Plantar Wart Treatment - San Francisco Podiatrist Union Squa

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Plantar Wart Treatment - San Francisco Podiatrist Union Square CA
Dr. Bill Metaxas discusses the symptoms, causes and treatments for Plantar Warts.
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PLANTAR WART (VERRUCA PLANTARIS)

What is a Plantar Wart?
A wart is a small growth on the skin that develops when the skin is infected by a virus. Warts can develop anywhere on the foot, but typically they appear on the bottom (plantar side) of the foot. Plantar warts most commonly occur in children, adolescents, and the elderly.
There are two types of plantar warts:
• A solitary wart is a single wart. It often increases in size and may eventually multiply, forming additional satellite warts.
• Mosaic warts are a cluster of several small warts growing closely together in one area. Mosaic warts are more difficult to treat than solitary warts.
Signs and Symptoms
The signs and symptoms of a plantar wart may include:
• Thickened skin. Often a plantar wart resembles a callus because of its