Plantar Warts

Plantar Warts are a common disorder, caused by a viral infection, namely, the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). Warts are more common on the bottom of the feet in areas of pressure. Our bodies fight off the HPV, and each person's immune system responds differently. There are multiple ways to treat plantar warts including excision (surgical removal) and non-surgical treatments. 


Please keep your bandage clean and dry until the next morning.  Avoid using your fingers to pick at the treated area, as warts are contagious and can spread to your fingers. Any resistant lesions will be re-treated by your physician at your next appointment. 

Liquid Nitrogen


In patients, especially children, with recalcitrant warts, we often recommend adding Zinc into the diet. Zinc helps to boost your immune system, allowing your body to fight off the HPV.