By Dr. Peter Klapper Ph.D.
What are plantar warts? Of all the different varieties of warts that are caused by the human papilloma virus, or HPV, plantar warts are the most common and sometimes they can be the most painful. Occasionally these types of warts feature black specks in the center and they usually appear on the pressure points on the soles of the feet. Like palmar warts which appear on the hands and fingers, these warts are typically named after where they appear; i.e., plantar warts appear on the soles of the feet, genital warts appear in the genital areas.
Plantar warts are a non-cancerous skin growth, although when most people see one of these lumps, they tend to think that it is malignant. Usually these types of warts can go away without any form of treatment, though this takes approximately two years altogether. Since plantar warts appear on the bottom of a person’s feet, they actually do not stick up or stand out as much due to the pressure of walking on them.
Like other warts that are caused by HPV, or human papilloma virus, plantar warts can be spread more through indirect contact. This could be anything as innocent as one child placing his/her hand or even their fingers on a piece of playground equipment after another child that has any variation of the HPV has touched the same piece of equipment. The most common form of indirect contact takes place within public showers when someone with these types of warts steps out of the shower and another person steps in without shower shoes or any other type of protection against viral and/or fungal infections.
Skin cancer is a malignant disease that can be mistaken for a plantar wart. Corns are another condition that can be easily mistaken as these are thick and hardened piece of dead skin. Skin tags are smaller and softer pieces of dead skin that stand out on a thin stem and can also be mistaken for plantar warts. These generally appear on the neck, upper truck, body folds, and under the armpits. They are also more common when a person is around their middle-aged years.
How do you treat plantar warts?
Treatment for the removal of plantar warts is much like other HPV treatments and usually entails salicylic acid which softens the layers of skin so it can rub off or prescription cream. There is always duct tape in tape occlusion therapy or the infamous cryotherapy with which you basically freeze the warts off with liquid nitrogen that you spray on the warts which freezes it, so it falls off several days later.
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