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Plantar Warts

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Plantar warts are warts that develop on the soles or bottomof the feet (the planter surface). Regualr activities includingstanding and walking tend to force any planter warts  into the skin, and the pressure then makes the feet very painful. Like all warts, they are harmless and may go away even without treatment, but in many cases they are too painful to ignore and treatment is neccessary..

Deciding how to treat your plantar wart may depend on your ability to tolerate the pain that the various treatments can inflict. Folk remedies for treating warts abound, and there is no single treatment that works every time. Conventional treatment focuses on removal, while alternative approaches emphasize gradual remission. Whatever you do, do not try to cut off a plantar wart yourself, because you may injure yourself. Plantar warts that grow together in a cluster are known as mosaic warts Read more about plantar .

 

Reviewed on February 26, 2014

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