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By Crofton Podiatry
January 19, 2017
Tags: warts   plantar warts   verrucus   contagious   virus  

Have you been contending with warts for a while now? Perhaps they keep coming back or appearing in new areas. Maybe plantar warts, or verrucas, are causing you pain because they are on the part of the foot that you have to put pressure on when you walk. Well, Dr. Brad Toll at Crofton Podiatry can help!

What Are Plantar Warts and Where Did You Get Them?

Warts in general are contagious. They are a manifestation of the viruses that through breaks in the skin and cause a change in your skin’s appearance and sometimes be painful. On other parts of the skin, there can be a white bump with small black dots in the middle. Plantar warts, however are on the bottom of your feet and usually are not raised from the skin (not a bump).

You can get them from anyone else who has been affected by it, making you susceptible to infection whenever you are barefoot. Skin-to-skin contact, sharing towels, and walking on the same shower floor as someone else with plantar warts are ways in which you can be infected.

What Are Your Treatment Options?

Sometimes, verrucas can go away without any treatment. However, that does not mean that the virus has left your body. In fact, it can live in your body for a while.

If you have pain or other reason to treat your plantar wart(s), your at-home options include: salicylic acid treatment in the form of creams or gels, and duct tape over the wart for a few days to smother the wart.

At the office, treatment options include cryotherapy, surgery, chemical treatments, or in some cases, laser cautery.

For the best way to take care of your painful or pesky plantar warts, make an appointment by calling us at (410) 721-4505. Our board-certified podiatrist will assess and treat you at our Crofton, MD office, which serves Gambrills, Odenton, and Bowie areas as well.

 




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