Planters warts are small growths that develop on the bottom of the foot after an infection from HPV, the human papillomavirus. This virus can easily penetrate inside the body through cuts, breaks or wounds on your feet. You will immediately know when you start developing them since they are usually very visible and create a lot of discomfort when walking. In most of the cases, they do not represent a serious health concern but because of the place where they grow, it is always better to remove them before they create further complications.
Symptoms and transmission of plantar warts
Planters warts are small, hard growths which develop on the ball or the heel of the foot. The most common symptoms are the thickening of the skin and a painful sensation in the point where the warts are growing. When they are fully formed you will notice a tiny growth on your skin with small black dots in it. These black dots are clotted blood vessels and a clear characteristic of warts. Another characteristic is the virus that causes their formation: the HPV. This virus is transmitted from person to person through direct or indirect contact. Contrary to other types of warts, such as genital warts, planters warts are commonly transmitted through indirect contact.
The most common way to get infected is to walk barefoot in public places like locker rooms, showers or swimming pools and in the case of children, playgrounds also. This is why I suggest you always wear flip-flops when you walk in public places and to make sure your children always wear shoes when they are playing outside especially in public areas. Every person reacts differently to an infection from HPV. It is possible, for example, that some are never going to show any symptoms while others will develop warts immediately or in a short period of time after the infection.
How to cure planters warts
Plantar warts can in some rare cases go away without any treatments. Generally, since they are painful and can create problem when walking they are removed. The treatments you can choose to remove planter warts are laser surgery, cryotherapy, surgical removal or over-the-counter medication. The surgical procedures are used in the worst cases when there is no other possibility and for the case of laser removal and cryotherapy, they are very costly since to remove completely the warts you will need more than one session. However, even if they are expensive, they can leave you at the end of the treatment with scars.
Topical medication are an alternative to surgical procedures and they are used to peel the layers of the skin until the warts is removed. As you can imagine this treatment can take a very long time to show results. What you may not know is that these type of medication most of the time do not work since the warts will be too hard to be peeled off. In addition to all of this you should know that even if you successfully find a way to remove your warts, they can always come back until you don’t find a way to eradicare also the HPV from your body.
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