Removing a plantar wart is much easier today than it was 10 years ago. In fact, there are several over the counter products which are affordable and effective for removing those embarrassing warts on your feet.
Plantar warts are warts that develop on the sole of the foot. While freezing warts on other areas of your body can be painful and inconvenient, it hurts much less too freeze a plantar wart because of its location. The skin on the sole of your feet is usually more coarse and rough than the skin on your fingertips or genitals. Accordingly, this type of tough and coarse skin absorbs the freezing sensation and is less sensitive than other types of skin.
Be advised that plantar wart freezing medications are usually considered flammable and should be used with extreme caution. Although some warts are abnormally stubborn and resistant to treatments, often time’s plantar warts will disappear completely about 7 days after freezing them. Although freezing plantar warts is considered to be safe and helpful, it is important to remember that you have many other treatment options that are less painful.
There are many topical solutions on the market today designed for painlessly removing the warts on your foot. Many of these products contain the active ingredient salicylic acid. This type of acid has been proven to deteriorate the warts and dead skin both on your feet and hands.
You can prevent plantar warts from developing in the future by following some general rules of thumb. For instance, you should avoid walking barefoot in public locker rooms or restrooms. Also avoid sharing someone else’s shoes or socks regardless of whether or not they show signs of plantar warts. Many times people who carry the hpv virus (cause of plantar warts) show no symptoms. These types of people can still spread the virus to you just as easily as someone who obviously has warts all over their feet.