Warts on the feet or as they are known "Plantar Warts" by medical name:
1. Plantar warts come on the soles of the feet.
2. Infection can come from walking with wet, bare feet on places such as school change rooms
3. Plantar warts can be quite painful because they are being trodden on all the time and cannot grow on the surface of the skin inwards.
These warts are contagious and here are things that you can do to protect yourself:
- Don't pick or scratch the warts - you cannot scratch them off, and scratching might spread them to other parts of your body.
- Keep your hands clean, but do not wash them too often. Washing your hands will not get either.
- Don't share other people's sports shoes or gloves.
- Wear sandals or thongs around public pool areas and public shower.
There are various wart paints or plasters available from pharmacys.
Your Doctor may be able to burn off the plantar warts with LIQUID NITROGEN, or an electric needle (uses local anaesthetic for this )
Another thing that people sometimes use is plants or herbs such as DANDELIONS, these may contain chemicals in them to destroy the warts
I hope this can help with your question. I had several of these warts growing up as a young schoolgirl, so I can tell you from personal experience that they are very painful and what I have said here is fact. Good Luck BB