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what is the definition or description of: plantar warts?

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Dr. Brandon Macy
Podiatry 41 years experience
Warts are warts: Plantar warts are son named because they occur on the plantar aspect (bottom/sole) of the foot. There are a number of different appearances and have to be differentiated from calluses or small scars. Often, but not always, you'll see tiny black dots in the lesions. They'll also often be painful if you squeeze the spots. Have them checked out to confirm the diagnosis.
Dr. Scott Shields
Podiatry 29 years experience
Verruca Plantarus: There are many types of warts and all are caused by virus. There are a variety (~46) of different viruses that cause warts thus different type of warts. Different types of warts will have there own appearance. Some are flat and smooth while others are raised and rough with small black streaks or specks in them. Others are finger like projections etc.
Dr. Thomas Inwood
Podiatry 35 years experience
Plantar warts: Are caused by a virus. See you podiatrist for proper care.

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How can you get rid of warts?

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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 46 years experience
Destruction: All treatments are destruction whether chemical, freezing, or medicine that cause an inflammation to destroy the warts and hopefully prevent reoccurrence. Extensive warts are sometimes difficult to totally eradicate. The fewer warts to treat the better.
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Can warts spread from one part of the body to another?

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Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes: Warts can spread from one part of the body to another. They are caused by a virus.
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What is the best treatment for warts?

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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 46 years experience
Varies: There are multiple ways to treat warts and they respond to all of them including freezing, acid, burning, prescription creams, or laser. If it only one wart burning or electrosurgery is very effective. For extensive warts medication is often better to al least decrease the number of warts to a manageable level.
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What techniques do doctors use to remove warts?

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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 46 years experience
Surgery: Surgery, electricity, laser, acid and freezing are all methods that can be used to remove warts, .
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Which parts of the body are most commonly affected by warts?

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Dr. Morris Westfried
Dermatology 46 years experience
Everywhere: Hands, feet, legs arms, -genitals and even the face. Non genital warts are most commonly found on the hands followed by the sole of the foot.

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