Not wearing socks while trying on new shoes at the store can sometimes have unexpected and unwelcome consequences for one’s feet. The footwear in a shoe stores’ inventories may contain bacteria, fungi, and viruses left there from others who have also worn them.
If someone leaves a lot of sweat inside a shoe they’re trying on, it could result in the growth of athlete’s foot-causing fungus, which then might spread to whoever else puts that shoe on. Shoes that have been previously tested by other customers could also contain the human papilloma virus, which can induce the growth of plantar warts.
Plantar warts can be very uncomfortable and sometimes require medication to treat. If you’re looking for medical assistance with plantar warts, talk to podiatrist Dr. Sorelis Jiménez, DPM of Foot Health Podiatry. Dr. Jiménez can address your problem with the utmost amount of professionalism and attention to detail.
About Plantar Warts
Plantar warts are found on the feet. These warts are caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV) getting into open wounds on the feet. You can recognize plantar warts by a hard bump on the foot. They are usually found on the heels or balls of the feet. Plantar warts are usually not a sign of anything dangerous but do not ignore them if they do cause pain or embarrassment.
If you do have a plantar wart, you may notice some pain when standing but since these warts are not cancerous or dangerous, a podiatrist only needs to be seen if there is excess pain. Doctors can usually easily diagnose plantar warts. Although plantar warts don’t often call for treatment, there are options available. They can be frozen off, removed by an electric tool or burned off using laser treatment.
Home remedies are also available to help with plantar warts. An apple cider vinegar soak can help remove the wart. You can soak your feet in the vinegar for 20 minutes before using a pumice stone to remove any loose skin from the wart. Make sure to keep the wart covered for protection in between daily treatments.
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