Did you know that the treatment of plantar warts (bottom of foot) and genital warts are covered by OHIP?
There are many types of warts, they are caused by the human papilloma virus (HPV) of which there are over 100 viral strains that have been identified. Warts can be on the bottom of feet (plantar), on the hands and elbows and knees (common warts), or even on the face (flat warts). Warts are contagious by touch/contact, and can be transferred to oneself and to others. Many warts can go away on their own with time, but unfortunately others will hang around. Plantar warts are particularly stubborn to treat because with each step you take, they burrow in deeper into your skin making treatments less effective. The sooner you treat a wart, the more likely it is to respond quickly and with fewer treatments.
Various treatment options exist, including liquid nitrogen, bleomycin injections, home acid applications (over the counter and stronger ones by prescription).