A 41-year-old member asked:
can a doc prescribe something to remove plantar warts?
4 doctor answers
Dr. David Nelson answered
33 years experience Family Medicine
Absolutely: There are a number of ways to treat to treat warts. Salicytic acid liquids, Fluorouracil cream and Aldara (imiquimod) cream can be prescribed. Unfortunately, plantar warts can be very pesky and may require surgical removal.
Answered on Mar 9, 2015
Dr. Jeffrey Kass answered
28 years experience Podiatry
Sure: Sal-acid in different preparations, aldara, (imiquimod) 5-fu, are some of the preparations prescribed. They can also freeze, cut out, or laser them.
Answered on Mar 26, 2013
Dr. Alan Ettinger answered
49 years experience Podiatry
Yes : There are numerous topical s that are effective. Laser, freezing, and surgery are also options.
Answered on Feb 19, 2013
Dr. Libby Putnam answered
12 years experience 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 on Dec 10, 2013
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