Warts / Warts

Warts (Verruca pedis) are a contagious skin lesions that are caused by the Human Papilloma Virus.

  • what are warts?

    The virus can be spread when the outer protective layer is broken, such as by minor trauma. Established warts have a rough cauliflower-like appearance and will sometimes have little black dots. Warts on the feet can often make everyday activities uncomfortable because they press inwards on the sensitive nerves of the skin.

  • How can a podiatrist help?

    Podiatrists are able to help provide treatment to help eliminate the wart tissue with the following options:

    • Debriding wart tissue to help reduce the size
    • freezing of the wart tissue with liquid nitrogen
    • application of salicylic acid
    • offloading affected areas to help reduce pain from everyday activity
  • Tips to help prevent from catching or spreading warts
    • Avoid walking barefoot in communal areas, such as changing rooms
    • Keep feet dry and clean as possible
    • Change socks daily
    • Avoid direct contact with warts
    • Check feet on a regular basis to ensure no changes in your skin
    • Visit a podiatrist if you notice any lumps or abnormalities in your skin
  • what are warts?

    The virus can be spread when the outer protective layer is broken, such as by minor trauma. Established warts have a rough cauliflower-like appearance and will sometimes have little black dots. Warts on the feet can often make everyday activities uncomfortable because they press inwards on the sensitive nerves of the skin.

  • How can a podiatrist help?

    Podiatrists are able to help provide treatment to help eliminate the wart tissue with the following options:

    • Debriding wart tissue to help reduce the size
    • freezing of the wart tissue with liquid nitrogen
    • application of salicylic acid
    • offloading affected areas to help reduce pain from everyday activity
  • Tips to help prevent from catching or spreading warts
    • Avoid walking barefoot in communal areas, such as changing rooms
    • Keep feet dry and clean as possible
    • Change socks daily
    • Avoid direct contact with warts
    • Check feet on a regular basis to ensure no changes in your skin
    • Visit a podiatrist if you notice any lumps or abnormalities in your skin

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