Monday, July 30, 2012

Using a callus scraper on plantar wart

Using callus scraper on plantar wart is pretty common among some of the plantar wart sufferer, even when it already mentioned not to be use on plantar wart. This behavior however, is understandable. Plantar wart not only cause pain but can also cause discomfort. You're using the scraper to scrape some of the infected skin off because it make you feel better.

However, if you're asking the same question as the title of this article, you probably curious about what will happen after you use the scraper. It already mentioned not to use the callus scraper on plantar wart, so you might think that if you're using it on plantar wart anyway, it might cause some sort of side effect, right?

Using the scrapper might help you feel a little better, but it actually lead to some bad consequent. Remember that plantar wart in contagious. By scrapping some of the infected skin you're helping it to spread. Some people even said that the virus can live on the scrapper. So it is better if you disinfect the scrapper if you're planning to use it again some other time.

Other than that, using callus scraper on plantar wart also believe to cause the wart to bleed, which is not a good thing at all. The best thing to do is to cover the wart so you or someone else will not accidentally touch the wart. Covering the wart can help you to prevent the wart from spreading.

Scraping the infected skin off using callus scraper might make you feel a little better but it is still a bad idea to do that. It can help the wart to spread and even cause the wart to bleed. A better approach to make yourself feel a lot better is to get the wart removed. There is a few over the counter product such as Compound W or Dr. Scholl's Plantar Wart Remover that you can try to get rid of the wart.

Further reading :
Will Compound W Wart Remover work on Plantar warts?
Will Compound W cause any problems to my healthy skin?
Should you limit your child activity because of plantar wart?


Irene_J said...

Although some specifically tells me not to use it on my warts, I used it to scrape a whole bunch of skin off and it feels better. Now, after reading your post I'm not going to do it again. I never knew it can actually spread the virus. Calgary Foot Surgeon

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