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A 44-year-old member asked:

How do you cure plantar warts?

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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 47 years experience
Aspirin: Wet an Aspirin and apply nightly with tape. Another safe treatment is 5flouracil cream.
Dr. Philip Miller
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try duct tape
Dec 29, 2014
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 33 years experience
Warts: Each night before going to bed soak a cotton ball in apple cider vinegar, apply it to the wart and then hold it in place with a band-aid. Leave it on all night, or if you like, 24 hours a day but change the soaked cotton and band-aid each evening for a week. The wart will swell and may throb as it reacts with the vinegar and then start to turn black within the first two days and in two weeks gone.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 29 years experience
Many ways: Acid therapy, freezing, burning, laser treatments, topical prescription medications like Aldara (imiquimod) and effudex, trichloracetic acid, surgical removal. See a podiatrist this is a common problem they treat.
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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A 43-year-old member asked:

What can be done to cure my plantar wart?

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Dr. Marshall Solomon
Podiatry 49 years experience
Great question: There are many ways to treat plantar warts. Topical medication, excision, injection, cryotherapy and duct tape? It is best to see your podiatrist or dermatologist for evaluation and treatment.
A 42-year-old member asked:

What over-the-counter medications can cure plantar warts?

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Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
Dermatology 51 years experience
Nothing: Plantar warts are very stubborn. Dermatologists or podiatrists may help. Otc medicines like wart-off, duofilm, compound w, etc. Only making it not worsening.
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.
A member asked:

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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