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what can you do to get rid of plantar warts at home?

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
Many things: There are many over the counter preparations that you can get at the pharmacy to try.
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 46-year-old member asked:

Can my dr prescribe something to get rid of plantar warts?

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Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
Dermatology 50 years experience
Yes.: He/she would tell you what it is.
A 43-year-old member asked:

Is there a prescription to get rid of plantar warts?

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Dr. Carlo Contreras
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May freeze them: There are over the counter medications that can treat very small, simple ones. Some kits have some very cold liquid that freezes the wart, and others are a topical agent that chemically dries out the wart and causes it to fall off. Warts in sensitive areas, or those that grow back should be evaluated by a doctor.
A 38-year-old member asked:

How do you get rid of plantar warts?

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Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
Dermatology 50 years experience
Many ways: That means there is no best way if there are many options. Most doctors would use liquid nitrogen "freeze". (only doctors would have this equipment.) you may try otc mediplast tape, high concentration salicylic acid, like over 15% liquid. Some doctors try expensivre laser treatment, but i don't think it's better than others.
A 40-year-old member asked:

Is there an effective prescription to get rid of plantar warts?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 32 years experience
Plantar 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.
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A 38-year-old male asked:

Is there a home method to get rid of plantar warts?

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Dr. David Miller
Dr. David Miller answered
Family Medicine 10 years experience
Duct tape: Although studies have shown mixed results, duct tape has been useful for many people in getting rid of warts. Here's a web page that reports on two of the studies and describes several methods of wart removal with "the handy-man's secret weapon." http://www.Warts.Org/duct-tape-wart-removal.Html.
Dr. Bryan Levey
Dr. Bryan Levey commented
Pediatrics 27 years experience
Works even better when combined with a homeopathic preparation of thuja occidentalis.
May 25, 2012

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