Filiform Warts

What are filiform warts?

Filiform warts or facial warts are long, narrow flesh colored growths that can appear alone or in clusters. Filiform warts are commonly shaped like a finger and are projected outwardly from inside the skin. They appear around the eyelids, face, neck or lips.

What are the causes?

A filiform wart is a variation of the common wart and is caused by the human papilloma virus strains 1, 2, 4, 27 & 29. Filiform warts are easily spread due the projecting nature of the wart. For example, if a person with a filiform wart scratches an area of the skin where the wart is located, the wart can be transmitted to the new area.

What are the symptoms?

The most common symptoms of filiform warts are itching, bleeding or the spreading of the warts. They are located in areas that are routinely rubbed or irritated can become infected, painful and spread to other areas.


Treatment for filiform warts can vary, for more information see our: Wart Treatment Services.