Skin Diseases

Published on June 17th, 2013 | by Tom


How to Get Rid of Plantar Warts

Plantar Wart is  noncancerous skin growth which caused by a viral infection. The common strain of the virus is human papillomavirus or HPV for short. Though it is not harmful, it causes pain and irritation and usually takes years to disappear without treatments. Normally, it is small, like a pencil eraser. It happens to everyone no matter how old you are. And 12-16 children are more likely to get this problem. Well, you may wonder why this happens to you. What are the causes of Plantar Warts? Here we conclude several cause and also offer you some effective treatments.

Plantar Warts Causes

The leading cause of planter warts is the HPV infection. People usually get infected through direct contact. For example, in communal showers you may just use a patient’s shower spray. In this case, you need to be very careful and reduce the use of public showers as much as possible. Furthermore, people may catch this virus through skin traumas. So whenever you get some skin traumas, remember to disinfect the wound before you bandage it. Of course, if you have a strong immune system, the chance you getting plantar warts is slim. Weakened immune system leads to many kinds of illness. All in all, you should pay attention to hygiene and keep a good health.

Plantar Warts treatments

Since you may be much more interested in the treatments, we conclude the following ones and hope you can get rid of planter warts successfully in a short time.

  1. Use duct tape. You simply need to put a small strip of tape over your warts and keep it on for about 6 days. The next step is to remove the tape and soak your feet in water or apple cider vinegar which have more obvious effects. After 20 minutes, with the help of a pumice stone or emery board, you can gently debride the warts. If you want the warts are gone completely, you should repeat the process lots of times.
  2. Apply some medical treatments, like cryotherapy, cantharidin, and immunotherapy and so on. The doctor remedies take less time and are very convenient. Laser treatments are another good option if you are not afraid of pain. It has a good chance of getting rid of warts completely. You can try minor surgery if you cannot stand the warts any more. Well, you can turn to your doctor for help. They always have solutions.


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