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A 40-year-old member asked:

what can be done for plantar warts?

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Dr. David Hettinger
Podiatry 36 years experience
Many things...: You can use the liquid nitrogen, liquid nitrous oxide (this is what i like to use), topical acids, dermal scraping. You can also try oral cimetadine (400 mg three times a day for 12-16 weeks). This is very safe and had the side effect of getting rid of warts for many people of adult size and weight (japma november 1, 1995 vol. 85 no. 11 717-718 ). Laser treatments, excisional surgery, etc., etc.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 28 years experience
Few things: Acid application, freeze them, laser them, topical creams, topical vesicants, leave them alone. Any and all of the above can be helpful.
Dr. Libby Putnam
Podiatry 12 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 44-year-old member asked:

How do you cure plantar warts?

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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 46 years experience
Aspirin: Wet an Aspirin and apply nightly with tape. Another safe treatment is 5flouracil cream.
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try duct tape
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A 42-year-old member asked:

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

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Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
Dermatology 50 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.
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How can I treat plantar warts?

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Dr. Peter Lydon
General Surgery 39 years experience
Topical: Aldara (imiquimod) cream works for many patients. If this fails, laser vaporization can be very effective. See a podiatrist for an evaluation.
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What are the most common symptoms of plantar warts?

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Dr. Rodolfo Furigay
General Surgery 60 years experience
Pain: Pain and tenderness upon pressure.
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What do I do about plantars warts

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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine 23 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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