Diabetic Foot Care Advice

The aim of this blog is to help members of the public to understand their feet better. However the information on this blog should never be regarded as medical advice. Readers with foot problems are strongly encouraged to visit their GP if not the podiatrist for further medical assessment and treatment.

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Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Plantar Warts During Pregnancy

Pregnancy causes many changes to a woman’s body. Pregnancy does not make women more susceptible to plantar warts. However, women should take certain precautions during pregnancy regarding plantar warts.

Over-the-counter treatments for plantar warts should not be used during pregnancy. If a pregnant woman develops a plantar wart during pregnancy, she should consult her doctor for treatment options.

The duct tape home remedy for plantar warts could be used during pregnancy without the over-the-counter treatments. The pregnant woman could cover the affected area with a small piece of duct tape. Leave the duct tape in place for six days. Then, soak the foot and rub the plantar wart with a pumice stone. Remember to wash hands thoroughly after handling the affected area as to not cause the plantar wart to spread.

A pregnant woman may need help with this treatment method. If it is uncomfortable to reach the sole of the foot, it is better for her to get assistance from someone rather than risk straining muscles to do the treatment alone.

Health during pregnancy is very important. While pregnant, a woman is often focused on her diet. It’s important to remember that a pregnant woman’s overall health should not be neglected. Proper diet, rest, and low-impact exercise are great, but a pregnant woman should not ignore her general health.

Feet experience extra pressure during pregnancy. If possible, a pregnant woman should check the soles of her feet just like anyone else. Plantar warts can begin from small cuts on the soles of the feet when they are exposed to the human papillomavirus (HPV). Therefore, a pregnant woman should take special care of her feet.

Proper hygiene can help prevent exposure to the human papillomavirus (HPV). People should avoid going barefoot in public showers. Public showers, such as in gyms, are high risk for contamination of human papillomavirus (HPV). People should use clean socks and towels. Avoid sharing socks with others.


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