Plantar warts can be itchy. Warts are caused by exposure to HPV or the human papilloma virus. The warts are made up of uncontrolled cell growth covered in flaky, dry skin, which can cause itching. They can also feel painful from rubbing against your shoes when you walk.

It’s important to avoid scratching your warts as they can spread to other areas of your body. In addition, scratching can cause the skin to become infected with bacteria, causing pain, discoloration, and other symptoms.

After touching your warts, be sure to wash your hands thoroughly to avoiding spreading to other parts of your body and to others. Also, avoid sharing towels and any foot implements for cutting nails with others.

Don't let plantar warts get in the way of your life, call us today at 206-368-7000 or by requesting an appointment online.

Dr. Rion Berg
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A podiatrist in North Seattle treating families for over 40 years.