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Does Duct Tape Get Rid Of Plantar Warts
Unknown...: It is a treatment recommendation that has spread over the internet. As far as i know, there are no scientific studies to show any degree of effectiveness. You are basically just tearing the upper layers of the skin away as the tape is removed. There are better ways... See a podiatrist. ...Read more
Seek a podiatrist: Plantars warts can be stubborn, and painful viral skin infections to treat. There are a lot of different treatment options, because no one way is best. They include medications and surgical options. Sometimes lasers are employed in treating them. Self care measures include use of duct tape over the warts, or use of over-the-counter medications. See a podiatrist if these measures don't work. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Various: Treatments destroy warts but not the wart virus! there are several topicals, both otc & prescription. There is freezing, burning, & cutting. None of these always successful. You can try using tape......Any kind......Duct tape sticks well....All day every day until the warts are gone: weeks to months. Many people think they have warts but really have callouses or scars. See a dermatologist if it b. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Combo treatment. : The more you can do together, the better: #1: supportive shoes. #2: firm inserts or orthotics. #3: oral antiinflammatories (check with your doctor). #4: stretching your foot and calf. #5: icing (10 min at a time). You may also need physical therapy or cortisone injections. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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