The plantar wart

verrue3Warts are small, benign growths rough that form on the outer layer of skin (epidermis) and are very delimited. They can grow a few millimeters in diameter to several millimeters in size.
They stem from an infection caused by a virus of the family of human papillomavirus (HPV) and are contagious. The virus may survive for several months on a surface, which promotes contagion. It has been shown that around 7-11% of the population may be infected. Children and adolescents are most likely to be achieved, but adults can also be infected. Warts can spread from one person infecting the skin near the first lesions. In some cases, the surfaces of the other foot may also become infected on contact. Plantar warts are often very painful when pressure is applied to the infected area.

Don’ts :

  • In public places it is best not to walk barefoot.
  • When a person is suffering from plantar warts at home, it is best not to take a shower without first wearing beach sandals

Podiatry to the rescue:
In the treatment against plantar warts, it may proceed with the application of antiwarts products or by the injection of appropriate drugs. In rare cases where the warts are very resistance to treatment, it will proceed with surgical removal or laser treatment.