Plantar Warts – Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

November 19, 2016 by Alaa Hamdy1

What is Plantar Warts?

Warts are infections on the skin caused by one particular strain of human papillomavirus (HPV). Warts which grow on the plantar surface (Bottom) of the foot are known as plantar warts. Warts are mostly non painful in nature. However, depending on the area and size of the wart it might prove to be a cause of irritation and pain. Plantar warts can be seen in all age groups but they are most common amongst high school going children.

Causes of Plantar Warts

• Using public showers can cause plantar warts
• If you like to swim you should know that swimming pools can be a reason for warts too
• Some kind of wound, friction on the skin sometimes might cause plantar wart
• Weakened immune system can also be the probable causes for the spread of infection.
Plantar warts are non-malignant and non-cancerous, in fact in about sometime most warts go away without any treatment. The size of the warts is 2-3 cms in general. However some warts may grow bigger and other might just might take the shape of little colonies.

Treatment of Plantar Warts

Home Remedy for Plantar Warts:

There are various ways of treating the wart at home. Duct tape is one such home remedy. A small strip can be placed over the wart and left for a few days. It can be removed just by peeling of the duct tape. The peeling method can be applied with salicylic acid as well.

Visit our clinic:

1. Cryotherapy: If you visit our podiatry clinic our doctor might suggest you to go for cryotherapy. Cryotherapy is basically done to freeze the wart by applying liquid nitrogen to it. Usually the dead tissue falls of within a week or so. Sometimes it might take you a few sittings with us to get rid of the wart completely.
Other popular treatments are,
1. Laser Treatment
2. Minor Surgery
3. Vaccination

Although warts are mostly non painful yet they might prove to be very unbecoming for us at certain situations. They become a cause for embarrassment for us in social gatherings and can indirectly be the cause of our low self-esteem. So it’s extremely important that they should be treated

One comment

  • Marry

    September 5, 2017 at 5:47 am

    I was diagnosed with hpv in 2013 and I have tried all I can to get cured but all i got is oubrake, until i saw a post in a health forum about a herbalist dr who prepare herbal medication to cure all kind of diseases including hpv, at first i doubted if it was real but i decided to give it a try , when i contacted this herbalist via his email and he prepared hpv herbal cure and sent it to me, when i received this herbal cure he gave me step by directions on how to apply it, after i applied it as instructed, i was totally cured of this deadly disease within one week of usage, I
    am now free from the deadly disease called human papillomavirus, all thanks Dr christopher. you can also reach him through his email address; Phone Number is +2348118830020


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