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Beginning of a plantar wart: How You Get Them & What They Look Like


Michael J Frazier, DPM: Podiatrist

The soles of your feet are leathery and tough, marked by rough patches or even areas that look like they’ve been sprinkled with black seeds. You think they’re just calluses and will go away on their own, but they don’t. Now the patches have started to hurt.

Michael J. Frazier, DPM, founder of The Frazier Foot and Ankle Center in Cypress, Texas, knows that any lesion on the bottom of your foot can cause you to change your gait and potentially lead to other problems in your foot and ankle. Here he offers a few insights into the difference between a pressure callus and plantar warts, how each affects the health of your feet, and what you can do about them. 

Calluses are thickened skin

Plantar warts and calluses look similar. Sometimes you can even develop a callus over a plantar wart. 

Calluses are caused by pressure on the weight-bearing parts of your foot. You tend to develop them on your heel or on the ball of your foot, underneath your foot bones.  

When you examine calluses, they look like thick, toughened areas of normal skin. The whorls and patterns of your healthy skin continue unbroken over the callus.

Most of the time, calluses don’t hurt. A callus is your skin’s way of protecting itself from injury due to constant rubbing from shoes or socks.

Calluses are usually not very painful, but if they grow large they can be, especially when you press them directly. Large calluses can also change the way you walk, which may throw your feet and legs out of alignment. Calluses usually go away on their own, but can be a problem if you have diabetes or peripheral artery disease (PAD), which slow blood circulation to your feet and may prevent you from feeling pain if you injure your foot.

Plantar warts are an infection

Though plantar warts (aka plantar verrucae) often look like tough, raised patches on your skin and may occur at the same time as calluses, they’re actually caused by an infection with a variant of the human papillomavirus (HPV). As with other types of HPV infections, you contract it through your skin. In the case of plantar warts, you can be exposed to HPV while walking barefoot in:

  • Public showers
  • Pools
  • Gyms
  • Saunas
  • Beaches

The HPV enters your feet through tiny breaks, cuts, or weak spots in the plantar region, which is the sole of your foot. You can even get HPV by stepping on a bathmat that’s been used by someone who has plantar warts, or by using their socks or towels. Plantar warts grow in moist, warm environments, which is why they can multiply quickly if you don’t keep your feet clean and dry.

In contrast to calluses, plantar warts don’t look like your normal, toughened skin on close inspection. Instead of running through the lesion — as in a callus — your skin lines go around the wart. Plantar warts tend to have distinct borders, too, whereas calluses have diffuse borders that blend in with unaffected skin.

A giveaway sign that the tough patch on your sole is a plantar wart is the presence of dark spots, sometimes called seeds. These tiny dots are actually small blood vessels that the wart produces for nourishment. Not all plantar warts have seeds, however.

Treating calluses and plantar warts

Most calluses and plantar warts go away on their own, but plantar warts can spread to other parts of your feet if not treated. Don’t try to shave a callus or plantar wart yourself, because you could seriously injure your foot and cause an infection. 

Soak your calluses and warts in a warm foot bath to help soften them, then buff away the excess skin with a pumice stone. Be sure to use a separate foot bath and pumice stone on your warts so that you don’t spread them to healthy skin. Apply moisturizer to the bottoms of your feet to keep the skin soft and pliable.  

You might also try over-the-counter medications with salicylic acid to gradually slough off the warts. The salicylic acid also stimulates your immune system to protect against future warts.

Switch to shoes that give your toes and feet room to breathe. Even over-the-counter shoe inserts can take some pressure off the soles of your feet to help prevent new calluses, allow your current callus to heal, or relieve the pain of plantar warts. 

If your callus or plantar warts are very painful, change the way you walk, or start to bleed, contact Dr. Frazier. He treats plantar warts with salicylic acid, cryotherapy, a pulsed-dye laser, or antiviral medications.

Get smooth, healthy feet again with callus and plantar wart treatments. Contact us today by calling 281-607-1863 or using our online appointment form.

Warts | Foot Health | Patients

What are Warts?

Warts are one of several soft tissue conditions of the foot that can be quite painful. They are caused by a virus and can appear anywhere on the skin. Those that appear on the sole of the foot are called plantar warts. Children, especially teenagers, tend to be more susceptible to warts than adults. Some people seem to be immune to warts.


The virus that causes warts generally invades the skin through small or invisible cuts and abrasions. The plantar wart is often contracted by walking barefoot on dirty surfaces or littered ground where the virus is lurking. The causative virus thrives in warm, moist environments, making infection a common occurrence in communal bathing facilities.

If left untreated, warts can grow to an inch or more in circumference and can spread into clusters of several warts; these are often called mosaic warts. Like any other infectious lesion, plantar warts are spread by touching, scratching, or even by contact with skin shed from another wart. The wart may also bleed, creating another route for spreading. Occasionally, warts can spontaneously disappear after a short time, and, just as frequently, they can recur in the same location.


Most warts are harmless, even though they may be painful. They are often mistaken for corns or calluses, which are layers of dead skin that build up to protect an area which is being continuously irritated. The wart, however, is a viral infection.

Plantar warts tend to be hard and flat, with a rough surface and well-defined boundaries; warts are generally raised and fleshier when they appear on the top of the foot or on the toes. Plantar warts are often gray or brown (but the color may vary), with a center that appears as one or more pinpoints of black. It is important to note that warts can be very resistant to treatment and have a tendency to reoccur.

When plantar warts develop on the weight-bearing areas of the foot (the ball of the foot, or the heel, for example), they can be the source of sharp, burning pain. Pain occurs when weight is brought to bear directly on the wart, although pressure on the side of a wart can create equally intense pain.

