Human Papillomavirus (HPV)

plantar wart

The Human Papillomavirus (HPV) is known to be responsible for some skin lesions such as warts or because of its involvement in cervical cancer.


Certain HPV genotypes are the cause of plantar warts, commonly known as papillomas. These lesions appear on the soles of the feet and on the palms of the hands. Their appearance is similar to that of helomas or calluses, and they mainly differ from these because not always manifest in pressure zones, They have black dots called papillae and they produce more pain when “pinched” than when pressed.

Plantar wart treatment

There are a wide variety of treatments: surgical (classical surgery, laser surgery ...), physical (cryotherapy), antiviral and immunomodulatory (bleomycin, 5-fluoracil ...), medicinal (Interferon, Cidofovir ...) or chemical (acids, silver nitrate, cantharidine …). 


At Podoactiva we have the best specialists in the podiatric field who will choose the best treatment for each type of person, size and location of the wart.

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