A 42-year-old member asked:
what over-the-counter medications can cure plantar warts?
5 doctor answers
Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang answered
49 years experience Dermatology
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.
Answered on Sep 28, 2016
Dr. Michael Fisher answered
31 years experience Dermatology
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.
Answered on Jul 20, 2012
Dr. Jeffrey Kass answered
27 years experience Podiatry
Salacylic acid: Dr. Schools puts out some freeze spray, you can try those. If lesion does not improve see a podiatrist or dermatologist.
Answered on Nov 6, 2012
Dr. Arnold Beresh answered
40 years experience Podiatry
Many: If you go to the pharmacy you will see sal acid patches, liquid topical acids, freezing compounds.
Answered on Feb 4, 2013
Dr. Libby Putnam answered
11 years experience Podiatry
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.
Answered on Dec 10, 2013
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