about Plantar Warts
Plantar warts which are also called Verruca occur on the sole of the foot. They can be very painful because the entire weight of the body causes pressure against the verrucas. Plantar warts are usually rough with hard calluses around the painful wart.
Plantar warts are usually rough with hard calluses around the painful wart.
The center of the wart has small pinpoint black dots, these are the small capillaries that supply blood to the wart. Scraping or using a pumice stone on the wart may cause bleeding because of these small blood vessels. OTC treatments include topical medication like salicylic acid to remove the wart.
Home remedies can be using duct tape to remove the wart, sometimes there is a benefit. These generally have little success because the wart grows into the foot, so the depth of the wart is about 1/8 inch.
Patients that have warts have an underlying problem that predisposes them, which is sweaty feet. Moisture is the environment that the wart like’s, so soaking the feet to reduce moisture can help reduce possible spread. Patients may have multiple wart’s these are superficial and are called mosaic type warts.