Seeing a fleshy growth appear somewhere on your foot might come as an unwelcome shock at first, but plantar warts are mostly harmless. Kenneth Meisler, DPM, PLLC & Associates provides professional treatment and prevention strategies for warts in a comfortable office on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, New York City. Schedule your evaluation over the phone or online for wart care today.
Warts are a type of viral infection on the skin that cause fleshy growths to appear. If you have a wart, it’s important to be aware that the infection is contagious and can spread to other people or even other parts of your own skin if you touch the growth. Despite their unsightly appearance and their contagious nature, warts are mostly harmless. However, you might experience some pain or discomfort from a wart.
Most warts are raised and fleshy, but plantar warts, which appear on the soles of your feet, tend to be flat and flush with the rest of your skin. While plantar warts are common, you can also get warts on other parts of your feet like the tops of your toes. Kenneth Meisler, DPM, PLLC & Associates diagnoses and treats your wart with the appropriate care.
Warts are contagious, which means you probably got your wart either directly or indirectly from someone else who had one. It’s particularly common to get warts from public areas where lots of people go barefoot, such as public pools, locker rooms, and showers. The virus that causes warts thrives in such moist environments and can transfer from person to person.
You can also get a wart from touching someone else’s wart, even if you didn’t realize you did it. Shared items can spread warts too, so you should be sure to always wear your own shoes, socks, and other items that can transfer warts from someone else’s feet to your own.
At the same time, you should be increasingly cautious about the items you share with others if you have a wart.
Kenneth Meisler, DPM, PLLC & Associates provides treatments to get rid of your warts faster than they would disappear otherwise. While any wart will eventually go away on its own, it often takes months or even years to see it disappear entirely.
Your care plan for warts at Kenneth Meisler, DPM, PLLC & Associates might involve wart removal strategies and products like:
There is also a vaccine available for human papillomavirus (HPV), the virus that causes warts, which might help treat your warts too.
To find out more about treatments and procedures for warts, call Kenneth Meisler, DPM, PLLC & Associates or schedule an appointment online today.