Caused by HPV (human papilloma virus), plantars warts often appear on the bottoms of your feet, and can be painful and unsightly. We don’t recommend over-the-counter medications because they may damage healthy tissue around the wart and contribute to spreading. We may recommend one of two treatments, depending on the severity of your wart(s).
- Acid: A mild salicylic acid that’s applied topically over several applications, disintegrating viral cells and allowing healthy skin cells to replace them.
- Surgical removal: Also called curettage, this is a simple procedure performed under local anesthesia, right in our office. It may be combined with other treatments.