A member asked:

How can you treat a plantar wart?

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Dr. Alan Ettinger answered

Specializes in Podiatry

Many ways: First be sure it is a wart and not a callus or corn. Over the counter wart removers can be effective. We suggest nonporous tape such as duct tape with the topical wart remover.

Answered 7/30/2012

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass answered

Specializes in Podiatry

Many ways: From duct tape, to taking vitamins (i.E provitamin a and zinc), topical acids (sal-acid) . There are many over the counter preps at the pharmacy to try. Just be careful if you get acid to keep it only on the warty tissue. Doctors have various other ones, there are also lasers that can assist in getting rid of them.

Answered 7/31/2012

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Dr. Libby Putnam answered

Specializes in Podiatry

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.

Answered 4/6/2018

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