10 Plantar Warts Symptoms

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A plantar wart is a small growth on the skin caused by the human papilloma virus, or HPV. Warts anywhere on the body may be caused by HPV, but plantar warts grow specifically on the feet and toes. Although plantar warts can grow anywhere on the foot, they're usually found on the sole or sides.

Plantar warts, also called verrucas, are divided into two types. A solitary plantar wart is a single growth that may increase in size or develop satellite warts in the surrounding area. Mosaic warts grow as a cluster of small warts in one area.1‘Plantar Wart (Verruca Plantaris).’ Plantar Wart (Verruca Plantaris) - Foot Health Facts, www.foothealthfacts.org/conditions/plantar-wart-(verruca-plantaris)

Thick Skin Lesions

HPV viruses may trigger accelerated growth in the outer layers of skin. A plantar wart may appear as a rough, fleshy growth on the foot. Growths may be the same color as the surrounding skin or have a white, gray or yellow hue. Warts may start out as a hard and slightly raised area of rough, bumpy skin that grows over time. Some plantar warts have smooth surfaces, although this is rare.

Plantar warts may be round or oval-shaped with clearly defined borders. Many plantar warts are approximately the size of a pencil eraser, although they can grow much larger in some cases.1‘Plantar Wart (Verruca Plantaris).’ Plantar Wart (Verruca Plantaris) - Foot Health Facts, www.foothealthfacts.org/conditions/plantar-wart-(verruca-plantaris)

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