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How do I get rid of plantar warts on feet?

How do I get rid of plantar warts on feet?

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)

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 had this thing on my foot above the heel for several weeks. Found out it was a Plantar Wart. How do I get rid of it??

I had this thing on my foot above the heel for several weeks. Found out it was a Plantar Wart. How do I get rid of it??

Local destruction.: Turns out are hard to get rid of. Your doctor can freeze, burn, inject or even use a laser. Ultimately it takes a good immune reaction to the freezing or other treatment used by the doctor. We damage the tissue by freezing and your imune system then attacks the wart. See your doctor. The over the counter treatments dont work well for plantar warts. The skin on the foot is very thick. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of plantar warts?

How do I get rid of plantar warts?

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 more

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How do I get rid of plantar warts on my 6th grade child's heel?

How do I get rid of plantar warts on my 6th grade child's heel?

Many treatments: Warts can be treated in many ways from over the counter medicines to professional treatment. The skin on the back of the heel is a tough area to get rid of warts due to constant rubbing on the shoe and thickness of the skin. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of plantar warts?

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 more

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What is the best way to get rid of plantar warts?

What is the best way to get rid of plantar warts?

Many treatments: Topical medications, acids, laser, surgical removal no treatment is that much better than another. ...Read more

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What is the best thing to get rid of plantar warts?

What is the best thing to get rid of 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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Is there a prescription to get rid of plantar warts?

Is there a prescription to get rid of 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 prescription medicines can get rid of plantar warts?

A few choices: There are a number of prescribed medications that can be used to treat plantars warts. Talk to your podiatrist or dermatologist to found out what might be the best option for you. ...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