arising from single base resembling fingers of hand (filiform wart) site: elbows , knees, around or under nails, dorsum of hands and feet, even face and neck, scalp, genitals can be involved.

  • Plane Warts/ Verruca Plana
  • As the name suggest they are flat grouped skin coloured , brownish smooth lesions present most commonly over face, dorsum of hands and feet, forearms , shins.

  • Palmo-Plantar Warts
  • Present over palms and soles, painful, gray or brown colored rounded, deep growths. They will be tender to touch if picked up between fingers.


Seen in teenagers, young adults, and immunocompromised individuals.

Warts are mostly spread by skin to skin contact, sometimes through fomites (sharing of shaving blades). They have tendency to auto inoculate i.e. spreading and multiplying in number with minor injury like scratching, or picking of growth.

Treatment at christell

Warts can be treated with a simple, effective, painless treatment at Christell.. This is done under topical anesthesia to reduce discomfort.