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What is a good home treatment for plantar warts?

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Dr. David Hettinger answered

Specializes in Podiatry

Warts...: Plantar warts are very frustrating to treat. Methods that worked in the past may not work for you in the present. Fortunately, there are many other treatments to try. There are a few different topical chemicals, different freezing techniques, etc. Just keep trying.

Answered 12/9/2013

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Duct tape: Applying a fresh piece of duct tape over the wart(s) after you shower once daily can for some, work as good as any other over-the-counter remedy and is cheap. Others have claimed use of vitamin a, rubbing alcohol can help. Warts can be quite stubborn to treat even with medical care, so good luck to you. Seek a podiatrist or dermatologist when you need more than duct tape. Good luck!

Answered 9/28/2016

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Dr. Libby Putnam answered

Specializes in 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 6/18/2013

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