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Ways to Treat Plantar Warts

By Edited Feb 26, 2014 0 0

Natural resolution of warts

Plantar Warts begin when the skin is inoculated with the HPV virus. Scraping of the skin on the sole of the foot occurs as a result of barefoot walking. If the virus can enter the skin it will reproduce itself causing a Plantar Wart.

The type of presentation depends on the strain of the HPV that causes the condition, the warts may be individual warts which are more often than not more painful or mosaic which can spread over the plantar surface of the foot. Different strains of the HPV virus result in different presentations one type forms groups of tiny lesions that merge to become one large wart called a mosaic wwart these can be tricky to treat. The earlier a patient starts treatment the better the outcome and also this reduces the spread of the wart. The more perspiration found on one's feet the higher probability the wart has of spreading changing sox can help reduce the spread.

Ways to treat Plantar Warts

There are numerous types of treatments available however most have mediocre results. Some of the available treatments include acids and pastes, Duct tape or things like banana skins. Another treatment scheme for plantar warts is using liquid nitrogen to freeze the actual plantar wart then allowing it to soften and then it is refrozen numerous times, however this method is quite painful and children tend to not cope well. The cures resulting from this are small. Removal of a plantar wart is a dependable method of obliteration; notwithstanding it does necessitate a degree of pain to the patient which can last in more of two weeks but generally less than a month.

A method that is fairly new to treat plantar warts, is the use of a laser which resolves in far less post-operative pain. Following treatment the patient will develop a little cherry-red blister which will ultimately dry and slough off thus removing the wart. It is usually noted by patients that, after they receive the laser intervention they feel slight discomfort up to 3 days after the intervention.

Natural resolution of warts:

Warts will sometimes go away with no form of intervention, nonetheless we find this occurs far more often with children than with adults a proper appraisal must be done before relying on this. Ignoring plantar warts may result in a much bigger problem to treat as warts grow in size we often see patients that knew they had one wart which they neglected, by the time they sought intervention they had seven or eight warts which made what would have been a comparatively straight forward treatment a much more difficult procedure not to mention more painful for the patient.

Risk factors comprise paring ones own wart particularly rubbing it with things like pumis stones, this can distribute the wart into surrounding tissues. Walking barefoot on the non-slip surface that surrounds pools can cause micro abrasions to the epidermis of the foot allowing the HPV virus to enter and infect the skin. Direct touch with other peoples warts should be avoided at all costs.

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