Planter wart symptoms, causes and remedies

What is a Planter wart

A commonly asked question we receive is: what are planters warts? Planter’s wart refers to benign lesions that form on the bottom of the skin on the feet sole. They are usually difficult to treat and tend to reappear without any warning signs. People who suffer from planters warts are extremely painful due to the fact that they grow inwards instead of outwards thereby putting lots of pressure on the foot.

Plantar warts is not cancerous but is essentially caused by human papiloma virus that penetrates a broken skin on the sole of the feet. The virus strives more in warm moist environments like swimming pools and locker rooms. It is spread through communal areas that people share like bathing area or dormitory.

It manifests itself as a rough spongy surface with small clotted blood vessels that usually look like dark dots or spots. The wart infests itself more into the skin and a small portion outside and can develop more into a cluster of more warts. If not treated early it can cause severe pain leading to inhibition of movement.

Plantar wart Symptoms

 This condition often appear as a bump with rough surface with tiny blood vessels growing into the core of the wart to supply it with blood vessels, the capillaries usually appear as dark dots  i.e. seeds on the warts centre. To Avoid plantar warts virus it is usually a good practise to wear footwear in public pools or when using locker rooms or public showers.

Pain in the sole of the feet when walking or standing caused by excessive pressure on the wart may be usually attributed to planter warts. Some people mistake the tiny black dots of Planters wart as roots or dry seeds. If you squeeze the lesion in your feet as if you are pinching and you feel lots of pain then you can be sure that it is plantars wart.

planters warts on feet

 What causes plantar warts

Exposure to human papiloma virus is mostly attributed to the spread of Planter wart in many people. The virus is mostly found in crowded areas that has warm environment perfect for the growth of the virus. This includes things like showers lockers and swimming pools. The virus can access the skin through direct contact

This condition of the feet can also be caused by excessive skin trauma that makes it highly vulnerable for the development of the lesions. Weakened immune systems caused by certain medications can also be one of the risk factors for the development of Planters wart

How to remove planters warts on feet

Hot water has with time been found to be one of the best and most effective home remedies for plantar warts. In this case one is usually advised to soak the feet in hot water for between 5 and 10 minutes to soften the tissues where the warts might have implanted themselves. You can use an abrasive material like pumice or obsidian rock to scrub out the warts. Performed on regularly will ensure the warts are stroke out of the feet.

Applying of banana peels on the sole of the feet is one of the other conventional natural remedies for plantar warts. Fasten the banana peel on the sole of the feet with a tape or rubber and only replace the peel when it dries up , 2-4 days the warts will show signs of clearing up.  Rubbing garlic on the part that is infected with planters wart is another effective home remedy.

Another good way on how to get rid of planters warts is by using an Asprin tablet. An asprin tablet eliminate Plantars wart with high rates of success. In this case you will not need to ingest the tablets . You will only need to fasten the tablets around the wart for some time.

Prevention in the first place is the best cure if you suffer from a Planters wart virus. Walking with open shoes in places where the virus strives well should  be avoided. This is especially so in humid and hot areas. Sharing of shoes or any footwear should also be avoided at all cost. If you have a wound or a lesion it will be appropriate to avoid public showers and various places where you have to walk on barefoot.