Warts are small, usually painless growths on the skin caused by a virus. Usually they are harmless, but a plantar wart found on the sole of the feet may itch or hurt. In fact it may become extremely painful. If there are large numbers of them on the foot this may cause difficulty walking or running.
Plantar are less likely to spread from person to person than other forms of warts. However, all warts can spread from one part of your own body to another.
They will appear as rough, round, or oval lesions on the soles of the feet, flat to slightly raised, and painful to pressure.
Tea tree oil can help with the removal of them. You may apply tea tree oil alone or in a one to one ratio with myrrh, and then cover with a bandage. This softens the lesion so it can be removed with a sterile needle.
See your doctor if there are signs of an infection, which includes pus, discharge, red streaking or fever, or if there is bleeding that is not easily stopped. Also, if it doesn't respond to self-care or you have pain associated with it. If you have diabetes or a weakened immune system you should also see a doctor. Lastly, if you notice a color change or appearance change in the
you should also see a doctor.
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