Plantar wart treatment in Montreal

What is a wart?

Warts are skin lesions due to infection with the human papilloma virus.

How are they transmitted?

They are contagious and are commonly transmitted in wet environments (gym, swimming pool, common shower …), where you walk barefoot.
You have to know that you can transmit the virus to other members of the family by walking barefoot in the house.

Is it dangerous ?

Warts are usually non-painful, however they may become so and can also grow and multiply. That is why it is important to treat them.

However, it is strongly recommended to consult a podiatrist before any treatment so that he can make the diagnosis because other ailments can be confused with warts.

What is the treatment done by the podiatrist?

Depending on the size and number of warts, your podiatrist can advise you to use pharmacy products (such as salicylic acid for example) or, for a faster and more effective treatment, treat you with different acids available at his clinic.

The podiatrist will take into account your activities to advise you the best suited treatment to your situation.

While waiting to consult your podiatrist:
– Do not touch or scratch the lesion
– do not treat yourself what appears to be a wart
– avoid walking barefoot in order to avoid contamination
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