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A 24-year-old female asked:

what causes planter warts ? i keep gettin them on the bottom of my big toes ?

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Dr. Brian Struyk
Anesthesiology 21 years experience
A virus: Plantar warts are caused by a strain of the human papillomavirus. They usually resolve on their own. Since you are having recurrent problems with plantar warts you should schedule an appointment with a podiatrist for an evaluation.
Dr. Grace Torres-hodges
Podiatry 23 years experience
Virus: All you need is a small break in the skin for a virus to enter. Unfortunately, once it's in your system and you never get rid of the virus within. Treatment for warts are focused on resolving an outbreak in a specific area of the skin. There are good treatments available from conservative to surgical intervention, including laser treatment. See a podiatrist for an evaluation.

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Last updated Jan 27, 2015

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