Home Care

Self-treatment is generally not advisable. Over-the-counter preparations contain acids or chemicals that destroy skin cells, and it takes an expert to destroy abnormal skin cells (warts) without also destroying surrounding healthy tissue. Self-treatment with such medications especially should be avoided by people with diabetes and those with cardiovascular or circulatory disorders. Never use these medications in the presence of an active infection.

When to Visit a Podiatrist

It is wise to consult a podiatric physician when any suspicious growth or eruption is detected on the skin of the foot in order to ensure a correct diagnosis. It is possible for a variety of more serious lesions to appear on the foot, including malignant lesions such as carcinomas and melanomas. Although rare, these conditions can sometimes be misidentified as a wart.

Diagnosis and Treatment

It is possible that your podiatric physician will prescribe and supervise your use of a wart-removal preparation. More likely, however, removal of warts by a simple surgical procedure, performed under local anesthetic, may be indicated.

Lasers have become a common and effective treatment. A procedure known as CO2 laser cautery is performed under local anesthesia in either your podiatrist’s office surgical setting or an outpatient surgery facility. The laser reduces post-treatment scarring and is a safe form for eliminating wart lesions.


  • Avoid walking barefoot
  • Change shoes and socks daily
  • Keep feet clean and dry
  • Check children’s feet periodically
  • Avoid direct contact with warts from other persons or from other parts of the body
  • Do not ignore growths on, or changes in, your skin
  • Visit your podiatric physician as part of your annual health checkup

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Plantar Wart Specialist – Chicago, IL: Stavros Alexopoulos, D.P.M.: Podiatry: My Chicago Foot Expert

What causes plantar warts?

Plantar warts stem from a viral infection of the human papillomavirus (HPV). The virus enters your body in areas of your foot that have weakened skin or open wounds. Walking barefoot in gym locker rooms, showers, or on pool decks are common ways to become infected. Wearing footwear from someone else who has an infection can even cause you to develop the virus.

Because plantar warts start from a viral infection, once you’re infected, you can easily spread the infection to others. It’s important to avoid sharing shoes or socks and to regularly wear protective footwear until your outbreak subsides.

How can I tell if I have plantar warts?

Plantar warts are often mistaken for calluses, which also develop along the soles of your feet. With plantar warts, though, you’re likely going to notice tiny black dots on the surface of each wart, which are the ends of capillary blood vessels. You may also be able to tell that you have plantar warts if you experience:

  • Small rough or grainy lesions on weight-bearing areas
  • Pain or tenderness surrounding the growths
  • Circular flat spots with sunken middle sections

The only way to know for certain if you have a plantar wart outbreak, though, is to schedule an evaluation with Dr. Alexopoulos.

Is there treatment for plantar warts?

Yes. Some cases of plantar warts disappear on their own without medical intervention, but if you’re experiencing pain or discomfort — or frequent outbreaks — it’s time to see Dr. Alexopoulos. Your plantar wart treatment can include:

  • Clinical-grade salicylic acid patches
  • Oral antiviral medication
  • Topical creams or ointments

If needed, Dr. Alexopoulos can perform non-surgical procedures to treat your plantar warts and get rid of them on the spot. Depending on the severity of your plantar wart outbreak and your related symptoms, treatment can involve specialized lasers to burn your warts off.

You could even benefit from a comprehensive freezing treatment, where Dr. Alexopoulos uses liquid nitrogen to carefully freeze and destroy the affected tissue. In some cases, he may simply suggest shaving down your warts or cutting them away.

No matter which type of procedure is best for your needs, Dr. Alexopoulos offers advanced numbing solutions, so you won’t have to worry about pain or discomfort. He performs plantar wart procedures right in the office, often the same day as your evaluation.

You won’t have to live another day with plantar warts once you become a patient of My Chicago Foot Expert. Book your appointment online or over the phone.

Plantar Warts | FootCareMD

What Are Plantar Warts?

Plantar warts are a common viral skin infection on the bottom (plantar) side of your foot. About 10 percent of teenagers have plantar warts. Using a public shower or walking around a locker room in bare feet increase your risk for developing plantar warts.


Contrary to the old folk tale, you can’t get warts from touching a toad. Warts are caused by a virus that enters the body through a break in the skin. The virus grows in warm, moist environments, such as those created in a locker room or in your shoes when your feet sweat and moisture is trapped. Plantar warts often spread to other areas of the foot, increase in size, and have “babies,” resulting in a cluster that resembles a mosaic.  

Plantar warts can erupt anywhere on the sole of the foot. They may be difficult to distinguish from calluses. However, you may be able to see tiny black dots on the surface layer of a plantar wart. These are the ends of capillary blood vessels. Calluses have no blood vessels, usually resemble yellow candle wax, and are located only over weightbearing areas. 

Plantar warts can be very painful and tender. Standing and walking push the warts flat. They grow up into the skin, making it feel like there’s a stone in your shoe.


To reduce your risk of getting plantar warts, be sure to wear flip flops or sandals when you use a public locker room or shower. Use foot powders and change your socks frequently to keep your feet dry.


Although plantar warts may eventually disappear by themselves, you should seek treatment if they are painful. Your foot and ankle orthopaedic surgeon may carefully trim the wart and apply a chemically treated dressing. The physician also may give you instructions for self-care. Salicylic acid patches, applied on a daily basis, and good foot hygiene, including regular use of a pumice stone, usually are effective. However, it may take several weeks for the wart to disappear completely.

If the wart is resistant to treatment, your physician may recommend an office procedure to remove it. After a local anesthetic is applied, the physician uses liquid nitrogen to freeze the wart and dissolve it. To avoid scarring or damaging other tissues, this method removes only the top portion of the wart. The treatment must be repeated regularly until the entire wart is dissolved. Alternatively, the physician can cut out (excise) the wart. 

