Viral warts are caused by, as their name suggests, viral infections. Specifically, human papillomavirus (HPV), a very common virus. There are more than 70 subtypes of HPV which cause specific types of infections.
While warts on the face and hands can project outwards, those which occur on the bottom of the foot are flattened by pressure from walking and are covered with hard skin. These warts can become very large and quickly spread to others, so starting treatment early is essential.
Unfortunately, as there is currently no effective anti-viral drug for warts, most treatments are aimed at destroying the affected area instead. At Family Podiatry Centre, we offer: