Warts and moles can be a common problem in men and women of all ages. They can be irritating and make life more uncomfortable to get rid of. Now many would be wondering what are they seeing in the terms.
Well, a rough, broad-based patch of thick skin is likely a wart. Warts are thick and deep and are typically colorless. It is caused by a virus and is contagious. It can spread to other people, or other parts of your body if left untreated.
Warts mostly affect children as studies have shown 1 in 3 children having it but in adults, it is just 3 to 5%.

Palmar Warts: These are small, grainy bumps that are rough to the touch and occur most often on the fingers or hands. Rough to the touch, common warts also often feature a pattern of tiny black dots, which are small, clotted blood vessels.


Plantar Warts: These warts usually appear as flesh-colored or light brown lumps that are flecked with small clotted blood vessels that appear as tiny black dots. These appear on the soles of the feet.

Genital Warts: These are small flesh-colored, pink, or red growths that can appear in the pubic area, on the genitals, in or around the anus, and/or in the vagina.

Flat Warts: These warts are more common in teens and children than in adults. Flat warts are smoother, flatter, and smaller than other warts and they generally occur on the face. They can appear on the legs, especially among females.

Below mentioned are the signs one needs to check to see if it is a wart;

  • If the skin spot is colorless.
  • If the spot is above the skin and looks like a mini cauliflower.
  • If the skin on the spot is rough.
  • If the spot is present on hard skin like hands, feet, elbows, and knees.

Sometimes, it seems that new warts appear as fast as old ones go away. This happens when old warts shed virus cells into the skin before the warts are treated. This allows new warts to grow around first warts and the best way to prevent this is to have the dermatologist treat new warts as soon as they appear.

Whereas, moles are dark concentrated circles on the skin that formed due to the accumulation of skin cells in a single place rather than evenly spread across the skin. Their colors vary from different shades of black or brown.

The technical name for a mole is Nevus (plural: nevi). It comes from the Latin word for birthmark and is a very common skin spot that appears on most human beings’ skin. These moles generally grow from an early age until the person reaches adulthood. In general, a person has anywhere between 10 to 40 moles on their body. The size of a mole is different depending on the type of mole.

Common Nevi: These are the typical moles seen virtually anywhere on the skin. It is considered normal for people to have between 10 and 40 moles on their bodies.

Congenital Nevi: One in 100 people are born with moles, which means this is a common occurrence. These moles can be small or large. The large moles can increase your risk of melanoma forming.

Dysplastic Nevi: This is when a mole is considered abnormal. A mole is considered abnormal when it is larger, has uneven edges, or has an uneven surface. These moles can also be discolored or grow in size over time. This is one of the common types of moles that can transform into melanoma.

Acquired Nevi: These moles appear after birth This is not unusual and does not mean that the mole is cancerous. However, if one has 50 or more of these moles, then the risk for melanoma is higher.

Spitz Nevi: These moles are often raised, pink, and dome-shaped. One may notice different colors within the mole, such as red, black, and brown. It’s important to know that this type of mole may bleed or leak pus. These can be hard to distinguish from melanoma unless a dermatologist performs a biopsy.

Below mentioned are the signs you need to check to see if it is a mole;

  • If the skin spot is dark in color which could be brown or black
  • If the dark spot is on the arms, chest, face, and back
  • When you touch the skin spot and if it feels smooth

Before going ahead and trying out the suggestions found online, it is always best to consult a dermatologist before starting or taking any treatment/medication. A consultation is crucial to determine the definite diagnosis and recommendations will be done based on one’s medical history, life style, etc. It is vital that this step to not be skipped.

When it comes to at-home mole removal techniques, dermatologists advise against it as one may inadvertently remove a pre-cancerous or cancerous mole or cause complications in a benign mole. Usually, dermatologists often perform a biopsy of a mole for further evaluation before deciding on mole removal specifics.


Warts are not dangerous but can often be in visible places on the body, so can create a lack of self-confidence or embarrassment.

The treatment for warts is quick, simple, and effective, restoring clear healthy skin and confidence.

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