What Causes Foot Warts?

What Causes Foot Warts?

It’s important to be able to understand what causes warts so that you can avoid and prevent warts from happening. Dr. Allan Rosenthal at Advanced Foot Care Center in Ridgefield, CT, can explain what causes warts and how they can be dealt with.

What Causes Warts?

While warts are benign and don’t typically cause pain, they can be frustrating to deal with. Warts can easily spread, and they can be difficult to get rid of. It’s important to talk to your podiatrist in Ridgefield, CT, to understand how to avoid the causes of warts in the first place or how to identify if you might have come in contact with a direct cause and how you can treat your warts as soon as possible.

Warts are typically caused by an infection with the human papillomavirus, or HPV. This virus tends to cause an excess of keratin. Keratin is a hard protein that develops in the top layer of skin, causing the rough and hard texture of a wart. Warts are spread through skin-to-skin contact and are very contagious.

Warts can typically disappear on their own, but that can take months or even years. Your podiatrist can prescribe medication to slowly remove the wart and free your skin from the contagious issue. Warts can also be frozen off and the top layer of skin around it will be removed. Dr. Rosenthal can also use a CO2 Laser to remove warts.

Contact Our Podiatrist Today

Find out if you’re dealing with warts. Contact Dr. Rosenthal at Advanced Foot Care Center in Ridgefield, CT, to learn about the causes of warts and if you might have come in contact with a wart recently. Call for more information today at (203) 431-0048.

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Advanced Foot Care Center

Ridgefield, CT Podiatrist
Advanced Foot Care Center30 Prospect St Ste 400
Ridgefield, CT 06877
(203) 431-0048
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