Pages Navigation Menu

Plantar Warts and Foot Wart Removal are Best Handled by Licensed Podiatrists

Posted by on Sep 10, 2015 in Plantar Warts | Comments Off on Plantar Warts and Foot Wart Removal are Best Handled by Licensed Podiatrists

Human papilloma virus has long been associated with a number of skin growths, including mosaic and plantar warts. Unlike some other warts commonly attributed to the virus, they are potentially hard to treat because of where they are located. Think about it. As humans, we are on our feet every day and that added pressure can not only irritate plantar warts but make it difficult to treat them. So, when homegrown or over-the-counter treatments don’t work, people should seek professional, foot wart removal. Professional, foot wart removal often involves products that are similar to over-the-counter options. However, they are much stronger and purchasing them requires a podiatrist’s prescription. Examples include topical creams that contain salicylic acid. The tropical creams are generally prescribed first because the side effects are minimal to non-existent. Depending on the cream’s strength, it may take...

Read More

Plantar Warts and Foot Wart Removal: Helpful Information

Posted by on Nov 18, 2014 in Plantar Warts | Comments Off on Plantar Warts and Foot Wart Removal: Helpful Information

Plantar warts are annoying little things that occur on the bottom of your foot. Unfortunately, they are quite common, but that does not mean they are any more enjoyable. If you find yourself or someone you care about with plantar warts, there is no doubt you want them gone. So, how do you go about dealing with plantar warts or foot wart removal? What is a Plantar Wart? A plantar wart is a small skin growth caused by the virus, HPV or human papillomavirus. Since they are caused by a virus, they can be spread, directly or indirectly. For example, someone with a wart touches the handle of the grocery cart. Another person touches the handle and the wart, or virus, has spread. Most warts are harmless and will go away in a couple years, even if you don’t...

Read More

Plantar Warts: Myths, Truths & Removal Options

Posted by on Mar 4, 2014 in Plantar Warts | Comments Off on Plantar Warts: Myths, Truths & Removal Options

It is well known lore in America that touching frogs causes warts. Now since most of us have handled a frog or two in our childhood, we can be pretty certain that isn’t the case. Frogs are one common myth, but there are countless others that surround the wart. For instance, in the Philippines handling a plain colored chicken is a sure way to pick up a wart. Chickens are plentiful in the Philippines, however having one that is plain apparently is not. Rats are the cause in Asia. Touching rats is a definite road to finding yourself with a wart. As many ways as there are to “catch” a wart, there are just as many, if not more, ideas on how to cure them. From strands of human hair tied around a wart, to tapping a wart when...

Read More