[QUOTE=Wumbini213;3942770]Plantar warts are a virus, so it will be in your body for a long time. You dont have to worry about it touching other body parts and warts springing up there. (Do be careful about giving it to others though, it is very contagious)
The big white spot is either completely dead skin which you can easily peel off, or if you're sure its not that, the bottom part of the wart is actually like a button that is completely white as well, so you might have just taken the top of it off depending how deep it grew.
Easiest way to be free of the warts is to go find a docotr with a laser removal plan, go there on a friday and get those things out. Its fast painless and if you have insurance totally worth it.[/QUOTE]
Are you sure about this?
I've had a tiny white bump on the bottom of my foot for some time. Then, all of the sudden, about 10 sprung up. I'm assuming they are plantar warts and treating as such. Well, of course I ran to the web before running to the store and the only thing that freaked me out was that quite a few of the sites said to be very careful in touching the bumps as it can spread to your hands just as they have spread around on my foot. Makes sense to me. So I'm a little paranoid about this.
Since they are very tiny and in a small area on my foot I am trying the duct tape method as a start. If it doesn't seem to be getting me anywhere I'll go to the doctor and get them removed. But reading last night I heard some nightmare stories about that process so I'm going with the duct tape. Might do some home improvements while I have the new roll.