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A 41-year-old member asked:

If i pass a needle through flame and touch on my plantar wart, will it hurt much?

4 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 29 years experience
Possibly: Everyone tolerates pain differently. I would try other treatments first though before trying that.
Dr. Ronald Oberman
Podiatry 32 years experience
Maybe: But why not see a podiatrist and get it checked out. How do you know it is a wart? There are different treatment options depending what it is.
Dr. Libby Putnam
Podiatry 13 years experience
Don't do that.: Self-surgery is never a good idea. 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. But i'd suggest letting a doctor do the removing!
Dr. Howard Fox
Podiatry 43 years experience
It will hurt more: if you hold the needle on the flame for a few hours too. Other than the risk of going to jail for practicing without a license, do you really want to be doing that sort of stuff on yourself? Do you really need us to tell you your best course of treatment is to bring your foot to a doctor?

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