Why do my kids get plantar warts?


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Plantar warts are a manifestation of a virus that infects the skin. The lesion imbeds itself in the skin and often multiplies and spreads. Although everyone can get warts, it is particularly common in kids.

The wart, or verruca plantaris thrives when the skin has a good blood supply and is well hydrated. A child's foot meets this need better than anything else, especially if their foot gets sweaty easily. For this reason, children are more susceptible to becoming infected with the virus and developing plantar warts. It is also common to have multiple warts develop as well. Don't wait for a wart to spread. Contact our office for an immediate appointment.
Dr. Andrew Schneider
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Dr. Andrew Schneider is a podiatrist and foot surgeon at Tanglewood Foot Specialists in Houston, TX.