What Should I Know About Plantar Wart?

Q:
What should I know about plantar wart?

A:
Warts are caused by an infection of the skin by human papillomavirus (HPV). It is the most common viral infection of the skin. Plantar warts grow on the plantar surface or the sole of the foot. The plantar wart only appears on the superficial layer of skin. Here are the symptoms.

Symptoms

  • A small, fleshy, rough, grainy growth (lesion) on the bottom of your foot, usually the base of the toes and forefoot or the heel
  • Hard, thickened skin (callus) over a well-defined “spot” on the skin, where a wart has grown inward
  • Black pinpoints, which are commonly called wart seeds but are actually small, clotted blood vessels
  • A lesion that interrupts the normal lines and ridges in the skin of your foot
  • Pain or tenderness when walking or standing

You can try self-care treatments or see your doctor to have the warts removed.

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