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Dr. Paul F. Brezinski
Dr. Maria Chon
Palatine Podiatry Center
317 E. Dundee Rd.
Palatine , IL , 60074
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Dr. Brezinski discusses warts

Warts are skin growths that are caused by a virus. These lesions can be painful, expand in size and number, and can be contagious. Warts respond best when treated early and at times can be resistant to treatment and can reoccur. Any bleeding callous, painful callous, or multiple callouses or irregular bumps or lumps on the feet are indications for evaluation and treatment by a podiatrist.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT WARTS

How Can I Avoid Getting Warts?

The easiest way to avoid warts is to avoid going barefoot, especially in public places. Locker rooms, health clubs, swimming pools, and hotel rooms are all places that have a high potential to cause an infection. After exposure to any of these environments it is a good idea to thoroughly wash your feet with soap and water and change into clean, dry socks.

What Is The Best Way To Treat Warts?

There is no one specific treatment that works 100% of the time. However, there are treatments that have a high percentage of success. For small, single lesions cryotherapy or freezing is effective. Surgical excision or what is sometimes called blunt dissection is effective for small or intermediate sized lesions. This procedure is performed under local anesthesia and is often performed in the office. For large or multiple lesions excision via laser is very effective. Dr. Paul Brezinski has been performing laser surgery since 1988 and has successfully performed over 2,000 laser procedures.

What Is The Difference Between A Callous and A Wart?

Callouses are hard accumulations of skin over areas of friction or pressure. The skin lines are usually not interrupted by a callous. Warts will usually demonstrate a well defined border and interrupt the skin line pattern. Warts can be raised above the level of the skin and sometimes have black spots in the lesion. Any discolored, bleeding callous or callous like lesion that appears to be getting larger in size or number should b evaluated and treated by a podiatrist.

Is A Plantar Wart A Separate Type of Wart?

No, this refers to the location of the lesion. The bottom surface of the foot is called the plantar surface. Therefor warts that are on the bottom of the foot are called plantar warts.