Is a plantar wart a papilloma?

Most people will have one at some point in their lives. Plantar warts, officially named verrucae warts, are caused by human papillomavirus (HPV), specifically types 1, 2, 4, 60, and 63. The virus attacks the skin on the bottom of the feet.

How do you treat papilloma on the foot?


  1. Stronger peeling medicine (salicylic acid). Prescription-strength wart medications with salicylic acid work by removing layers of a wart a little bit at a time.
  2. Freezing medicine (cryotherapy).

Can you get rid of HPV plantar warts?

Although most plantar warts will go away on their own after a few years, it’s possible to remove them through self-care or with a doctor’s help. Most warts are fairly harmless. They’re skin growths caused by a strain of the human papillomavirus (HPV); however, plantar warts aren’t the same as genital warts.

What causes plantar warts on the bottom of your feet?

Plantar warts are small growths that usually appear on the heels or other weight-bearing areas of your feet. This pressure may also cause plantar warts to grow inward beneath a hard, thick layer of skin (callus). Plantar warts are caused by HPV. The virus enters your body through tiny cuts, breaks or other weak spots on the bottom of your feet.

How to remove a wart from a papilloma?

What to do: 1 Stick the duct tape on the affected area. 2 Leave it on until the wart falls off. 3 Use a pumice to remove the last remnants of the wart.

What kind of warts do you get from HPV?

To figure out whether you’ve been infected by HPV, it’s useful to recognize the signs of plantar warts, which are so named because warts typically develop on the plantar (bottom) side of your foot. There are two different types of plantar warts — mosaic and solitary.

Can a person get plantar warts from someone else?

All warts have the same cause: human papillomavirus, or HPV. And you can take steps to avoid it. You can get HPV from someone else or from something that someone who has HPV has touched. It’s easier for the virus to get into your body if you have cuts or scrapes.