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what are causes for a plantar warts?

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
40 years experience Podiatry
Virus: Warts are caused by a virus. The term plantar means the bottom of the foot.
Answered on Apr 30, 2014
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Dr. Thomas Inwood
34 years experience Podiatry
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
Answered on Dec 12, 2013
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