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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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I'm treating a plantar wart with duofilm. Removed the dead skin, removed the puffy "wart", liquid came out. Grew again, applied again. Is this right?

I'm treating a plantar wart with duofilm. Removed the dead skin, removed the puffy "wart", liquid came out. Grew again, applied again. Is this right?

Continue.: Yes. The duofilm is innoculated with a high level of salicylic acid which is helpful to eliminate warts but it can take many episodes of dead skin removal and many weeks to months of treatment to resolve them. Consider seeing a dermatologist for possible additional destruction modalities like liquid nitrogen. ...Read more

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Had plantar wart on bottom of foot. Used dr. Schols. Now doesn't look active but skin is hard and looks dead. I shave it down but comes back the same?

Had plantar wart on bottom of foot. Used dr. Schols. Now doesn't look active but skin is hard and looks dead. I shave it down but comes back the same?

? Wart on Foot: Most foot and/or skin specialists can confirm this to be wart in their offices (via exam or biopsy) and then treat this in the office with medicines unavailable to the public and/or in the operating room for excision, laser, etc. ...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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What are causes for a plantar warts?

Virus: Warts are caused by a virus. The term plantar means the bottom of the foot. ...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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Is a plantar wart contagious?

Is a plantar wart contagious?

It can be: Yes. Virus particles shed and can be transmitted. If you share a shower then spray lysol, if you share a bed wear socks.... ...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


Dr. David Hettinger
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Verruca (Definition)

Verruca is the medical term for a wart, which is a non-cancerous skin ...Read more