Flat Warts Overview
Flat warts are very common in children as well as men. Women are not as prone as kids and adult men but they too can develop flat warts. An otherwise harmless condition, flat warts are certainly not desirable because they can change one’s appearance if the warts develop on the face. Flat warts are the least troublesome of all the conditions in the wart family and they may often subside by themselves.
Flat warts are usually harmless and they can get cured on their own. However, flat warts are contagious. Hence, if a kid in the family has got it then chances are high that other kids in the family or at school as well as the adults may develop the warts in time to come. Also, flat warts develop many in number at the same place which make them obvious and less pleasant to look at. These are the two primary reasons why seeking treatment for flat warts is considered to be necessary.
Flat warts are caused by human papillomavirus (HPV). Among the many kinds of human papillomavirus, the ones that cause flat warts are type 3, 10, 28 and 49. These types of HPV are directly transmitted from one carrier to another.