Pinky toe warts are caused due to HPV (human papillomavirus) which is contagious and can spread through direct as well as indirect contact. These small skin growths can not only form on the feet but can also be formed on other parts of your body such as hands and fingers.
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People develop immunity towards HPV as they age, which makes children more vulnerable to warts as compared to adults. If you have children at home, make sure to check their feet periodically.
Pinky toe wart and corn can have several similarities as well. You should first make sure what type of growth you have before looking for home remedies to get rid of it. Here are some similarities between them:
They're different in the following ways:
You may also visit your podiatrist to get an initial diagnosis first.
While warts usually go away on their own in 6 months or as long as 2 years, this is really not an option for most people. Since warts can easily spread, it is best to get them treated.
There's several ways to remove pinky toe warts but your first step should be consulting your doctor to make sure that what you have is a wart only and not some other type of skin growth. Diagnosis should be covered by your insurance, if not the removal process.
Most doctors use liquid nitrogen to freeze the wart. Others methods such as using laser or minor surgery are just as effective.
Home remedies mostly include removal devices, apple cider vinegar, and salicylic acid.