Why am I growing warts on my feet?

Why am I growing warts on my feet?

Plantar warts are caused by an infection with HPV in the outer layer of skin on the soles of the feet. The warts develop when the virus enters through tiny cuts, breaks or weak spots on the bottom of the foot. If left untreated, warts can last from a few months to 2 years in children, and several years in in adults.

How do you get rid of warts on your feet fast?


  1. Freezing medicine (cryotherapy). Cryotherapy is done in a clinic and involves applying liquid nitrogen to the wart, either with a spray or a cotton swab.
  2. Stronger peeling medicine (salicylic acid). Prescription-strength wart medications with salicylic acid work by removing a wart a layer at a time.

Why am I suddenly getting so many warts?

Warts are caused by an infection with the human papilloma virus (HPV). The virus causes an excess amount of keratin, a hard protein, to develop in the top skin layer (epidermis). The extra keratin produces the rough, hard texture of a wart. Read more about the causes of warts.

Are warts contagious on feet?

Are warts contagious? Yes, plantar warts can and do spread within households from direct contact. This is because the type of virus that causes warts in the feet specifically, called HPV (human papillomavirus), is a contagious virus that thrives in warm and moist places – like your shower or if sharing a pair of shoes.

Are warts on your feet contagious?

What is the seed in a wart?

Sometimes corns or calluses are mistaken for a palmar or plantar wart. In some warts, little black dots appear, leading people to call them “seed” warts. Actually the black dots are little blood vessels that have grown up into the wart.

What happens to a wart if left untreated?

Most warts will persist for one to two years if they are left untreated. Eventually, the body will recognize the virus and fight it off, causing the wart to disappear. While they remain, however, warts can spread very easily when people pick at them or when they are on the hands, feet or face.

How did I get HPV on my foot?

The many faces of HPV Luckily, the strain that leads to plantar warts isn’t dangerous, but the infection can be stubborn and uncomfortable. Most people pick up this type of infection because of direct contact with the virus, which prefers warm, moist environments, like public swimming areas or showers.