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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Julan Crane
25 years experience Pediatrics
Plantar wart: Itch may be a sign your body is trying to fight the wart

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A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kornfeld
41 years experience Podiatry
Plantar wart: Walking on a wart can cause irritation and inflammation of the involved skin. This can cause tenderness and/or itching.
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Dr. Arnold Beresh
41 years experience Podiatry
Depends: If the wart is under treatment you may be forming a blister due to the medication and this may create itching.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Reed
Dr. Mark Reed answered
32 years experience Podiatry
Yes: Yes due to the fact the wart will attract new blood vessels and nerves to the infected skin.
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Dr. Arnold Beresh
41 years experience Podiatry
Often times: They may feel like you are walking on a pebble.
Dr. Ronald Oberman
31 years experience Podiatry
Not always: But often due to the fact that they often are on weight bearing areas of foot that are under a lot of pressure. This can cause pain while walking.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rajeev Sehgal
25 years experience Podiatry
Viral: The warts are a viral infection. They can become painful which may limit activities if they are on weight bearing areas. You should have it biopsied m ... Read More
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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
46 years experience Podiatry
By contact : Plantar warts are a virus which can be spread by direct contact to ski surfaces. They also spread thru the skin to create multiple warts.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
28 years experience Podiatry
The same way anyone : Else does. A wart is a virus. One usually will contract it thru broken skin. I.E. Stepping on barefoot by a pool etc etc....
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
46 years experience Dermatology
Aspirin: Wet an Aspirin and apply nightly with tape. Another safe treatment is 5flouracil cream.
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A member asked:
Dr. Peter Lydon
39 years experience General Surgery
Topical: Aldara (imiquimod) cream works for many patients. If this fails, laser vaporization can be very effective. See a podiatrist for an evaluation.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
50 years experience Dermatology
You can't: Let dermatologists or podiatrists do it.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
23 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
One of a few ways.: Three common ways that plantar warts are removed are freezing them, application of chemicals and surgical removal. The first two are available to you ... Read More
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