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Can my regular doctor prescribe something to remove plantar warts?

Can my regular doctor prescribe something to remove plantar warts?

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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Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Plantar Warts (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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How do doctors remove plantar warts?

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 will doctors get rid of plantar warts?

Topical or surgical : Warts can be treated with various topical medications and compounds. Freezing of the wart can also be done as well as lazer therapy. They can also be surgically cut out. Avoid walking barefoot in public places. Change or spray shoes with disinfectant. ...Read more

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How can I be sure it's plantar warts when I've never had them before? And to be honest, can't afford to go to doc.

Never too sure....: There is no way to be absolutely sure. Warts can be missed by the most seasoned physician. In general warts are found on weight bearing areas of the foot. Pushing on a wart usually does not hurt but squeezing on a wart hurts. Left untreated, warts may begin as one and then form clusters. Warts do generally occur on 45 year old adults. A good picture and Healthtap concierge may be best for you. ...Read more

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Doc i hav plantar warts which bleeds when i use pumice stone d it s very painful even for touch.can u giv sm home remedies for it and a prescription ?

86 the pumice: Plantar warts bleed with debridement due to the blood supply that goes to the lesions. These capillaries are what feed the virus. Normal debridement can make them bleed, but usually without ant pain. Pumice stones may be too abrasive causing you pain. Also, the location of the wart will contribute to the pain level (under a bone). OTC medications have limited benefit. See a podiatrist. ...Read more

Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Warts (Definition)

Warts are outgrowths of the skin, usually caused by a virus. They are self-limited, meaning that they can go away on its own ...Read more