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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)

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 do doctors remove plantar warts?

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?

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

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What kind of doctor is better for a plantar wart: a podiatrist or a dermatologist?

What kind of doctor is better for a plantar wart: a podiatrist or a dermatologist?

Same: Plantar warts can be removed easily by a number of physicians: Some family doctors may do the procedure. Also Podiatrists, Dermatologists, and General Surgeons. It is typically an office procedure. ...Read more

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Can I get a prescription to remove of plantar warts?

Yes: Prescription for antiviral creams may be helpful however, can take many months. Having the warts trimmed may help lessen the thickness and allow the medication to penetrate better. ...Read more

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How can I remove plantar warts at home?

Warts: The other answers cover many thoughts. Home remedies including are largely ineffective. Cryotherapy has come a long way with newer instrumentation available. Electrotherapy is an old method. Topical sal acid is very good and co2 laser very good. The key is the antigen antibody response to the virus and that is why professional assistance is the real answer and not home care. ...Read more

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I have 2 plantar warts on the bottom of my big toe. Is it possible to remove them without having surgery?

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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Warts (Definition)

Wart = benign skin growth ...Read more