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Home Remedies for Plantar Warts - Three Reasons Why You Should Remove Your Plantar Warts

May 16, 2008
Do you have plantar warts and not sure if you should remove them? Well, many people do have plantar warts and think the same thing. While plantar warts are uncomfortable, you do have options. While seeing your doctor for a correct diagnosis is recommended, you do have options to remove them on your own or sometimes you may not need to remove them. However, you very much may want to get rid of them.

Plantar warts are warts that appear on your foot. They are caused by a virus called human papilloma virus, aka HPV. Most are harmless skin growths, however, it is always best to seek the advisement of a physician to make sure they are benign. They can appear in clusters and can be very uncomfortable because of the pressure applied to them from walking.

The first reason why you want to get rid of them is they can be very painful and they can affect your day to day activities. You see the warts appear on the sole of your foot and doing something as simple as walking can be a very painful undertaking. This can be especially a problem for you if you work on your feet all day.

Another reason you want to get rid of them is that plantar warts are noticeable. I'm not talking about someone else noticing them (you'll have to have your shoes and socks off with your bare feet up on the coffee table for anyone to notice). However, I am implying you will notice them. Plantar warts can grow in size and they also grow in clusters with small warts surrounding a huge wart. Unless you're a foot model you'll most likely you won't notice what they look like on your foot. However, you will notice them with every step you take.

The last reason I would like to discuss is you want to get rid of plantar warts because they have the potential to be contagious. Meaning they can transfer between people. You can catch them from direct or indirect contact. It doesn't always happen but it can. Some people are more susceptible to the HPV virus than others. So you may pass the virus to people you don't know or worse yet to people you love and care about. However, it's really a no win situation because plantar warts grow inward because of the pressure applied to them while you walk. So you may not notice you have them all ready. So you could be spreading the virus without even knowing it.

The good news is you have many plantar warts treatment options available to you. Your primary physician can help you with removing the warts. However, if you are concerned with costs, you can treat the plantar warts effectively on your own. You can purchase over the counter wart removal products or try a home remedy to remove them. Over the counter products will work but they are evasive on your skin and may attack the HPV virus effectively. However, there are home remedies that do get rid of the wart and help attack the virus.

There are a number of home remedies available for naturally removing them and some of them require the use of ingredients that you have in your home all ready. Also using a natural method to remove the warts will not harm your skin and may not cause scarring. Finally, most home remedies are more comfortable to apply than the over the counter methods.

While it's your decision to remove the plantar warts, using a natural method will help you get rid of the warts a little easier. Also, since they are so uncomfortable or can be downright painful, making the decision and effort to get rid of plantar warts should be a no brainer.

Disclaimer: This article is for informational purposes only. The information in this article is not a substitute for specific medical advice. It is recommended you seek a physician for medical advisement.
About the Author
Searching for home remedies plantar warts? According to the book No More Moles, Warts, or Skin Tags, you can actually make use of simple ingredients outlined in the book to remove plantar warts without all the pain. Read our review at: http://www.betterwartremoval.com/no-more-moles-warts-or-skin-tags-review.shtml.
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