Flat Warts

What are flat warts?

Flat warts are a type of wart caused by the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). Flat warts are most common among children. They are small; often the size of a pinhead and have flat tops. As many as 100 flat warts can cluster up together. They can be pink, light brown, yellow or the skin colored and tend to appear on the face and forehead; however they can also grow on the neck, arms and hands.

What are the causes?

Like other types of warts, flat warts are caused by the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). This virus enters the body through breaks in the skin, and can be transmitted from person to person either by direct or indirect contact. Flat warts are often spread by shaving.

What are the symptoms?

They are small; often the size of a pinhead and have flat tops. As many as 100 flat warts can cluster up together. They can be pink, light brown, yellow or skin colored. Flat warts tend to appear on the face and forehead; however they can also grow on the neck, arms and hands.

Treatment

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