Identifying and Treating Plantar Warts

35378761 Callus Or Plantar Wart Under Foot, Rear ViewSometimes foot problems can be misidentified causing the wrong treatment to be applied. Plantar warts are one such issue. Often taken for corns or calluses, a plantar wart is a small growth that appears on the heel or other weight-bearing surfaces of your feet.  Plantar warts are caused by the HPV virus or human papillomavirus that enters through cracks in your feet. Signs of a…

How Did My Child Get Plantar Warts?

83101547 S Corn Callus Wart Foot PainAs children learn to share with their siblings and friends, they can get good at sharing a lot of things – including germs. This includes everything from the common cold to fungal and viral skin infections, like – you guessed it – warts. The virus that causes warts only needs is a small opening in the skin, such as a scratch or cut. Then, warts…