Mid-November in Colorado can still produce some gorgeous sunny days with temperatures warm enough to take off those fall boots and free up your toes in a pair of sandals. However, if you are bothered by unsightly warts on your toes or feet, you may shy away from the exposure. There are some wart removal remedies that you can try at home, but you may want to consider a trip to our office to take care of them quickly.
Sometimes the treatments for warts seem more uncomfortable and bothersome than the wart itself, so many people just leave them be. After all, shouldn’t we just accept each other—warts and all? But when a wart is on the bottom of the foot, it can feel like you’re walking on a rock. That’s something you just can’t accept!
Unfortunately, warts are caused by a virus, and modern medicine just hasn’t solved the mystery, yet, of how to cure a viral infection. From warts, to the common cold, to AIDS, the solution isn’t yet simple.
Sometimes, especially in kids, the wart will respond to soaking in very warm water. Make sure you don’t scald your skin, but soak in water about the same temperature as in a backyard hot tub. There are also some treatments you can pick up at a pharmacy or supermarket. These usually contain salicylic acid and must be applied every day without fail after soaking the rough affected area. You also need to be careful not to harm the normal skin around the wart. It will take about 12 weeks for these treatments to work, so persistence is key.
If you don’t want to bother with these wart removal remedies, or you’ve tried them and they have not been effective, call Rocky Mountain Foot & Ankle Center at (303) 423-2520 for an appointment to have us prescribe medication or surgically remove the growth. With locations in Wheat Ridge, Golden, Evergreen, and Granby, CO, we are happy to help you get rid of this annoying problem.