Foot warts are very uncomfortable and of course, you want to get rid of them quickly. With one this is easy and the wart is gone within a few days. In the other, it is a long-running issue. For example, warts can lie deep in the skin and be difficult to remove. In addition, they can always come back. Nevertheless, there are various ways to safely remove warts. In this article, you will read how foot warts arise and how they can be treated and prevented.
Research has shown that the freezing of foot warts (whether or not under anaesthesia), through the use of liquid nitrogen, is the most effective. A cotton swab is then immersed in the nitrogen of -196 degrees. A fire blister is created that falls off after a few days. Sometimes this treatment must be repeated. Foot warts can also be touched with salicylic acid . This acid makes the wart so that the wart slowly shrinks. After that, the wart is often frozen.
If the above two methods do not work, you can switch to wart tincture with the active ingredient trichloroacetic acid. This acid slowly dissolves the wart. The doctor can also cut away the foot wart under local anaesthesia. If the anaesthesia has been worked out, you may have some pain. Cutting away can cause scarring. Duct tape is used when other treatment methods do not help. Preferably with the doctor. The wart is covered with the duct tape and dies.
Then there is laser treatment in which the blood vessels of the wart are scorched so that the wart dies. However, this method is rarely used but can be effective. The doctor can also use immune-enhancing drugs and use them to infuse or inject the foot warts.
Treatments of foot warts at home
Treatments like freezing and spotting with salicylic acid also exist without having to visit your doctor. They are available at the drugstore without a prescription. With returning foot warts, however, it is advisable to have your doctor treat you. There are still a number of home remedies that you can try out of course (without warranty):
You can touch the foot warts with ordinary, clear nail polish. This closes the wart and dries it out. The wart often turns black and after more than a week the wart should let go.
Dipping with a cotton bud with vinegar seems to help some people.
Dipping with horse flower juice three times a day has also had results for people.
When do you urgently need medical help?
When before or after the treatment the foot warts become red, change colour and your foot feels warm and painful, it is advisable to visit a doctor. The foot warts can then be inflamed.
Even if you are not sure whether you have a wart or that it might be a different kind of tumour, it is good to ask your doctor for advice. Usually, the growths are innocent, but of course, it happens that a tumour is malignant and then you have to intervene prematurely. If you have diabetes, it is important to have all kinds of abnormalities treated on your feet by means of a medical pedicure. The feeling in your feet is less in diabetes and you can not notice the pain so well. If your immune system is lowered due to a certain condition, it is advisable to regularly have foot warts and other abnormalities on your body checked.