wikiHow is where trusted research and expert knowledge come together. Let’s learn more about what these warts can do and how important it is to get them looked at. Place it on the sole of your feet (a piece large enough to fully cover any and all warts), and leave it on for six days. Sometimes, it is unclear whether you truly have a wart, or if you just have an abrasion caused by something else. If your feet get itchy during the day, switch out your socks during lunch. This article has been viewed 167,096 times. Yes it's definitely possible. In some cases, the case of plantar warts can continue and worsen. Plantar warts can be painful, annoying and embarrassing, so knowing how to treat warts on your feet can alleviate pain, discomfort and the social stigma that come along with the condition. They are also one of the most used. Dr. Cheung specializes in all aspects of foot and ankle care, including complex reconstruction. Otherwise, you can wait for it to go away on its own. Dr. Catherine Cheung is a board certified Podiatrist based in San Francisco, California. Warts that appear on the feet are called Plantar warts and although they mostly remain unnoticeable, they can cause discomfort as they get larger. Plantar warts are caused by an infection with HPV in the outer layer of skin on the soles of your feet. Mix garlic with manuka honey, and spread it on the wart, placing a bandage over it. They develop when the virus enters your body through tiny cuts, breaks or other weak spots on the bottoms of your feet.HPV is very common, and more than 100 kinds of the virus exist. Wear breathable socks and stay away from nylon. These are just some of the main signs to look out for when you are dealing with plantar warts. Other types of HPV are more likely to cause warts on other areas of your skin or on mucous membranes. If it falls off before then, replace it with a new piece of duct tape sooner rather than later as the goal is to keep the warts covered for a full six days. However, older children and adults tend to have no problem with it. If the wart isn't gone the next day, repeat. Simply contact us online or give us a call at (310) 579-2080. The silver duct tape available at most home improvement stores is better than the clear type, for the reason that it tends to stick better to the soles of the feet. Know that there is the possibility with this treatment (for people with darker skin) to have some depigmentation (lightening of the skin) in the area of treatment. This article was co-authored by Catherine Cheung, DPM. Note that for people with "neuropathy" (medical conditions that relate to damage to their nerves), it is not advisable to use salicylic acid. It will be painful and could result in infection. Dr. Catherine Cheung is a board certified Podiatrist based in San Francisco, California. Warts may take up to six months to appear on the sole of the foot after exposure to the virus, so it can be difficult to trace back to the precipitating event. The most common types of foot warts are plantar warts. They are also more common in people whose immune systems are compromised for other reasons, such as people with chronic skin conditions such as eczema, or people with organ transplants or HIV/AIDS. Platelet Rich Plasma Injection Treatsments. Remember that if you have chronic skin conditions, nerve or circulation troubles, or medical conditions that otherwise weaken your immune system, you should always consult your physician before attempting treatment of any sort (home treatment or prescription). They are specifically located on the sole of the foot. What Causes Pain in the Back of the Heel? There are some additional symptoms that can develop when plantar warts become serious. {"smallUrl":"https:\/\/www.wikihow.com\/images\/thumb\/e\/e8\/Treat-Warts-on-Your-Feet-Step-1-Version-2.jpg\/v4-460px-Treat-Warts-on-Your-Feet-Step-1-Version-2.jpg","bigUrl":"\/images\/thumb\/e\/e8\/Treat-Warts-on-Your-Feet-Step-1-Version-2.jpg\/aid1192462-v4-728px-Treat-Warts-on-Your-Feet-Step-1-Version-2.jpg","smallWidth":460,"smallHeight":345,"bigWidth":"728","bigHeight":"546","licensing":"

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