Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Did you know that children and youth are more susceptible to warts that adults? That's right. Warts are caused by a virus which inhabits the human body. Warts can appear anywhere on your skin, but when they occur on your feet they are called plantar warts. Sometimes a group or cluster of warts called a mosaic wart can grow. Your immune system naturally fights these warts, often preventing or controlling actual wart formation on your skin. When you do get a wart, your body will usually fight it off, but this can take up to two years. Sometimes plantar warts can become painful, since you have to walk on them to get around. Most people try to treat their warts because they are painful, or because they do not like the way they look.
There are many options for treating your warts. If you want to use an over-the-counter product be sure to follow all instructions. But sometimes these over-the-counter medicines are not enough to remove the wart. If this is the case, you should see your podiatrist for more treatment options. We are able to offer many options which are not available in a pharmacy, including stronger topical treatments, freezing the wart with liquid nitrogen, injections to remove the wart, and even cutting out problem warts. Seeing your podiatrist is the best way to treat a wart.
Posted by Shawn Miller at 10:41 AM