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How To Treat Plantar Warts

Posted on April 18, 2021 by Abe Stallons

The bottoms or the bottom of the feet are called plantar surfaces and plantar warts are the tough, horny growths that develop on them. Because these areas are weight bearing and responsible for moving the human body from place to place, the warts that form on the plantar surfaces become forced into the skin that makes them particularly painful.

Like all warts, they are harmless growths that will probably go away by themselves or with minimal treatment, but their location and the amount of pain involved makes them hard to dismiss. At the start, they ought to be treated immediately by a physician, or if you've had experience, re-use the treatment that was successful in the past. Letting them go without treatment can cause painful infections in the bottoms of your feet, which may require surgery to fix.

Plantar warts that grow together in a cluster are called mosaic warts, as they resemble artistic creations. Because the feet are subject to a lot of bruising they are a frequent source of breaks or other openings in the epidermis. Dry, flaky, cracked skin around the bottom of your toes offers the human pappilloma virus (HPV) a perfect opportunity to invade and find a new home. Communal showers or public swimming pools are hotbeds of HPV infection so the best advice you could receive should you attend any one of these areas is to wear water shoes at all times, even in the shower.

Failing that, coat your toes using a barrier cream that may, at the very least, offer some security for a homeless HPV. Epidemics of plantar warts occasionally break out amongst members of the same sports team or teams once an infection spreads throughout the bathroom areas where athletes bathe. Adults generally have an immunity to plantar warts built up over years of small exposures, which makes the common victims of the form of warts, kids.