Some foot conditions are more common for children than for adults, and so it is with plantar warts, a type of growth that occurs on the underside of the foot, in the area of the sole. At the office of Robert L. Potempa, DPM, you can depend on our warts treatment in Chicago to ride your child of them, effectively and safely.
Upon first sight, a plantar wart can look similar to a corn or a callus. Small at first, they grow larger, and can develop in clusters, which are known as mosaic warts. Upon closer inspection, you can distinguish a plantar wart from a corn or callus by the black dots that you see in them. Those dots are in reality very small blood vessels. Our warts treatment in Chicago also differs from that for corns and calluses. There is a definite sense of urgency, because these warts are transmittable from child to child. A case of one child having plantar warts can easily become many children suffering from it. Because of this, we strongly urge you to not let your child walk barefoot in common areas. When is the right time to take advantage of our warts treatment in Chicago? Upon first detection. A plantar wart will look about the size of a pencil eraser, with its black seed-like dots spread across it. Methods of treatment include immune boosting medication and removal of the warts. An examination and evaluation at our office will lead our foot doctor to recommending the best option for your child’s unique situation.
We certainly understand that warts, anywhere, are unsightly. And because plantar warts grow larger and can end up affecting other children, it is best to seek out our warts treatment in Chicago promptly. Call our office today to arrange an appointment.