About This Condition
What Is It?
Warts are caused by a virus that generally enters the body through small nicks or abrasions on the skin. When they occur on the soles of the feet they are known as plantar warts. Due to the amount of pressure applied to the feet during the course of a day, plantar warts can become quite painful.
Warts are often contracted by walking barefoot on dirty surfaces or ground. The virus thrives in warm, moist environments like showers, swimming pools and hot tubs.
Treatment may include a topical application of a prescription grade wart removal preparation or a currettage (scooping) of the wart may be performed followed by and application of an acid chemical, phenol. This is a minor procedure, performed in Dr. Chaudhry’s office.