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Plantar Wart Specialist – Concord, NC & Charlotte, NC: InStride Family Foot Care: Podiatrist

What causes plantar warts?

Plantar warts develop when the human papillomavirus (HPV) strain breaks into your skin, usually through a weak spot, like a cut. HPV thrives in areas that are warm and damp, so it’s possible that you came into contact with the viral invader by walking barefoot next to a swimming pool or in a sauna or gym locker room. 

Just because you came into contact with HPV doesn’t mean you’re going to develop warts though. These unsightly, painful bumps are more likely to develop if you have a weakened immune system or have a history of warts that you never had properly treated.

How do I know if I have plantar warts?

Plantar warts develop gradually over time. You may notice a single unusual bump or a cluster of small growths on the sole of your foot, usually around the ball of your foot. One of the most prominent signs of plantar warts is bumps that have tiny black dots in the middle. These are signs of broken blood vessels inside.

In some cases, warts grow into your skin because of pressure from standing or walking. This can cause a thick callus to form over them, which tends to disrupt the natural lines in your skin.

While plantar warts aren’t usually anything to worry about, if left untreated, they can progress and start causing shooting or burning pains when you walk. Before your warts become this severe, see how InStride Family Foot Care podiatrists can help. 

How does a podiatrist treat plantar warts?

The expert podiatrists at InStride Family Foot Care can typically diagnose plantar warts on the spot by examining you and talking with you about your symptoms. Depending on your health history and the severity of your infection, your podiatrist may:

  • Prescribe topical antiviral ointment
  • Recommend cushioning wart pads
  • Destroy warts with freezing medicine (cryotherapy)
  • Remove warts with an electric needle (electrosurgery and curettage)

Your podiatrist at InStride Family Foot Care can also counsel you about preventive measures and teach you how to lower your risk of plantar warts in the future.  

If you have plantar warts, the leading podiatry team at InStride Family Foot Care can help. Get started on your treatment by booking an exam online or over the phone with the office nearest you today. 

Patient Education – Pittsburgh, PA Foot Doctor

What is a Plantar Wart?
A wart is a small growth on the skin that develops when the skin is infected by a virus. Warts can develop anywhere on the foot, but typically they appear on the bottom (plantar side) of the foot. Plantar warts most commonly occur in children, adolescents, and the elderly.


There are two types of plantar warts:

  • A solitary wart is a single wart. It often increases in size and may eventually multiply, forming additional “satellite” warts.
  • Mosaic warts are a cluster of several small warts growing closely together in one area. Mosaic warts are more difficult to treat than solitary warts.

Plantar warts are caused by direct contact with the human papilloma virus (HPV). This is the same virus that causes warts on other areas of the body.

The symptoms of a plantar wart may include:

  • Thickened skin. Often a plantar wart resembles a callus because of its tough, thick tissue.
  • Pain. Walking and standing may be painful. Squeezing the sides of the wart may also cause pain.
  • Tiny black dots. These often appear on the surface of the wart. The dots are actually dried blood contained in the capillaries (tiny blood vessels).

Plantar warts grow deep into the skin. Usually this growth occurs slowly, with the wart starting small and becoming larger over time.

Diagnosis and Treatment
To diagnose a plantar wart, the foot and ankle surgeon will examine the patient’s foot and look for signs and symptoms of a wart.

Although plantar warts may eventually clear up on their own, most patients desire faster relief. The goal of treatment is to completely remove the wart.

The foot and ankle surgeon may use topical or oral treatments, laser therapy, cryotherapy (freezing), acid treatments, or surgery to remove the wart.

Regardless of the treatment approaches undertaken, it is important that the patient follow the surgeon’s instructions, including all home care and medication that has been prescribed, as well as follow-up visits with the surgeon. Warts may return, requiring further treatment.

If there is no response to treatment, further diagnostic evaluation may be necessary. In such cases, the surgeon can perform a biopsy to rule out other potential causes for the growth.

Although there are many folk remedies for warts, patients should be aware that these remain unproven and may be dangerous. Patients should never try to remove warts themselves. This can do more harm than good.

Plantar Wart (Verruca Plantaris) | Podiatrist Serving Huntingdon Valley And Philadelpha, PA

What is a Plantar Wart?
A wart is a small growth on the skin that develops when the skin is infected by a virus. Warts can develop anywhere on the foot, but typically they appear on the bottom (plantar side) of the foot. Plantar warts most commonly occur in children, adolescents, and the elderly.


There are two types of plantar warts:

  • A solitary wart is a single wart. It often increases in size and may eventually multiply, forming additional “satellite” warts.
  • Mosaic warts are a cluster of several small warts growing closely together in one area. Mosaic warts are more difficult to treat than solitary warts.

Plantar warts are caused by direct contact with the human papilloma virus (HPV). This is the same virus that causes warts on other areas of the body.

The symptoms of a plantar wart may include:

  • Thickened skin. Often a plantar wart resembles a callus because of its tough, thick tissue.
  • Pain. Walking and standing may be painful. Squeezing the sides of the wart may also cause pain.
  • Tiny black dots. These often appear on the surface of the wart. The dots are actually dried blood contained in the capillaries (tiny blood vessels).

Plantar warts grow deep into the skin. Usually this growth occurs slowly, with the wart starting small and becoming larger over time.

Diagnosis and Treatment
To diagnose a plantar wart, the foot and ankle surgeon will examine the patient’s foot and look for signs and symptoms of a wart.

Although plantar warts may eventually clear up on their own, most patients desire faster relief. The goal of treatment is to completely remove the wart.

The foot and ankle surgeon may use topical or oral treatments, laser therapy, cryotherapy (freezing), acid treatments, or surgery to remove the wart.

