Plantar warts are something many people will experience at least once in their lifetime. If you have already had this unfortunate experience, you understand just how pesky, bothersome, and stubborn this condition can be.
When it comes to getting rid of plantar warts, there is no end to the potential home remedies that people are willing to try. But do they work?
Most of the time, no.
Home remedies for plantar warts simply do not have enough research behind them to verify how effective they really are. Many times, what people say worked for them is only what they were trying when the warts finally went away on their own – and that can take a very long time to happen.
Home remedies can lead to additional issues: irritation, infections, scar tissue, and many other problems that can make plantar warts worse than before these remedies were attempted.
Professional treatment is always your best bet for getting rid of plantar warts. At InStride Crystal Coast Podiatry, we have helped many patients eliminate their warts more quickly, effectively, and safely than home remedies, and we strive to keep treatments from interfering with your activities as much as possible.
Treating Mosaic Warts
Mosaic plantar warts may require an entirely different treatment approach.
The mosaic variety of plantar warts tend to appear in clusters. They are densely populated “wart colonies” with more of a tendency to sprawl and spread, covering larger areas.
Mosaic warts can be more difficult to treat because of their tendency to spread and the sheer strength in numbers of these densely populated areas.
For mosaic warts – depending on our evaluation – we may recommend the use of a drying agent followed by the application of Vircin twice a day. More direct or advanced forms of treatment might be necessary, however, if we are not seeing results or if it is clear from the start that these agents would more than likely not be effective.
Find Effective Solutions for Your Plantar Wart Problems
Plantar warts can take a very long time to disappear on their own – and within that time, they have a greater opportunity to spread further across one’s own body and even hop over onto others.
We can not only help you find a faster and more effective solution for your warts, we can take the guesswork out of home remedies, and also help you avoid recurring infections and other skin and nail problems in the future. The sooner we can start, the faster you can get back to clear and comfortable skin.
Schedule an appointment with us by calling our New Bern office or by filling out our online contact form. We’ll be happy to see you.