Question: What happens if you leave a wart on your foot?

Most warts will persist for one to two years if they are left untreated. Eventually, the body will recognize the virus and fight it off, causing the wart to disappear. While they remain, however, warts can spread very easily when people pick at them or when they are on the hands, feet or face.

Is it bad to have warts on your feet?

Plantar warts arent inherently harmful, but they may cause some irritation or pain, or some minor bleeding. Plantar warts become a medical problem if they cause you pain, because that could make you shift the way you stand and walk, leading to complications with your body mechanics.

Do foot warts eventually go away?

Most plantar warts are harmless and go away without treatment, though it may take a year or two. If your warts are painful or spreading, you may want to try treating them with over-the-counter (nonprescription) medications or home remedies.

Can I ignore a plantar wart?

Calluses formed by the bodys attempt to prevent spread of warts can also cause pain when walking. Plantar warts are harmless and may go away even without treatment, but in many cases they are too painful to ignore.

Can Foot warts become cancerous?

Common warts never turn cancerous. They may bleed if injured. Since warts are caused by a virus (e.g., human papilloma virus), they are contagious.

How did I get a wart on my foot?

Plantar warts are caused by an infection with HPV in the outer layer of skin on the soles of your feet. They develop when the virus enters your body through tiny cuts, breaks or other weak spots on the bottoms of your feet. HPV is very common, and more than 100 kinds of the virus exist.

Is it bad to walk on plantar warts?

Plantar warts can change the way you walk Plantar warts can be painful. Allowing a foot wart to linger untreated means continued discomfort and pain with every step you take. Because foot warts form on the sole of the foot, its natural to compensate for the pain by walking differently to reduce your discomfort.

Does a wart on my foot mean I have HPV?

Cause of Foot Warts Plantar warts are caused by HPV or Human Papillomavirus. This particular virus may enter your body through breaks or tiny cuts on the bottom of your feet.

Do I have HPV if I have a wart on my foot?

Plantar warts are caused by an infection with HPV in the outer layer of skin on the soles of your feet. They develop when the virus enters your body through tiny cuts, breaks or other weak spots on the bottoms of your feet. HPV is very common, and more than 100 kinds of the virus exist.

Why did I get warts on my feet?

Plantar warts are caused by an infection with HPV in the outer layer of skin on the soles of your feet. They develop when the virus enters your body through tiny cuts, breaks or other weak spots on the bottoms of your feet. HPV is very common, and more than 100 kinds of the virus exist.

Is plantar warts an STD?

The most common STD. (Other types of HPV cause common warts like hand warts and plantar warts on the feet — but these arent sexually transmitted.) Genital HPV infections are very, very common. In fact, most people who have sex get the HPV at some point in their lives.

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