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Warts keep coming back? You're not alone.

Published 29 March 2016

Caused by human papillomavirus (HPV), ugly, painful warts are sure to ruin anybody’s day – and ruin them they shall, because warts are also highly contagious. Fortunately, they can be cured.

Starting treatment for warts early is essential, because the virus will only continue to multiply while it’s in the skin, and make it harder to treat. As there are no anti-viral drugs which can be used to treat warts yet, treatments are all aimed at destroying the infected area. Clinical treatments for foot warts include freezing, electrodessication (burning) or using chemical agents to destroy the infected area. Unfortunately, warts are difficult to treat, and their recurrence rate is high as it is difficult to tell if all of the HPV infecting the area has been destroyed. However, undergoing proper clinical procedures to remove warts will greatly reduce the rate of recurrence.

One method of treatment which has worked particularly well is radiosurgery, which greatly reduces the chance of recurrence while being safe with no side effects. In fact, most patients report no pain after the procedure.

If you are suffering from foot warts, do not hesitate to contact us and book an appointment for treatment!

 
Written by Mark B. Reyneker
Written by Mark B. Reyneker

Podiatrist 20 years of clinical experience. Practiced in South Africa, Malaysia, and Singapore. Pioneered CAD/CAM custom made orthotics in S.E Asia.

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