Causes And Treatments For Plantar Warts

November 1, 2009 by admin 

Plantar wart is a rough growth that develops on the bottom of the foot. Because of their appearance and texture, these warts can often be mistaken for corns or calluses. The only visual difference between a plantar wart and a callus is that plantar wart has a small black center. Plantar wart can be quite a painful nuisance — it’s hard, crusty and can be just plain embarrassing. It is also sensitive to squeezing or other kinds of pressure. They are more common among children than adults and can be spread through scratching, touching, or contact with skin shed from another wart.

Plantar wart is caused by HPV which is the fastest spreading virus in America, even faster than AIDS and HIV. Although HPV can be contracted in non-sexual ways, it is a common STD which infects 20%-80% of sexually active adults in America. HPV can enter one’s system through cuts and scrapes on the skin. Even though it’s a common STD, HPV is often spread through contact with infected skin cells, rather than direct personal contact. These infected skin cells can be lying around in gym showers, public pools, and other places where HPV carriers may walk barefoot. Because of this, it becomes easy for plantar wart to spread from one person to another. Although plantar wart is contagious, it is fairly harmless and can be treated.

HPV can lie dormant in one’s body for many months, even years. The presence of the virus usually is not discovered until a wart appears. While there is no known cure for HPV or plantar wart, plantar wart can be treated very easily and even prevented. It is best to treat a plantar wart while it is singular. If painful clusters develop, surgery may be necessary.

Because there is no cure for HPV, it is likely that plantar wart will return some time after being removed. HPV seems to hide from your body’s immune system, so it tends to just lie around causing warts. However, you can prevent future outbreaks by protecting your feet when using public showers or swimming pools. In order to prevent future outbreaks, be sure to protect your feet with flip-flops or shower shoes when using public facilities such as pools or health clubs. Also, if you have children, be sure to check their feet often — especially during the summer months.

Cryosurgery, laser treatment and surgical removal are some effective high-cost treatments for plantar wart. Besides, there are some low-cost over-the-counter medications that are just as effective. The most common over-the-counter medication is the salicylic acid patch.

Salicylic acid is a common over-the-counter treatment that is used to effectively get rid of plantar wart. Most of the local drugstores will carry the acid itself or some brand of salicylic acid patch that can be applied directly to the wart. When used daily, it typically takes up to three weeks for the salicylic acid to completely remove plantar warts. When using this method, it is important to maintain good foot hygiene. Be sure to wash the affected area daily so as to keep it free from any elements that may encourage the growth of your current plantar wart or promote the development of new warts. You can be sure the patch is working when the salicylic acid causes a slight burning sensation in the healthy skin but not the wart.

However, these plantar wart treatments mentioned above are not always successful. Once surgical intervention or chemical acids are used one can expect a scar in that area. Recent improved analytical methods have enabled studies on the traceability and safety of natural products, thus enhancing the acceptance of these natural commodities. Additionally, the World Health Organization Traditional Medicine Strategy Report from 2002-2005 aimed to counter both general skepticism as well as uncritical enthusiasm for medicinal herbs, and ultimately promoted appropriate use of plant materials for human welfare worldwide.

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Even though plantar warts do not pose a serious health threat, they can be a nuisance and removing plantar wart does not have to be expensive or painful. Be sure to take some treatment, so that you can tackle a single plantar wart before it evolves into painful clusters. If you ever have to deal with plantar wart again, CURED’s natural plant medicine will provide a low-cost, effective solution for you. You can see more product details regarding WartCure for plantar warts on


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