Regardless of the treatment approaches undertaken, it is important that the patient follow the surgeon’s instructions, including all home care and medication that has been prescribed, as well as follow-up visits with the surgeon. Warts may return, requiring further treatment.

If there is no response to treatment, further diagnostic evaluation may be necessary. In such cases, the surgeon can perform a biopsy to rule out other potential causes for the growth.

Although there are many folk remedies for warts, patients should be aware that these remain unproven and may be dangerous. Patients should never try to remove warts themselves. This can do more harm than good.

Modern device for removing warts WARTNER: find and… freeze!

The unbearable heat has been holding the entire country hostage for several weeks. When weather conditions dictate the need to introduce siesta in a southern manner, and there is no mood to work, many tend to go to the sea. A bathing suit and a minimum of clothing is a recipe for well-being in the heat of summer. However, if a wart lurks somewhere in the most conspicuous place, the mood will certainly be ruined. After all, then it will certainly seem that this unaesthetic detail of the appearance literally rivets the eyes of everyone around – even if this is not at all the case. If your goal is to look your best and no longer worry about the location of the wart being always covered by clothes from prying eyes, a reliable assistant in achieving this cherished goal will be the Wartner wart removal device manufactured by Pharmaspray B.V. (Netherlands). Thanks to its presence in the first-aid kit, it is now possible to carry out cryodestruction of warts at home!

Small, but smart …

A wart is a benign epithelial tumor caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV): more than 100 are known to modern science? its genotypes.This pathogen enters the cells of the skin or mucous membranes.

Most often, warts occur on the hands and feet, but they can appear on any part of the skin or mucous membranes. Its replication occurs predominantly in differentiated epithelial cells in the upper layers of the epidermis. HPV causes an accelerated multiplication of skin cells and a violation of keratinization, which leads to the appearance of peculiar growths on it. Such benign skin growths cause embarrassment and embarrassment in their owners, their presence can be associated with significant discomfort.

After initial exposure, HPV can remain inactive in skin cells without causing warts (the incubation period can last several months). This means that many people, without knowing it, are already carriers of the virus.

HPV leads to the appearance of vulgar, plantar and flat warts, as well as genital warts. The first of them are sharply limited, grayish-white, dense hemispherical nodules that rise above the level of the skin.Their surface can be covered with papillary growths in the form of cauliflower. Plantar warts are dense and painful formations with pronounced horny layers, localized most often on the feet in the heel area.

Flat (youthful) warts look like flattened small nodules of grayish-yellow color, slightly protruding above the skin surface. They are localized on the back of the hands, forearms, on the face and neck, as well as between the fingers and around the nails.

Warts can spontaneously disappear without treatment, but another scenario is possible – an increase in their size and number.Given the viral etiology, warts are a contagious disease.

Ignorance of the laws does not exempt from illness!

The pathogen is transmitted by contact with the patient or through the objects that he used. For example, the virus spreads through direct skin contact or contact with wet surfaces (such as the floor in swimming pools or changing rooms). The predisposing factors for the appearance of warts are a weakening of the immune system, damage to the skin, and excessive sweating of the skin of the hands and feet.

To prevent the spread of infection, it is very important to take into account all these points: especially in summer, when the number of direct skin contacts during outdoor activities increases – in particular in children and adolescents during their stay in a summer camp or swimming in the pool. That is why it is important to remember about simple recommendations: avoid prolonged standing / walking on a damp surface without shoes, do not exchange towels, clothes and personal items.

Strive for perfection – we remove warts!

The appearance of unaesthetic warts is accompanied by negative experiences, which is why the beginning of treatment should not be postponed indefinitely.Warts can be a source of discomfort, painful sensations and bleeding, especially when localized in places of frequent trauma. In addition, when the skin is damaged, the warts grow easily.

Today, there is a simple, convenient way to cope with this problem at home, without making an appointment with a dermatologist and without resorting to medications – the Wartner wart removal device. The use of this device eliminates the need for patients to undergo liquid nitrogen cryotherapy in a hospital.A convenient alternative to this is WARTNER – a modern and effective method of removing warts in one cold application, which can be used at home at a time convenient for the patient.

The Wartner wart remover contains an alternative refrigerant – a mixture of dimethyl ether and propane, which successfully freezes warts at a temperature of -57 ° C throughout the depth. Due to the simplicity and safety of use, this cryotherapy method has become available for independent use by patients at home.In addition to an aerosol can of 50 ml refrigerant, the WARTNER kit also includes 12? Disposable applicators for removing 12 warts, a holder for them and detailed instructions. Thanks to the applicator, the freezing mixture acts locally on the focus, preventing it from reaching healthy skin areas, which cannot always be avoided when aggressive acids and alkalis are used to treat warts.

WARTNER: one application – one wart!

When using the WARTNER device for removing warts, the wart is immediately frozen (the skin turns pale, a tingling sensation may occur, which quickly passes).As a result of freezing, a blister forms under the wart (sometimes it can be seen with the naked eye). After 10-14? Days, the wart gradually disappears or disappears, and within a month normal skin is restored in its place.

In most cases, WARTNER allows you to get rid of a wart in 1 session. The Wartner device for removing warts is not used in the presence of an inflammatory process on the skin, as well as in areas with thin or sensitive skin: on the face, neck, in the armpit, on the chest, buttocks.VARTNER is not used to remove genital warts.

It is important that for 1 session it is necessary to apply only 1 wart: each next one is treated separately with an interval of 2 weeks.


Duration of application WARTNER

Wart diameter, mm Application duration, s
<2.5 10
2.5-5 15
> 5 20

The Wartner wart remover can be used on adults and children over 4 years of age.

WARTNER: in the velvet season – fully armed!

