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How do Plantar Warts Develop and Why?

About


The formation of noncancerous growths in the top layer of the skin due to viral infection.
Virtually everyone is likely to have a wart (or several) someplace at some time in their lives.
- Medical diagnosis by a general physician is enough for confirmation.
- Affects both men and women.
- Lab tests might be required.
- Can be physically painful.


As they develop at the bottom of the feet, they have been aptly named as Plantar Warts. They are caused when one comes in direct contact with certain types of human papilloma virus (HPV). It thrives on moist/wet and warm environs such as swimming pool and locker room surroundings.
Ages Affected- childhood (up to 12 years)- most often; teenage (13–19 years)- very often; young adults (in 20s)- often; above 30 years- less often.


Symptoms


Self-diagnosable
Symptoms include discomfort and/or pain while walking or standing. Getting evaluated by a doctor is advisable.


People May Experience
Pain- Pain while standing or walking.
Skin- The skin feels thickened like a callus
Spots- circular flat yellow or black spots.


Treatment


Self-care: Keep feet clean and dry. Clean and change footwear regularly.
Medications: Take over-the-counter medication such as salicylic acid-based creams or liquid nitrogen.
Specialists: One can opt for treatments such as cryotherapy, laser therapy, or surgery after consulting a skin specialist. Our doctors at mfine suggest the most appropriate treatment for the patients, helping them regain confidence. Contact today!

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