Plantar Warts

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Diagnosis,causes and treatments of Plantar warts


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Plantar Warts:

Plantar Warts Causes, Risk and Treatment

What are Plantar Warts:

What are Plantar Warts Plantar warts are hard warts that often develop on the sole of the foot. Plantar warts are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV), strains that are most often the cause of plantar warts are type 1 & 2 HPV.  These strains are contagious and are spread from person to person via direct contact with the virus. Plantar warts differ from other warts, due to the pressure exerted on the sole of the foot from walking or standing plantar warts will grow deep inside the skin. Page 2

Plantar wart:

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Symptoms Usually people are unaware they have contracted plantar warts until the become painful. Plantar warts will initially have black pin points in the lesion. Texture can be rough and scaly. The growth of a plantar wart will also be well defined. Plantar warts can sometimes be confused with corns and calluses. Page 4

Causes :

Causes As previously mentioned plantar warts are caused by the HPV strain 1 or 2. These are highly contagious viruses that enter the skin through small cuts or abrasions on the sole of the foot. HPV thrives in a warm moist environment. Page 5

Plantar Wart Treatment:

Plantar Wart Treatment Plantar warts are treated a number of ways but can eventually go away without treatment. If the lesions are to painful to ignore they can be treated: Surgically Cryogenicaly Chemically Electrically Laser Therapy Page 6

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