So, if the Indian summer matches the calendar summer, we will have to show off in open dresses for a long time. Therefore, this is another reason to get rid of cosmetic defects in the form of warts: a reliable ally in this matter will be the Wartner device for removing warts.

… And let your outer beauty be a worthy reflection of the inner one!

Olga Soloshenko

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Dear Victoria, thank you for your feedback.

It is a pity that you did not come to our clinic after your condition worsened. We understand that it is not very comfortable to get to us through the whole city, having a baby in your arms, in the presence of suppuration and soreness of the foot, and therefore, taking into account your condition and the current situation, the administrators acted in accordance with …

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Dear Victoria, thank you for your feedback.

It is a pity that you did not get to our clinic after your condition worsened.We understand that it is not very comfortable to get to us through the whole city, having a baby in your arms, in the presence of suppuration and soreness of the foot, and therefore, taking into account your condition and the current situation, the administrators acted in accordance with the job description – they recommended that you immediately contact the nearest surgeon if you cannot come to the clinic. By the way, we employ two surgeons with rich clinical experience every day.

You did the right thing, that you listened to the administrator’s recommendation and turned to the surgeon of the polyclinic.And you have performed the necessary procedures and given the necessary recommendations and the healing process is going well. And we are sincerely happy with this result. Whether or not there will be a recurrence of the wart is too early to say, since the healing process has not been completed. In our experience, relapses occur less often than 10%. How lucky you are. (After other types of wart removal, the recurrence rate is several times higher). A wart is a skin neoplasm of a viral nature. And at present, the world medical community cannot offer anything better than how to remove.Grandma’s methods are at the personal discretion of everyone.

As for the cause of the complication in the form of suppuration, this is a debatable and controversial issue. All types of medical interventions have a certain percentage of complications. Unfortunately this is the case. Some complications lead to dire consequences. And the desire to minimize them (ideally, to note 0) is our constant concern and task. And fortunately, we succeed! Throughout the history of the clinic, against the background of thousands of medical services and procedures provided, the number of complications can be counted on the fingers of one hand.

And more. Laser exposure prevents the occurrence of infectious complications. Moreover, they treat suppuration with a laser! So the laser destruction of the neoplasm by itself cannot cause suppuration in any way. This is nonsense. It’s like getting an infection with alcohol.

In your case, it is theoretically possible to assume the presence of several provoking factors:

1. Altered soft tissues in the wart area due to previous exposure to liquid nitrogen (frostbite) and chemical agents (celandine).Both that and another worsen the condition of tissues up to the appearance of trophic ulcers, necrosis . . At least, it reduces their protective abilities, metabolism is disturbed. Against this background, the addition of an infection in the near period after removal of the formation in any way is quite possible. But less often after the laser.

2. Breastfeeding. This factor, like pregnancy, does not affect the state of the woman’s immune system in the best way – it reduces it. Which can easily lead to suppuration of any wound.

3.Violation of the recommended care regimen after removal. Like any wound, a wound after wart removal needs two things – antiseptic treatment and rest. With the processing, everything is clear, there are no questions. We understand perfectly well that it is impossible to give COMPLETE rest to the wound on the foot. Therefore, we recommend that you spare. Walk with a limp. And it is MANDATORY to stick a “breathing” plaster – it keeps the wound from dirt, excessive trauma, and absorbs the discharge. Violation of these very recommendations most often leads to complications.

It is impossible to estimate exactly what happened in your case. A complex of risks is not excluded, which in total led to such consequences.

And the last one. On the issue of refunding allegedly for a poorly rendered service.

It is difficult to imagine a situation when, for example, the next morning a client called a restaurant and demanded to transfer back the amount of payment for the dinner they had eaten the day before. He felt discomfort after that. And he is unhappy with this. And if he has an ulcer, pancreatitis, did he drink / eat something before or after dinner? This could also cause discomfort.At least you need to come and discuss this problem. Let the administration find a solution and possibly a reason. It is possible that the reason will be precisely in the dinner. Or, in our case, our fault is suppuration. But this will be determined in the process of clarification. And the money, if the clinic admits its guilt (we are also not ideal, sometimes we have to correct something, and sometimes return the money – ce la vie) will be returned to the patient. After writing the application. Subject to official procedures. We work honestly, legally, officially.But sending money on a call is, you see, not serious.

We hope for your understanding. And we wish you a speedy recovery.

Best regards, clinic administration.

PS .: in case of recurrence of the wart, we charge 50% of the cost of its removal. Not because of the admission of our guilt in the provision of low-quality services. And in connection with our understanding that this sometimes happens (a common reason is reduced immunity) and from the feeling of our kind attitude towards patients.

90,000 Human papillomavirus, what you need to know?

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On January 31, 2020, a parent meeting was held at the Muzhevskaya Secondary School, at which the district gynecologist Svetlana Vernigorova spoke about the Order of the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug Health Department No. 27-o dated January 16, 2020 “On the organization of vaccination of adolescent girls at the age of 12-13 years against the virus human papillomas in the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous Okrug in 2021 ”.

Currently, vaccination against human papillomavirus (hereinafter HPV) is not included in the national immunization schedule, is not paid for by the MHIF and can be carried out at the expense of citizens’ personal funds.However, in 2021, according to the results of a survey of parents about consent to vaccination against HPV, the district plans to vaccinate adolescent girls aged 12-13 years at the expense of the district budget.

Today, the human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common viral infection of the genital tract and skin diseases. According to statistics, it is present in 90% of the world’s population, affects both men and women. According to the WHO, human papillomaviruses annually cause up to half a million new cases of cervical cancer in the world and more than 250 thousand women die from this cancer every year.

