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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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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

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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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How should I treat plantar warts?

How should I treat plantar warts?

One of a few ways.: Three common ways that plantar warts are removed are freezing them, application of chemicals and surgical removal. The first two are available to you as over the counter treatments found at most drug stores. The last one requires you go to a surgeon or podiatrist. ...Read more

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Do plantar warts leave on its own ?

Do plantar warts leave on its own ?

Sometimes: But this may take a very long time to happen if it happens at all. There are several treatment options. See a physician. ...Read more

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What are the signs of getting plantar warts?

What are the signs of getting plantar warts?

Looks different: Will have pain tender flat area , looks and feels different than surrounding area of the feet , may have pain wearing the shoes. ...Read more

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Can water suffocate plantar warts?

Can water suffocate plantar warts?

No..see a podiatrist: Plantar warts are viruses which embed themselves into the skin. Water will not suffocate the virus. If you have a concern about a lesion on your foot, don't self treat, have it checked properly. ...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 should I duct tape plantar warts?

How should I duct tape plantar warts?

Carefully: You bascially just want to cut the duct tape so that you cover the warts. You also don;t want the tape to bother you so you can cut it in a shape that is conducive to the anatomical area. ...Read more

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Can you use a dust can on plantar warts?

Can you use a dust can on 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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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


Contagious (Definition)

One is able to transmit an infection to another by ...Read more