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Plantar warts are caused by a virus in the foot that gets feed by blood vesles. when pressure is put on the wart from standing or walking, it is pushed beneath the foot and a layer of thick skin is formed around it. as this thick skin and wart grows larger it begins to form discomfort and pain, it feels as if you are walking with a rock in you shoe or sock. a mosaic wart is a large cluster of plantar warts and much more painful.

Q1: Is there a way to get plantar or mosiac warts to go away, or are the permanent? (A. Cameron)
A1: they can be removed by treatment or will eventually go away after 2 or 3 years.

Q2: How is the virus contracted in the first place? Is it something that can be passed from person to person from simply coming in contact with the infected area? (D. Kong)
A2: It is possible for the virus to be passed by contact with the infected area, however it is increacingly common to get one from public showers if someone uses them while having the wart.

Q3: Are these moles treated just like a regular mole in the removal process, or are there any special measures that need to be taken? (A.Martin)
A3: these are warts not moles.

Q4:If not taken care of will it spread or get infected? (C.Muth)
A4: if they are not taken care of they can spread to form mosaic warts. they can also spread where there are cuts and scratches.
Q5: I've heard that plantar warts can be removed by pressing dry ice against it, and it will fall off. Is this true? and if it is, is it effective? (M. Francis)
A5: there is a method called cyrotherapy, which involves freezing the wart with liquid nitrogen, and is effective and can leave no scar.