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A 48-year-old member asked:

having had laser, acid and aldara (imiquimod) treatments, how could i get rid of a planter wart on my foot?

3 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Mak Yousefpour
Podiatry 18 years experience
Bleomycin : The only thing left is injection with anti cancer meds such as bleomycin.
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 28 years experience
You should realize there are different lasers. I find pulse dye lasers work best for warts. Similiarly, there are different concentrations of acids. I find sal acid 60% to be much more effective than lesser concentrations. Other options include effudex cream or cantharidin. Also, check vitamin D levels. You can also have the wart cut out if not to big, or have a panacos graft procedure done.
Oct 24, 2012
Dr. Marc Mirrleman
Podiatry 9 years experience
Canthardin is a good option. Cutera laser may be another.
Oct 25, 2012
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 28 years experience
Depending on size: They can be cut out. A panacos graft procedure is an option. Effudex cream is an option. There are different laser types...A pulse dye works very well for warts.
Dr. David Tobin
Podiatry 38 years experience
Implant: When all else fails I have had good success with surgically excising the wart tissue and implanting a small amount into a muscle of the foot, thereby creating an autoimmune reaction and your body fights off the wart. Sounds crazy but it often works.

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