Does the thought of warts on feet – your precious feet – scare you? Did you suddenly notice a rough, tiny bump on your feet? Are you freaking out now? Right about now, you are probably ready to scream, “Oh, Lord, why, why me!!!” and run into the woods crying for the tragedy of your life.
Okay, I know that was an exaggeration, you wouldn’t be that hysterical and act like somebody right out of a shakesperean drama, but you are going to want to in despair over acquiring a wart. Yes, you read me right. That itsy bitsy, rough bump you see on your skin that seems so harmless is a wart.
What are Warts on Feet?
Warts are basically an elevation on the skin of your foot that is small and rough, it can resemble a cauliflower, or a hard blister.
What causes a wart?
Warts come from a human pappillomavirus but most of them are really harmless.
What are the different types of warts and their symptoms?
- Common (General) Warts- They are usually found on your fingers, around your nails They are elevations of the skin that seem to have horns and are rough. Their color can range from gray to skin-tone.
- Plantar Warts- As its name suggests, they are found at the bottom or somewhere around the feet, like the toes or heel. More often than not, they do not grow out of your skin but inside it, so it is difficult to treat it.
- Flat Warts- These are often found on the back of your hands or on your face. They usually manifests as individual bumps on your skin.
- Genital Warts- These are warts found on the female or male genitalia.
- Mosaic Warts- These are clustered plantar warts.
- Periungual Warts- These are a cluster of warts that look like a cauliflower found on your nail.
Are warts contagious?
Since warts on feet are viral, they are contagious.
How Do You Get Warts on Feet?
The only way you can protect yourself is to never touch a wart or place anything on your skin that has come in contact with somebody who has a wart. That is why you must not use personal belongings of others like towels, handkerchief and combs.
Remember, warts on feet may be harmless but they are easily spread, and they can aesthetically ruin your skin. Also, make sure that you consult your doctor about it because some warts are symptoms of cancer, detecting cancer early on can make a big difference, somewhere between life and death. So, you better be careful and make sure that you do not come in contact with warts.