A 16-year-old female asked:
Disclaimer

i had this thing on my foot above the heel for several weeks. found out it was a plantar wart. how do i get rid of it??

1 doctor answer
Dr. Vance Harris
36 years experience Family Medicine
Local destruction.: Turns out are hard to get rid of. Your doctor can freeze, burn, inject or even use a laser. Ultimately it takes a good immune reaction to the freezing or other treatment used by the doctor. We damage the tissue by freezing and your imune system then attacks the wart. See your doctor. The over the counter treatments dont work well for plantar warts. The skin on the foot is very thick.
Answered on Apr 6, 2015
1
1 thank

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month

Related questions:

A 44-year-old male asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
45 years experience Pediatrics
Visit his doc/derm: These seldom respond to over the counter treatments but there are some available. These are different than regular warts by having most of the wart be ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
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 ... Read More
2
2 thanks
A member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
How to destroy it...: A dermatologist or some primary care doctors can destroy a plantar wart by freezing it, by cutting off the top of it and freezing the base of it, or b ... Read More
A 17-year-old female asked:
Dr. Devon Webster
21 years experience Medical Oncology
Not warts!: Yes, you can definitely get athletes foot on one or two toes. It's usually under toes that don't get completely dry after showering. Warts are hard, t ... Read More
1
1 thank

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month