Plantar warts are warts that develop on plantar surfaces — that is, the soles (or bottom) of the feet. Normal standing and walking tends to force them into the skin, and the pressure causes pain to the affected area. Calluses formed by the body’s attempt to prevent spread of warts can also cause pain when walking. Plantar warts are are sometime referred to as a foot wart and are harmless and may go away even without treatment, but in many cases they are too painful to ignore. Plantar warts that grow together in a cluster are known as mosaic warts.
Foot warts can be treated by various foot wart removal procedures such as:
- Laser therapy
- Salicylic acid
- Duct tape
Home treatment for warts
Cryosurgery – This is a foot wart treatment that kills warts by means of very low temperatures. Your growth is touched by an instrument and this freezes and kills it.
Electrosurgery – This type of foot wart removal method uses electricity to burn your growth. It is touched by a needle heated by an electric current and this kills the wart’s cells.
Laser therapy is a type of foot wart treatment that uses a high-energy beam of light in order to burn your growth.
Cryosurgery, Elecrosurgery and laser therapy need to be done by a professional physician. Anesthesia may also be administered. These methods may cause scaring.
Salicylic acid – This over the counter wart removal medication has been widely used in the treatment of many type of growths. Salicylic acid irritates the growth so that the immune system gets rid of the outer layer of the skin and so of the wart itself.
Salicylic acid needs to be administered for many weeks or months for some result. It may also irritate or scare your healthy skin. Further more read the instructions carefully before using this over the counter removal medication or better still consult your physician.
Duct tape – This removal method uses a duct tape and a pumice stone to irritate your growth and so the immune system will hopefully get rid of your growth. Irritation and scarring may also occur.
Home treatment for warts – These involve various types of foot wart treatment involving ready available ingredients such as vinegar, garlic and many other ingredients.