Foot Warts Removal
Warts on your feet are not necessarily a serious health problem, although some may be painful. These growths are caused by a virus and usually occur on the soles of the feet. Plantar warts are often seen on children, teens and elderly people. The plantar wart is also called verruca plantaris.
Plantar warts can be solitary, which may get larger or begin to multiply. These warts are easier to treat than the mosaic warts, which are the second type of foot wart. Mosaic warts are smaller, forming a cluster of warts that grow together in one area.
Warts can go away without intervention; however, most patients prefer treatment and want them removed. Methods of removal include:
- Topical or oral treatments
- Laser therapy
- Freezing or cryotherapy
- Acid treatments
After examining your warts, your doctor will decide the best type of treatment for the most effective results. Proper homecare after treatment is vital. You need to follow your surgeon’s instructions and take medicine as prescribed. Follow up visits are also necessary for the best outcome.
Even though you may be tempted to try to remove the wart yourself, you need to seek medical attention. Removing a wart on your own could result in doing harm to your foot.
If you have a plantar wart, it may look like a callus. Thick, tough tissue is common to plantar warts. They are also painful. Walking and standing may cause pain. If you see tiny black dots on the surface of the wart, these are areas of dried blood contained in the capillaries embedded in the wart.
Make an appointment to have your wart examined. Contact the office of Dr. Stuart Mogul for treatment and removal of your foot wart or verruca. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.