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How are plantar warts treated?

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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Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Plantar Warts (Definition)

A condition in which a virus causes hard, grainy growths to appear on the heels or ...Read more


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How are genital warts typically diagnosed?

How are genital warts typically diagnosed?

Warts: Usually diagnosed by physical exam and biopsy at times. Specially if they have atypical features. ...Read more

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What are ways to get rid of plantar warts?

What are  ways to get rid of plantar warts?

Many: There are many over the counter medications at the pharmacy. Surgical excission, laser removal, freezing. ...Read more

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How are genital warts treated?

Destruction: Genital warts are from type 6 & 11 human papillomavirus infection. They are the most common sexually transmitted disease & must be destroyed to treat. This includes treatment with topical medications, as well as laser ablation, excision & removal or freezing. There is a 30% chance of recurrence with this type of infection. ...Read more

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Are warts caused due to papilloma?

Are warts caused due to papilloma?

Yes: Warts are caused by the human papilla virus. These can be treated a number of ways, but i find that liquid nitrogen works best. Your physician can spray this on the wart in the office - they don't need to be burnt off or cut out. ...Read more

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Are plantar warts dangerous?

Are plantar warts dangerous?

Viral: The warts are a viral infection. They can become painful which may limit activities if they are on weight bearing areas. You should have it biopsied make sure it is a viral infection only. There are multiples ways to remove them. See you local podiatrist. ...Read more

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What over-the-counter medications can cure plantar warts?

What over-the-counter medications can cure 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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What are treatments for plantar warts?

What are treatments for 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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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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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 can I treat plantar warts?

Topical: Aldara (imiquimod) cream works for many patients. If this fails, laser vaporization can be very effective. See a podiatrist for an evaluation. ...Read more

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Can HPV from plantar warts spread into genital warts by masturbating? Can any docs explain?

Can HPV from plantar warts spread into genital warts by masturbating? Can any docs explain?

No: There are dozens of strains of HPV and only 2 are known to cause genital warts. Each strain has its preferred location, and the plantar wart strain is one that lives within regular skin while the genital wart prefers the very different skin structure of the genitals and perianal area. ...Read more

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Besides plantar fascitis, what are some painful conditions that feet can get partly because they didn't stretch enough?

Besides plantar fascitis, what are some painful conditions that feet can get partly because they didn't stretch enough?

Shin splints, : Shin splints and achilles tendinitis are common as well as capsulitis under the ball of the 2nd metatarsal head. Sesamoiditis can also occur as well as stress fractures. Finally neuromas can occur due to excess pressure of the ball of the foot due to tight achilles tendon. ...Read more

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Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Warts (Definition)

Wart = benign skin growth ...Read more