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The 6 Truths About Plantar Warts

  1. Warts are the most common viral infection of the skin. 7 – 10% of the general population are affected
  2. Plantar Warts are a symptom of the Human Papillomavirus (HPV-1; HPV-2; HPV-4). This virus can appear out of nowhere and be painful depending on where on the foot it is located
  3. Warts are a virus that is transmissible from person-to-person. Walking barefoot in a public shower, public swimming pool or wearing an old shoe are common places where wart lives
  4. Children and teens account for the majority of plantar wart cases
  5. Those who have already had the virus may develop more after they heal
  6. Warts more often than not do not go away on their own.
Author
Garrett Kalmar, DPM, AACFAS

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