Warts are growths of skin commonly found on the soles of the feet that are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). These types of warts often appear as a raised light brown or flesh colored skin lesion. They contain small black dots throughout the affected skin from small blocked capillaries. Warts are contagious and are caused from direct contact from a person or object that has the virus. These warts can spread to other parts of your body as well.

So how are warts treated?

There are a variety of treatment methods available today for the treatment of plantar warts including topical liquid and acid pastes. The use of liquid nitrogen can cause a wart to freeze and eventually fall off as well. Canthardin is also available in the office, which causes a blister for those chronic warts that have been resistant to more conservative treatments. Sometimes minor surgery may have to be used to completely destroy the virus at the base with electrocautery. Call and speak with the friendly staff at Dr. Frenchman’s office to have your plantar warts removed.