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How can i treat plantar warts?

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Dr. Peter Lydon
General Surgery 40 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.
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 33 years experience
Wart treatment: If you go to your doctor, he/ she may freeze the wart with liquid nitrogen. A blister will form around the wart and the dead tissue will fall off after a week. Other medications, such as cantharidin, bleomycin and Aldara (imiquimod) can be injected into the wart. Another alternative treatment would be minor surgery, where the wart is cut away or laser surgery where the laser beam burns and destroy wart tissue.
Dr. Libby Putnam
Podiatry 13 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.
Dr. Eric Bluman
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 24 years experience
One of a few ways.: Three common ways that plantar warts are removed are freezing them, application of chemicals and surgical removal. The first two are available to you as over the counter treatments found at most drug stores. The last one requires you go to a surgeon or podiatrist.
Dr. Libby Putnam
Podiatry 13 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 32-year-old member asked:

How can you treat a plantar wart?

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Dr. Alan Ettinger
Podiatry 50 years experience
Many ways: First be sure it is a wart and not a callus or corn. Over the counter wart removers can be effective. We suggest nonporous tape such as duct tape with the topical wart remover.
A member asked:

Should I treat a plantar wart that does not hurt?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 50 years experience
You should: Try any of the over the counter treatments for the wart. Left untreated, it may grow and become painful. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex.
A 37-year-old member asked:

What can I do about plantar warts ?

1 doctor answer4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Libby Putnam
Podiatry 13 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.
A member asked:

What do I do about plantars warts

4 doctor answers6 doctors weighed in
Dr. Bac Nguyen
Family Medicine 24 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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