Treatment of Warts on the Foot - Serving the Greater Pittsburgh Area
PLANTAR WART DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT CRANBERRY TWP
Warts on the Foot – At Beaver Valley Foot Clinic we offer Laser wart removal which is a kid friendly alternative to painful scarier options. Laser treatment for warts is well tolerated by even very small children (and big babies!). Combined with special acid to treat warts.
If you want the wart removed immediately, this can be done on your first visit to the office. We don’t diagnose you at the first visit and tell you to come back later for treatment like some places! We can accomplish everything at one sitting. Depending on your upcoming vacation plans, sporting events, or work activities we are, however, more than happy to schedule the excision of the wart at a time that fits better into your schedule.
There are also very gentle topical medicines to treat multiple wart clusters (mosaic warts) on the foot for the very squeamish. these are applied with a cotton tip applicator and are gentle enough for even the smallest children or biggest babies!
OTC wart medicines rarely work on plantars’ warts, which are a different strain than those found on fingers or elbows. The skin is very different. Our acids are very different from drugstore medicines and are designed for the treatment of foot warts in strengths that only a Doctor can apply. That includes plantar wart medicine from grocery stores, plantar wart home remedy solutions like Clorox or apple cider vinegar, or the ever famous plantar wart duct tape treatment. Most of these merely delay real treatment from a Podiatrist allowing the warts to spread and multiple into mosaic warts, plantar warts cancer. You may ask are plantar warts contagious? Yes, very! Check the feet of all children in the house. Soon you will become a pro at spotting them earlier and smaller- making removal much less painful and easier!
Plantar warts hpv are caused by the Human Papillomavirus which has many different strains. This is the same virus that causes genital warts but it is a completely different strain.
Some common questions about this virus are:
- Are plantar warts on feet contagious? Yes they are contagious but not very contagious, especially prone are young children, teenagers, pregnant women and people over 65 yo. It likes moist environments like gyms or hotel bathrooms. Dry intact skin is a good barrier, so keeping feet covered and free of blisters and scratches are important. If your feet sweat a lot, that increases your chances of getting plantar warts.
- What is human papillomavirus? It’s the cause of hundreds of different kinds of warts all over the body.
- Can you get plantar warts on your toes? We see hundreds of plantar warts on toes every week.
- Can you get genital warts from a wart on your hand? No, these are two different strains. There are hundreds of different Human Papillomaviruses , but each prefers different skin. A foot or hand wart can’t spread to genitals and genital warts can not spread to hands or feet.