A wart is caused by a virus and only infects the outer layer of the skin. A wart on the bottom of your foot may appear as a rough and scaly area of skin with tiny dark spots. Warts when irritated can become painful. You can get warts by walking barefoot at the park, the beach, the swimming pool, public bathrooms and changing rooms.
There are many ways to treat warts including applying topical medication, cryotherapy, surgical removal and laser surgery. In addition, having good feet hygiene is important for preventing the spread of warts to other areas of the feet and household members such as daily changing of socks, having a separate foot towel, wearing indoor shoes and routine cleaning the insides of shoes and the shower. Over-the-counter treatments are available however improper use can lead to further complications.
If you are having problems with warts on your feet, you can contact us at 416-299-1508.