Plantar warts are caused by an infection with HPV in the outer layer of skin on the soles of your feet. They develop when the virus enters your body through tiny cuts, breaks or other weak spots on the bottoms of your feet. HPV is very common, and more than 100 kinds of the virus exist.
Warts are tiny skin infections caused by viruses of the human papillomavirus (HPV) family. Although kids get warts most often, teens and adults can get them too. Sometimes warts are sexually transmitted and appear in the genital area. But most warts affect the fingers, hands, and feet.
Can I get HPV from plantar warts?
These kinds of HPV are spread during sexual contact. (Other types of HPV cause common warts like hand warts and plantar warts on the feet — but these arent sexually transmitted.) Genital HPV infections are very, very common. In fact, most people who have sex get the HPV at some point in their lives.
Why am I getting warts on my feet?
Cause of Foot Warts Plantar warts are caused by HPV or Human Papillomavirus. This particular virus may enter your body through breaks or tiny cuts on the bottom of your feet. When skin cells become infected with HPV, it makes the cells grow quicker, resulting in the formation of warts.
Are warts the same as HPV?
Warts are caused by viruses and can appear anywhere on the body. Those that show up in the genital area are caused by the human papillomavirus, commonly called HPV, and are easily transmitted by sexual contact. HPV infection is the most common sexually transmitted disease (STD) in North America.
How do I get rid of HPV warts on my feet?
Doctors treatments are generally more effective. They include freezing the wart off with liquid nitrogen, removing the wart with laser or surgery, or applying or injecting medicines to strengthen the immune system so it can clear your body of the virus.