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A 49-year-old member asked:

is it possible to spread plantar warts through footwear?

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Dr. Jeffrey Kass
Podiatry 28 years experience
Possible: If you wear someone else's footwear.....
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
Yes: If wearing the shoes with no socks you can spread the virus.

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A 44-year-old member asked:

How do you cure plantar warts?

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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 46 years experience
Aspirin: Wet an Aspirin and apply nightly with tape. Another safe treatment is 5flouracil cream.
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try duct tape
Dec 29, 2014
A 42-year-old member asked:

What over-the-counter medications can cure plantar warts?

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Dr. Tsu-Yi Chuang
Dermatology 50 years experience
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.
A member asked:

How can I treat plantar warts?

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Dr. Peter Lydon
General Surgery 39 years experience
Topical: Aldara (imiquimod) cream works for many patients. If this fails, laser vaporization can be very effective. See a podiatrist for an evaluation.
A member asked:

What are the most common symptoms of plantar warts?

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Dr. Rodolfo Furigay
General Surgery 60 years experience
Pain: Pain and tenderness upon pressure.
A member asked:

What do I do about plantars warts

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Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine 23 years experience
OTC or doctor visit: There are several otc products which you can check out and try. Some home remedies such as duct-tape, potato's sap etc...May help some folks. If these fail, consult your doc who may be able to give you prescription med or remove them in the office... Good luck.

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