Plantar warts are caused by a virus. The virus enters the body through a break in the skin. The virus grows in a warm moist environments like public pools, locker rooms, and gyms that are used by hundreds of people. This can easily occur when you are walking bare feet in these areas. Children, especially teenagers, tend to be more susceptible to warts than adults.
Plantar wars can be painful, especially if they are on a weight-bearing location of the foot. Sometimes they are mistaken for corns or calluses, which are layers of dead skin that build up to protect the area. Warts are resistant to treatment and have a tendency to reoccur. They may also increase in size or number if left untreated. Over-the-counter foot wart treatments are usually ineffective. Generally, the more aggressive the wart treatment, the faster the wart will resolve. Please contact our clinic to help in effectively treating warts.
Wart Prevention Tips:
- Use your won towel and bathmat
- When using public showers, ensure
footwear is worn
- Never pick or scratch a wart
- Cover existing warts with a waterproof
band-aid, to avoid spreading the virus
- keep it covered during washing, check
your feet after washing and report and
abnormalities to your chiropodist.
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