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my son has what looks to be a planters wart or corn how do i tell the difference

A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Job Timeny
12 years experience Podiatry
More information: Have you seen a doctor before? Is it just one? What have you tried before?

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Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
See a dermatologist: Without seeing this "bump" it is impossible to diagnose, and to suggest treatment without a clear diagnosis would be very bad practice. Have your son ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Shaukat Matin
44 years experience Internal Medicine
See dermatologist: See if there are black pin point heads in that lump.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Bluman
22 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
They get smaller...: If they have been treated sometimes the wart will fall off in a large piece.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Tobin
37 years experience Podiatry
Podiatrist: Plantar warts in adults go too deep for freezing or over the counter medications. See a Podiatrist for treatment, remember they can spread to others
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Marvin Ott
19 years experience Emergency Medicine
See below: Plantar warts should appear bumpy, and be on the bottom of the foot. Athlete's foot is red, and usually appears on top of the foot in between the toes ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Sturgis
28 years experience Pathology
Warts are from HPV.: Plantar warts are caused by human papillomaviruses; however, the strains of wart virus that infect the feet are generally different from those that ar ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
One strain: The hpv is a family of viruses that include the 4 strains associated with sex (genital warts or cancer) , the plantar wart strain and many others. Hav ... Read More
A male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
32 years experience Family Medicine
Warts vs Corns: Get it evaluated by your doctor or a podiatrist.
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
No: No.

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