Filiform facial warts

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Filiform warts look different than most warts. They have long, narrow projections that extend about 1 to 2 millimeters from the skin. Filiform warts are caused by human papillomavirus HPV. If you have HPV, you can spread the warts to other people via skin contact, especially if the skin is broken.

What to know about filiform warts

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Warts — and how to treat them — often fall into the things-I-secretly-google-because-I'm-too-embarrassed-to-ask-my-doctor category. But despite their unwarranted bad rep, they're incredibly common. And, there are myriad types of warts. So how do you treat warts? Luckily, it's not that difficult. We asked the experts to walk us through how warts occur and how to treat them — no matter where they pop up.

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Filiform warts are made up of long, thin projections of skin, giving them a distinctive appearance. These warts are also called digitate or facial warts. They are harmless and usually disappear without treatment.
All warts are caused by human papillomavirus HPV. Only a handful of the more than types of this virus actually cause warts. They can also thrive in your skin for up to a year before a wart appears.