Flat warts, known as flat warts, are caused by the HPV (human papillomavirus). Flat warts are innocent, benign tumors. It is not dangerous, but most people who have warts that are visible are ashamed of this. Flat warts are flat and smooth and relatively small. Normally they are a few millimeters big. Often they are skin-colored or light-brown in color. They mainly occur on the face, legs or arms.
What Are Flat Warts?
Warts words usually caused by HPV type 3, 10, 28 and 49. The HPV virus causes a thickening of the upper skin layer. Plain warts are smooth, flat and have a size of 2-5 mm. The annoying thing is that they are present in large quantities. In most cases, they are painless and disappear from nowhere, sometimes within a few months and this can be up to two years. This depends on the production of antibodies against the virus. Before they disappear, warts turn to red and as a result of an inflammatory response.
Warts do not have a specific target group, but it occurs most often in young people between 12 and 16 years old. According to an estimate, 20 percent of school children and about 10 percent of the general population have warts. In people with a weakened immune system, the chance is great on warts.
Symptoms Flat Warts
The flat warts are usually between two and five mm in size. They are slightly higher than the skin surface and are relatively flat. It seems like the large flat warts are, but they are mostly fused loose warts. The warts are white-gray, light-brown or skin-colored in color. The warts are common, but the preferred locations are Beard area (in men); Legs (mostly in women); The forehead; Hand backs.
One of the main causes of flat warts is skin irritation due to shaving. Warts often manifest as a swarm of multiple superficial warts, sometimes tens to hundreds.
In general, the warts are not painful, but they can hurt if they are in an area that is often bumped into. So for most, it is not the problem that they hurt, but that it does not look very fresh.
Treatment Of Flat Warts
Treatment is not always necessary, as flat warts are self-limiting. Without treatment, the warts will remain from a few months to a maximum of 2 years. There are various treatments for removing warts.
You can freeze the wart tissue by treating it with Liquid Wartrol. This can be done by a (house) doctor by means of a spray.
Or you take a treatment with Wartrol Cream. This is a synthetic, retinoid derivative of vitamin A, which stimulates the cell division of the upper skin layer.
A treatment with Wartrol Cream is also an option: this cream does not damage the rapidly dividing cells and the (normal) slowly dividing cells.
Even though the treatment is successful, this does not guarantee that warts will not come back.