Plantar warts, also known as verrucae plantaris, are benign papilloma’s of the plantar aspect of the feet and are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). Plantar warts can be painful due to endophytic papules that deeply penetrate the foot with depression in the center.
Avoid attempting to remove a plantar wart yourself at all costs since you risk harming yourself and the warts spreading if you make an incision in your skin.
Many coalesced warts under the foot may form a tile-like pattern known as mosaic warts. There are more than a hundred strains of the human papillomavirus HPV. The most common strains of HPV present on the foot are 1,2,4,10,27 and 57. The incidence of warts per year is 14%.
The main trigger factors of warts are exposure to the virus, cut or damaged skin, and inadequate immune response to the infection. Plantar warts are common and affect children & adults. It can lead to pain, embarrassment and may cause cancer in rare cases.
Plantar Wart Removal
Many treatment options are available to increase your chance of getting rid of plantar warts faster, we will show you the 9 most popular options. Warts under the surface of feet are difficult to treat because they are pushed inward and may be painful. The infection may spread to other tissues even after the successful treatment.
1. Salicylic Acid Peeling Solution
Salicylic acid is known as the first-line treatment of plantar warts. It is the only treatment approved by the Food and Drug Administration FDA. Given that there are no adverse effects, kids may benefit from this approach. It works by peeling the skin of warts. It also stimulates your immune system’s ability to fight the infection.
The salicylic acid solution is applied to the wart many times a day for weeks. The salicylic acid solution forms a thin layer over the surface of warts. The coating is removed, and then the solution is again applied. According to a study, the salicylic acid solution has proved an effective treatment for 40% of the time.
It may cause mild irritation, but salicylic acid is safe for plantar warts.