Why Does My Plantar Wart Keep Coming Back?
Warts. Just hearing the word can make a lot of Frisco men and women cringe. They’re not fun, not to mention, they’re gross. No one likes dealing with warts of any kind, but plantar warts can be especially frustrating and aggressive. Plantar warts can happen to anyone in Frisco, but they most often affect children and teenagers, people with weakened immune systems, people who have had them before, and people who walk barefoot in high-trafficked, public areas like locker rooms or swimming pool decks. If you have developed plantar warts, call RNV Podiatry today to make an appointment with Dr. Verville. She will be able to fully examine your feet and determine whether or not you are truly suffering from plantar warts, or if it is another form of wart.
The 411 On Plantar Warts
Plantar warts are small growths that appear on the feet, usually on the heels or balls of the feet. These warts are more susceptible to growing inward and having a hard, thick layer of skin covering them.
Warts are caused by a virus, but plantar warts are specifically caused by HPV. This virus can enter the body through small cuts or scrapes on the bottom of Frisco men and women’s feet. Typically, plantar warts do not pose a serious health concern for those who have them, and often even resolve on their own; however, if they do not go away, you should see Dr. Verville to find out how you should treat your specific case of plantar warts, or if you should have them removed.
How To Know If You Are Suffering From Plantar Warts
You will know if you have plantar warts if you experience any of the following symptoms:
- A small, fleshy, rough, grainy growth on the bottom of your foot
- A callus over a spot on the skin of the foot where the wart has grown inward
- Black pinpoints, commonly referred to as wart seeds, but which are actually small, clotted vessels
- A growth on the foot that is different from the normal lines and ridges of your foot
- Pain or tenderness when putting pressure on the growth
Why Do Plantar Warts Return?
Oftentimes, patients find that their plantar warts return even after they have been treated. So, clearly, people want to know how this happens, and why. Well, regardless of the treatment used, a cure is not guaranteed for plantar warts. The truth is that they can reappear at any time. Sometimes, plantar warts require several rounds of treatment and will only be remedied if you strictly follow the recommendations of Dr. Verville.
If your plantar warts return, it means that HPV is still present in your body and that it is growing. Don’t let this alarm you, though. The type of HPV that leads to plantar warts is very mild and causes few problems. However, you should avoid scratching your plantar warts, as blood that comes from them can cause new warts to appear in the area it touches. You can also spread plantar warts to other parts of the body by touching it and them touching your skin in another area, so be sure to wash your hands well after treating your warts.
Call Dr. Verville’s Frisco Office Today
Don’t let your case of plantar warts continue to cause you pain and frustration. If you’re in the Frisco area, call RNV Podiatry today to book an appointment with Dr. Verville. She will be able to effectively treat your plantar warts and help you get rid of them as quickly as possible.
You can reach her office by calling (214) 385-8822.