A wart on the foot


What are warts?

Warts appear at all ages, and are most common in childhood. It is a viral infection of the skin caused by the human papilloma virus (HPV). More than 150 types have been identified, so an effective remedy is hard to find. There are several types of warts, and the type of virus dictates the size and shape of the wart.

In pedicure, we most often encounter warts on the foot , the so-called plantar wart (verucae plantares), which is aligned with the skin and grows inward. We will most likely encounter it on the most stressed part of the foot, which in many cases causes difficulty walking and pain.

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How do we get rid of it as quickly and painlessly as possible?

There are many ways to get rid of them. One of the methods is also to ignore them and according to some data , more than 50% of them disappear on their own after two years . However, if the warts are painful and make it difficult to walk, we need to take action! To begin with, a less aggressive method is recommended – the use of local means . Acid preparations should be used under supervision, as it is a rather aggressive method that can also cause a wound. How quickly it can happen that inflammation occurs, the wound does not heal or. a scar forms on the spot. The latter can make walking difficult for up to several years.

For plantar warts, we therefore advise local thinning of excessively horny skin under the professional supervision of an experienced pedicurist. In this way, the area will be ready for a faster transfer of local resources, which will work where it needs to.

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You can also opt for remediation by freezing so-called cryotherapy. At PEDICARE, we use advanced CO2 freezing technology – ACCURETT, which is a fast, painless and, above all, very effective method of remediation. The therapy is also suitable for children.

ACCURETT is an ideal, high-performance cryosurgical device for superficial lesions such as superficial viral warts, pigment leaves or age spots. It works with the help of carbon dioxide (CO2), which ensures the so-called “soft freezing”, ie a milder treatment that is sufficient to freeze surface lesions, with faster healing. The applicator has a specially designed tip, which allows us to very accurately treat only infected tissue and thus not affect healthy skin. By freezing or. cryotherapy causes the cells of the upper layer of the skin to be destroyed locally. Due to the injury, greater blood flow occurs at the site and thus the body helps to form / regenerate new tissue, healthy skin. Importantly, no pain is expected with this method of freezing.

  • take care of increased hygiene as HPV infection is contagious. Moist skin allows the virus to spread quickly
  • wash the treated area daily with lukewarm running water, using mild liquid soap if necessary. Use a dedicated towel only for this area and dry it well. You can also use a hair dryer if needed
  • if your pedicurist has suggested that you use a particular product for better healing, apply it according to the instructions
  • if the rehabilitated place hurts, relieve the area or wear very comfortable footwear
  • Do not exfoliate excessively horny skin at the site of the wart, so as not to spread the infection to other areas or even develop a scar on the site.
  • if the pedicurist has ordered you for a check-up or further rehabilitation, make sure that you also attend the appointment.

Rehabilitation of the area will probably need to be repeated several times, depending on the depth and stubbornness of each wart. Our experience shows that perseverance pays off.