Geelong Podiatrists – 5 Facts about children’s feet and plantar warts

May 31, 2018


  • Plantar warts are caused by the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) that infects the outer layer of the skin. The virus enters the skin through a cut, crack or break in the skin.
  • Plantar warts occur on the bottom of the feet or ends of toes. Plantar warts are common in children attending swimming pools.
  • Plantar warts can appear as a lump of skin with a “cauliflower” texture and well defined border.
  • Plantar warts can be painful or cause discomfort when squeezed.
  • Plantar warts can be resistant to treatment as the HPV virus impairs the bodies immune response. Approximately 30% of plantar warts will disappear without treatment in 2 years.

Your Geelong podiatrists are experts at diagnosing plantar warts in children and developing an appropriate treatment plan.  If you are concerned your child has a plantar wart, contact us on     52430130 to make an appointment for a thorough assessment and management plan.

An example of a plantar wart on a child’s foot