What causes warts? How do you get rid of warts?
A wart is a growth on the skin that develops when the skin is infected by a virus. A plantar wart is a wart on the bottom of the foot. Plantar warts are caused by direct contact with the human papilloma virus (HPV). This is the same virus that causes warts on other areas of the body. Typically, the plantar wart virus is acquired in public places where people go barefoot, such as locker rooms, swimming pools, and karate classes. There are various topical or oral treatments, laser therapy, cryotherapy or freezing the wart, or surgery to remove the wart.
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