How can you get the HPV virus? Transmission of the virus only occurs from person to person. The main route of transmission is sexual, contact and household transmission is possible in the presence of microdamage to the epithelium (scratches, abrasions), the virus from an infected person remains in the bath, gym, pool, on a towel, razor, etc., and a vertical path is also possible transmission of the virus (from mother to child, passing through the birth canal). Most often, after penetration into the body, HPV does not manifest itself in any way (latent course), therefore, people infected with this infection in many cases do not even suspect that they are carriers, but under the influence of various factors, the virus can be activated, its reproduction and disease in this case passes into the stage of clinical manifestations, which depend on the type of HPV.

More than 100 different types of human papillomavirus are now known, of which 80 types are the most studied. Different types of virus can cause different diseases. A person can contract several types of HPV at the same time. Approximately 30 types cause damage to the female genital organs and are sexually transmitted. All types of HPV are divided into three groups according to oncogenic danger to humans: non-oncogenic, low-risk oncogenic, high-risk oncogenic.

Non-oncogenic human papillomaviruses include types 1,2,3,4,7,10,28,41.They can cause plantar, flat and vulgar warts. Non-oncogenic HPV types never cause malignant diseases.

Low-risk oncogenic HPV types include 5,6,7,8,11,12,14,15,17,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,42,43,44. They can cause genital warts, recurrent airway papillomatosis. Oncogenic HPV of low risk under certain conditions, but rarely enough, can cause malignancy of the induced process.

Oncogenic HPV of high oncogenic risk includes 16,18,31,33,35,39,45,51,52,56,58,59,68.They can cause flat warts, dysplasia of the cervix, cancer of the cervix, external genital organs, vagina, anus, cancer of the skin of the penis, cancer of the head, neck, lungs, etc. High-risk oncogenic HPV under the influence of various factors cause malignancy the process they called. It has been absolutely proven that two types of HPV (16 and 18) cause 80% of all cases of cervical cancer and precancerous pathological conditions of the cervix.

HPV risk factors: decreased immunity (often sick organism), micronutrient deficiencies (especially vitamin D deficiency, iron deficiency), early onset of sexual activity, a large number of sexual partners, medical manipulations (abortions, insertion of intrauterine devices), hormonal disorders, a large number of childbirth (more than 5), genetic predisposition, alcohol consumption, smoking.

Taking into account the special danger of this infection, the insufficient effectiveness of existing methods of treatment, the prevention of this disease is of primary importance.

What is the prevention of HPV? Nonspecific: sex education for adolescents, limiting the number of sexual partners, using a condom reduces the risk of HPV transmission, cervical screening, which is a regular examination of women using cytological smears from the cervix for the timely detection and treatment of precancerous pathology, PCR study (the PCR method allows detecting and identify specific types of HPV), smoking cessation and alcohol cessation.

Specific prophylaxis: vaccination against oncogenic HPV types in boys and girls aged 12–13 years prior to sexual intercourse and potential exposure to HPV. To date, two vaccines that protect against HPV have been registered and widely introduced in Russia: Gardasil (from 6.11, 16 and 18 types), Cervarix (from 16 and 18 types). Both vaccines do not contain the virus itself (neither live nor dead), so it is not possible to get HPV from the vaccine. No complications associated with HPV vaccines have been reported in the world.The effectiveness of vaccination reaches 98-100%, as proven by clinical studies. The introduction of large-scale vaccination will prevent up to 80–85% of all tumors in this group.

More detailed information on vaccination against human papillomavirus can be obtained in the office of medical prevention and the office of the gynecologist of the State Budgetary Healthcare Institution “Muzhevskaya CRH” (tel. 8-34994-21-628).

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doctor vascular surgeon LESNOY Anatoly Nikolaevich – clinic Albina Kursk

Varicose veins of the hip is a pronounced and persistent process of enlargement of veins on the thighs, provoked by degenerative changes in the walls of blood vessels. In other cases, the disease may be caused by a genetic factor due to poor functioning of the vascular valve apparatus.

If the above signs appear, the specialists of the Albina polyclinic do not postpone the problem, but immediately seek help from highly qualified specialists. Varicose disease progresses rather quickly, and in the absence of the necessary treatment, it can provoke the appearance of serious complications, which in some cases lead to disability.Depending on the stage of the disease, the treatment of varicose veins of the hip can be carried out by medication, physiotherapy or surgical methods.

A benign tumor that occurs in tissues and is a dense accumulation of blood vessels is called a hemangioma. Most often, these tumors do not pose a significant threat to life. An exception can only be large formations exceeding 50 mm. in diameter. The main danger is that even a slight concussion of the body can lead to rupture of this vascular formation, which will inevitably lead to bleeding. Accordingly, the larger the formation, the higher the risk of its damage. In most cases, the treatment of hemangioma involves the use of specialized medications, as well as regular monitoring by a doctor. Surgery may be required if the tumor is causing severe pain or discomfort, or if the choroid is ruptured.

The following symptoms may lead to suspicion of hemangioma:

  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Feeling of discomfort and pain in the right hypochondrium
  • Enlarged liver in case of strong tumor growth

All of the above symptoms can manifest themselves in other diseases and therefore cannot indicate the presence of hemangioma.Accurate diagnostics can be performed at the Albina polyclinic, where highly qualified specialists will conduct ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging.

The walls of healthy capillaries are so small that it is almost impossible to see them with the naked eye. However, with the development of such a disease as telangiectasia, the vessels dilate at times, as a result of which many branched red-blue formations or the so-called spider veins form on the skin. Such manifestations are also a real sentence for many women.Fortunately, modern methods of treatment, which have been successfully used in the Albina clinic for a long time, can get rid of these manifestations, as well as eliminate the cause of their occurrence. The main advantage of such techniques is the ability to eliminate the problem completely painlessly and without any surgical intervention. Examples include sclerotherapy and laser coagulation.

