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Warts

General

Warts - are benign growths on the skin or mucous membranes. Warts that appear on the soles of the feet are called plantar or horny. Plantar warts often disappear on their own, but sometimes it can remain in place for several years, or occasionally disappear and reappear.<

The cause of warts

Infection of the skin by the human papillomavirus. The virus replicates particularly active in damp areas (eg, public baths, showers, locker rooms, etc.)

Symptoms

Warts appear as rough prominent nodules on the skin, which may be single, or in the form of clusters. Plantar warts are usually flat and dense because of the strong pressure.

It is recommended to consult a doctor if the plantar wart is causing pain, discomfort and interfere with walking, you need to see a doctor.

Complications

The spread of warts on other parts of the body.

What you can do?

Do not cut or tear off the warts, as this is likely to only increase the spread of the virus, and the wart will appear on the site again. Should consult your doctor before taking the money of the wart for local use. Be sure to consult a doctor if the wart began to hurt and cause discomfort.

What can a doctor?

The doctor may remove a wart using cryosurgery (using liquid nitrogen), cauterization acid, electricity or laser.

Preventative measures

Avoid direct contact with a person suffering from warts. Never wear someone else's shoes, socks, etc., especially people with plantar warts.
Do not walk barefoot in a public shower, bath, dressing room, in the pool.

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