Don't put up with the discomfort of warts any longer!
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What are warts?
Warts, also known as Verrucae, are a viral infection in the epidermal layers of the skin and are thought to be transmissible through direct contact or by walking barefooted in communal pools or showers. Warts may spread and grow in size to press on nerve endings in the skin to become quite painful.
Plantar Warts, are called as such because they are found on the plantar surface, (under the foot), of the foot. With pressure of the bodies weight, the warty lesion is pushed into the deeper layers of the dermis layer of the skin thus introduces nerves and blood vessels into the lesion. This is why they are so painful and can bled or have dark/blood spots in the lesion.
Often warts get confused with corns, and vice versa. So it is important to get a proper diagnosis from a Podiatrist.
How can Southport Podiatry Clinic help?
Warts are difficult to treat and finally get rid of. Often a proper diagnosis is required to determine whether it is a wart or a corn.
After diagnosis our Podiatrist may debride the lesion, commence topical treatment and/or recommend specific topical at-home treatment from your local chemist.
Treatment may be assisted by using padding around the area to relieve pressure on the lesion.
Podiatrists are experts at dealing with warts, so contact Southport Podiatry Clinic and book in with a podiatrist determine the best possible treatment for your condition.
To make an appointment with a Podiatrist at Southport Podiatry Clinic, please call us on 07 5531 3877.
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