The main symptom indicating the presence of telangiectasia is the appearance of vascular formations of a pale red and bluish-red hue, which can appear anywhere – on the face, legs, as well as on the surface of the trunk.The color and size of such formations directly depends on the type of affected capillaries.

Consultative and diagnostic reception with the appointment of treatment and recommendations. Carrying out outpatient operations to remove benign neoplasms (papillomas, candilomas, moles, warts, lipomas, atheromas), ingrown nail.

Surgery is one of the most complex and multifaceted branches of medicine, and it is no coincidence. A wide range of diseases, including congenital and acquired ones, are treated surgically.It is important to note that surgery continues to be considered the cardinal treatment. For many years, many have been trying to cope with their diseases with alternative methods.

At the same time, surgery has developed incredibly in recent years. Today it can be safely called an effective, safe and proven method of treatment. The Albina Surgery Clinic offers its services to the residents of the Course. Here everyone can undergo a full examination and receive qualified assistance.

Pediatric surgery

Pediatric surgery is considered a special branch of medicine, it has many nuances. The child’s body is very fragile and is constantly in development. Some congenital and acquired pathologies are much easier to cope with in childhood. Only a highly qualified specialist can determine the expediency of a surgical intervention. At the Albina clinic, you can make an appointment for a consultation with a professional pediatric surgeon.

The appearance of spider veins is a consequence of excessive vasodilation.Enlarged capillaries begin to protrude through the skin, thereby forming an unsightly reticular pattern of a red or blue-red hue. Fortunately for many, in most cases these manifestations are not evidence of any serious abnormalities in the work of blood vessels, but rather a consequence of past diseases, or, for example, after childbirth. In many cases, the appearance of spider veins can be explained by the physiological characteristics of the body, however, it should be recognized that all this is a small consolation for those who have them.Ugly visible vessels greatly spoil the aesthetic appeal of the skin and it is not surprising that many would dream of getting rid of them.

If you decide to do away with spider veins once and for all, then welcome to the Albina polyclinic, where experienced specialists will help you end the annoying problem once and for all. After a thorough examination and establishing the causes of the pathology, our doctors will take all the necessary measures aimed at treating and achieving the necessary cosmetological effect.Modern and highly efficient equipment allows you to do this quickly and painlessly.

Moles are common age spots that can be congenital or acquired. Depending on their shape, size, color and structure, they are classified into a large number of types and species, among which there are also the most dangerous, such as blue nevi, huge pigmented nevi, Dubreuil’s melanosis, etc.

Is deletion safe? Are there any contraindications?

In many cases, the removal of moles on the face is due to the aesthetic aspect, but more serious factors should be taken into account.It is no secret that under an unfavorable set of circumstances, a seemingly harmless mole can degenerate into a malignant formation. An alarming symptom can be a change in its shape, color or size.

That is why the removal of moles is an important preventive measure that must be carried out by experienced specialists. The selection of the removal technique in the Albina polyclinic is carried out on the basis of the histological examination passed, as well as individual tolerance.

In addition to the surgical method – scalping, hardware treatment methods are widely used, which allow you to permanently get rid of the annoying pigment formation, while achieving the desired cosmetological effect. An important advantage of hardware-based treatment is the minimum number of contraindications, in contrast to surgery, which involves the use of anesthetics.

Removing a mole on the body is one of the primary measures to prevent the degeneration of a benign formation on the skin into a malignant one.In addition, it provides the desired cosmetic effect. It should be understood that self-removal increases the risk of causing irreparable harm to yourself. For example, to injure a neoplasm, trying to burn it out with drugs that are not intended for this. Wrong actions can provoke an active degeneration of education, which is why it is always better to entrust the procedure to a dermatologist or other specialized specialist. Before removing a mole in the Albina polyclinic, each patient must undergo a thorough histological examination, on the basis of which the most effective treatment methods are selected.

What are the contraindications and side effects

Depending on the specific case, the removal of a mole can be performed using hardware or surgical methods. It should be said that the latter method is used rather limitedly. This is primarily due to contraindications to the use of painkillers. Apparatus treatment, implying the use of such techniques as laser destruction, cryodestruction, etc. has practically no contraindications, and complications are extremely rare.Nevertheless, even these techniques are selected purely individually.

Papillomas on the face belong to one of the varieties of benign neoplasms. On the one hand, they do not pose any direct health threats, but on the other hand, they are a signal that your body is exposed to a third-party virus. In addition, the appearance of unattractive formations on the face negatively affects its aesthetics, which cannot but worry. The reasons for the appearance of papillomas on the face are usually associated with the following factors:

  • Stress and nervous strain
  • Colds
  • Hormonal disorders
  • Reduced immunity

Possible contraindications for removal

The process of removing papillomas is primarily a cosmetic procedure and it cannot guarantee that papillomas will no longer appear, especially if a viral infection is raging in your body.Doctors of the Albina polyclinic will carry out high-quality diagnostics on the basis of which complex treatment will be carried out, aimed at removing from the body both the virus itself and its external manifestations. The selection of a method for removing papillomas on the face is carried out individually on the basis of a thorough diagnosis. Depending on the results obtained, one of the following removal techniques can be applied: electrocoagulation, laser, cryodestruction or surgitron.

