If you’ve found small, flat warts on the soles of your or your child’s feet, you’re most likely dealing with plantar warts. Plantar warts are very common—particularly in children—so there’s no need to panic. In fact, many people have no pain associated with warts and can simply wait for them to go away on their own. Here are some basic answers to the questions you’re probably asking:
What Causes Plantar Warts?
Plantar warts are caused by a viral infection, a strain of human papillomavirus (HPV). There are many strains, and those that cause plantar or palmar (found on the palm of your hand) warts are different from the ones that causes genital warts. Plantar warts are noncancerous, and affect only the top level of skin.
Warts are spread by people, but not always through di