Dornwarzen erklärt

Plantar warts (med. Verrucae pedis ) are warts that only occur on the feet. [1] Like common warts, warts are actually harmless and often disappear by themselves. But they can also be painful if they are pressed with pressure while running into the skin. [2] Also affected, these warts because of their appearance often uncomfortable and they want it so get rid of as quickly as possible.

In this article you will learn how to look, how to treat them and how to prevent them.

How do thorn warts develop?

Like all warts, they are triggered by a virus that gets into the skin through injury. Sometimes it takes several months after the infection to form plantar warts. The virus is especially good at developing in a warm and humid environment. Often you can find the virus in swimming pools or saunas. But even the shower at home can be affected. Caution is also required for group activities that are performed barefoot. Here, too, the virus can spread very well.

What do the warts look like?

Plantar warts are small, round outgrowths under the sole of the foot. [3] They are white and often have a black dot on the surface. Plantar warts are rather flat. [4]

How can I treat my plantar warts?

As with common warts, you can remove plantar warts with Scholl's wart remover Freeze. In this method, the wart is frozen and should fall within 10 to 14 days. The skin of the wart is then replaced by healthy skin. [5]

Other methods such as salicylic acid or chemical agents may also be successful in removing warts. These methods are explained in more detail in our article on warts. Laser therapy, on the other hand, is rarely used, but is also known for its efficacy. [6]



Protect yourself

You can not completely eliminate the risk of contracting the triggering virus, but you can minimize it with a few precautions.

As with common warts, do not share towels, socks or shoes with the affected person. You should also keep your feet dry and regularly change your socks. Do not try to scratch the plantar wart to prevent warts from forming elsewhere on the body. Avoid contact with affected areas in other people. [7]

If you are barefoot, wash your feet with a disinfectant soap. [8th]