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What are causes for a plantar warts?

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 42 years experience
Virus: Warts are caused by a virus. The term plantar means the bottom of the foot.
Dr. Thomas Inwood
Podiatry 36 years experience
Warts: Warts are caused by a human papilloma virus. There are no pills to take as a wart is just a cell with dna in it. It is the same dna as ours , hence no pill acts on it. Your antigen antibody system must recognize the virus to prevent further expression of the virus. Topical treatments including sal acid and laser work well when they pesky lesions show up

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A 37-year-old member asked:

What can I do about plantar warts ?

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Dr. Libby Putnam
Podiatry 13 years experience
Several treatments.: You can try over the counter wart removers, but be careful: i've seen them do more harm than good. Other options your doctor might offer include cryotherapy (freezing the wart), electrocautery (burning the wart), laser treatment, or several different topical chemical treatments. If the treatment is typically uncomfortable, your doctor can numb the area before proceeding.
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What do I do about plantars warts

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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine 24 years experience
OTC or doctor visit: There are several otc products which you can check out and try. Some home remedies such as duct-tape, potato's sap etc...May help some folks. If these fail, consult your doc who may be able to give you prescription med or remove them in the office... Good luck.

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