It is customary to refer to skin neoplasms as malignant and benign skin lesions resulting from tissue cell hypertrophy. Cell hypertrophy, or in other words, pathological proliferation of the dermis, caused by uncontrolled cell division, can be caused by many factors. The most obvious are the following:

  • Hereditary predisposition
  • Radiation exposure
  • Skin infections
  • Skin injuries

Is removal safe, possible contraindications

Removal of moles, warts, angiomas, lipomas and other relatively harmless neoplasms is not only safe, but in most cases is simply necessary.Getting rid of them is perhaps one of the most effective preventive measures against the appearance of malignant neoplasms. It is highly discouraged to carry out this procedure on your own. Any wrong action that caused injury to the affected area can lead to its malignant transformation. In the Albina polyclinic, treatment of various types of skin neoplasms is carried out on the basis of a thorough diagnosis. Accordingly, the removal of skin neoplasms can be performed by various methods: laser therapy, cryodestruction, radio wave method, electrocoagulation. All of them have proven to be highly effective. The number of contraindications to their use is minimal.

Skin growths of various shapes caused by the papilloma virus are considered to be warts. Such formations can appear anywhere: on the palms, on the skin of the face, arms and trunk. From the point of view of oncology, they are absolutely safe, but their negative side is their viral origin, which is why they are easily transmitted in a household way. In addition, having appeared in one place, warts tend to further multiply throughout the body.At the slightest suspicion of the presence of a wart, we recommend that you immediately contact a skin specialist who will establish the nature of the formation and prescribe the appropriate treatment.

Is removal safe, possible contraindications

Removing warts does not pose any danger, however, in order for this procedure to have a guaranteed positive effect, it is better to entrust it to highly qualified specialists. In the Albina polyclinic, warts are treated in a variety of ways.The most effective of them is the laser technique, which allows you to achieve the desired result quickly and painlessly. Removal of warts is performed with pinpoint accuracy on any part of the body, which is an important plus from the point of view of cosmetology. Another positive point is the absence of contraindications.

Lack of basic foot care, excessive sweating of the feet, wearing uncomfortable shoes, as well as fungus – all this can lead to rough and dry skin.If you do not take appropriate measures, over time, cracks, calluses and corns may appear on the heels. All these unpleasant phenomena spoil the aesthetic appeal of your legs, and in some cases cause painful sensations. Preventive measures will help to avoid the appearance of these unattractive growths, in particular, proper care: timely removal of hardened skin particles and moisturizing with a nourishing cream.

Is corns removal safe? What can be the result of untimely treatment

Deep calluses are extremely difficult to cope with at home. For these purposes, we recommend that you contact the professionals of the Albina polyclinic, who will return youth and beauty to your legs in a short time. Thanks to the highly effective technique of hardware pedicure, the process of removing corns and corns is quick and painless.

If corns and calluses already today spoil the attractiveness of your legs, we recommend that you do not postpone treatment, because ignoring this problem can lead to even worse consequences, for example, deep calluses, which not only spoil the attractiveness of the legs, but also cause painful sensations.

A plantar wart is formed on the outer part of the foot and is a benign formation of a round or oval shape, the size of which can reach more than two centimeters. At the initial stage of development, the surface of the swelling itself is smooth, but over time it coarsens, while becoming more and more rough. Due to its location, the plantar wart can be damaged repeatedly, causing pain and discomfort when walking. Like any wart formation, the plantar wart is caused by the papilloma virus.High temperature and humidity is a favorable environment for the existence of this virus, which is why most cases of infection with it occur in saunas, swimming pools, steam rooms and sports clubs.

Is removal safe, possible contraindications

Removal of plantar warts is a completely safe procedure, which is performed in the Albina polyclinic in various ways: electrocoagulation, cryodestruction, laser or radio wave treatment. The selection of a particular treatment method is carried out depending on the depth of penetration of the wart into the dermis, as well as taking into account the required cosmetological effect.

The pathology of an ingrown toenail is called the excessive growth of the nail plate, which, cutting into the soft tissues of the phalanx of the finger, causes a pain syndrome accompanied by inflammation or suppuration. The exact causes of the onset of this pathology are not fully understood today, however, many experts are inclined to assume that the following factors can cause excessive growth of the nail plate:

  • heredity
  • wearing tight shoes
  • The habit of cutting nails with a transition to the lateral edge
  • trauma and damage to the nail phalanx

For what symptoms you need to see a doctor

The reason to see a doctor is usually painful sensations in the area of ​​the affected area, which are often accompanied by an inflammatory process or infectious suppuration. The chronic course of pathology is very often characterized by hypergranulation – the proliferation of soft tissue. Its further development may lead to the addition of another pathogenic infection, which in turn can cause the development of osteomyelitis and even gangrene.

Effective treatment of an ingrown toenail is carried out by means of a simple surgical operation. It is important to understand that complete removal of the nail plate will not solve the problem. In this regard, the specialists of the Albina polyclinic offer a more effective method, which implies a marginal resection of the problem nail.This will remove its growth layer, which causes the problem of an ingrown nail.

Changes in the work of blood vessels to one degree or another affect every second adult. One of the most common manifestations of such disorders is spider veins caused by excessive vasodilation. They not only spoil the appearance of the skin, but are also a direct signal that the time has come to strengthen the vascular system. It is very simple to identify the problem: spider veins most often appear in the form of a reticular pattern of a red or blue-red hue, depending on the type of affected capillaries.

Should I trust the opinion of one surgeon

Modern surgery has a wide specialization, which allows it to effectively solve a wide variety of problems, among which vascular diseases occupy a special place. If you suddenly have a question about whether it is worth trusting the opinion of one surgeon, we dare to assure you that it is worth it, but only on the condition that he is a certified doctor who specializes in your problem. Establishing the causes of the appearance, treatment and prevention of spider veins should be dealt with by a phlebologist.Turning to such a doctor for help in the Albina polyclinic, you are guaranteed to get the desired result. Modern methods of diagnosis, treatment and prevention will allow you to improve the work of blood vessels in a short time and get rid of spider veins once and for all.