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Doctor insights on: Aldara Plantar Wart

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Plantar Warts (Definition)

Hard, grainy growths that usually appear on the heels or balls of your feet--parts of your body that feel the most pressure.This pressure also may cause plantar warts to grow inward beneath a hard, thick layer of skin (callus). Plantar warts are caused ...Read more


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How likely is it that aldara (imiquimod) simply stops working? Achieved about 90% clearance of plantar wart, but no improvement in last week.

How likely is it that aldara (imiquimod) simply stops working?  Achieved about 90% clearance of plantar wart, but no improvement in last week.

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. ...Read more

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I'm treating my plantar wart with aldara (imiquimod) and tagamet. It's much less tender now but hasn't diminished in size very much. Is the treatment working?

I'm treating my plantar wart with aldara (imiquimod) and tagamet.  It's much less tender now  but  hasn't diminished in size very much.  Is the treatment working?

See your physician: These are powerful medications. Having less pain is a step in the right direction. Have you physician evaluate the area to compare it with how it was prior to treatment. ...Read more

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I cut my plantar warts out with a toothpick and used aldera on it too. Was that a safe decision?

Well...: If it didn't get infected, then i guess you really didn't do any real harm. See a podiatrist for a better solution than bathroom surgery. ...Read more

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How are plantar warts treated?

Several ways: Topical s, laser.Surgical excision, acids. Are a few treatments. See your podiatrist. ...Read more

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What are the signs of plantar warts?

What are the signs of plantar warts?

Several: Pain on direct pressure and side to side pressure of the growth.Seeing small black heads in the center ofthe growth. ...Read more

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How to know if you have a plantar wart?

How to know if you have a plantar wart?

Feel it: You feel it harder than adjacent normal area, and also tender. ...Read more

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What are plantar wart treatments?

What are plantar wart treatments?

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. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of a plantar wart?

Many choices: Many choices are available. Over the counter salicylic acid preparations should probably be tried first. Keeping the wart covered with duct tape has potentiated any local treatment. A podiatrist or dermatologist may recommend freezing, application of a stronger acid, or surgical removal depending upon the size, location, and duration of the plantar wart. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of a plantar wart?

There are: Some options in the local pharmacy you can try like sal acid, i think dr. Scholl's makes a freeze type medication. If the wart is on the small side, you can try some of these options, if larger i would recommend a visit to the podiatrist or dermatologist who have stronger versions of these medicines as well as other options. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of my plantar wart?

Many ways: There is duct tape, there are topical acids, freezing, laser, surgical removal. No one method. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of plantar warts on feet?

How do I get rid of plantar warts on feet?

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. ...Read more

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A injection of bleomycin in a plantar wart ok?

Yes: Under the care of a foot specialist, bleomycin has been used to treat difficult plantar warts. But if misused, bleomycin can have severe side effects. Make sure you see a foot specialist before proceeding with this type of treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. David Hettinger
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Verruca (Definition)

A descriptive term referring to any elevated serrated epidermal lesion. Specifically, Verruca vulgaris which is caused by the human papilloma virus of ...Read more


Dr. Wendy Askew
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Imiquimod (Definition)

There is limited data on the safety of imiquimod in pregnancy, while it doesn't appear to have negative effects on the baby, other treatments ...Read more