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Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Plantar Warts (Definition)

Hard, grainy growths that usually appear on the heels or balls of your feet--parts of your body that feel the most pressure. This pressure also may cause plantar warts to grow inward beneath a hard, thick layer of skin (callus). Plantar warts are caused ...Read more


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What can I expect when having plantar wart removal and healing?

What can I expect when having plantar wart removal and healing?

Wart: It is very dependant on the number of warts, location, method of removal, etc. The best source of information is your doctor who knows the answer to all these questions. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can bleomycin be used for plantar wart removal?

Can bleomycin be used for plantar wart removal?

Yes: Bleomycin is a anti-cancer drug. Very small amounts of the drug can also be used in the treatment of plantar warts. After debriding the area, bleomycin is injected directly into the wart. Sometimes the area will first be numbed by an anesthetic, since this procedure can be painful. Several injections are typically required until the wart is removed. ...Read more

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I have a very stubborn plantar wart. I've taking OTC wart removals several times but it won't go away. Now a smaller 1 is growing. How 2 get rid of it?

I have a very stubborn plantar wart. I've taking OTC wart removals several times but it won't go away. Now a smaller 1 is growing. How 2 get rid of it?

Lots of ways: You can use the liquid nitrogen, liquid nitrous oxide (this is what I like to use), topical acids, dermal scraping. You can also try oral cimetadine (400 mg three times a day for 12-16 weeks). This is very safe and had the side effect of getting rid of warts for many people of adult size and weight (japma november 1, 1995 vol. 85 no. 11 717-718). ...Read more

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Have plantar wart on foot, going to dr. For removal but am pregnant. Ok to proceed?

Have plantar wart on foot, going to dr. For removal but am pregnant. Ok to proceed?

If non surg ok: There are many treatments for plantar warts from topical (acids) to freezing. These are non systemic and highly unlikely to effect the fetus. No elective medications are recommended during pregnancy other than for life threatening illnesses. Consult your obstetrician for approval. ...Read more

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Will I need crutches or a cast or a sugry shoe for plantar warts and bunion removal?

Will I need crutches or a cast or a sugry shoe for plantar warts and bunion removal?

Post op: A surgical shoe at the very least. A cast would depend on what type of surgical procedure you are having done on the bunion. It depends on surgeon preference. I would also imagine crutches if plantar warts are being removed to off-load the bottom of the foot. Good luck. ...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?

Very small firm bump: Often the first sign of a wart starting is having a very small, hardly noticeable, almost clear, firm bump on the bottom of your foot. To notice it you would have to softly rub over it with your fingers. If treatment starts at this stage, even with an OTC product, the chances of a quick resolution are good. ...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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How to get rid of plantar warts?

How to get rid of plantar warts?

Several ways: Topical medication, freezing, laser, surgical excision among other things. ...Read more

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How can you treat a plantar wart?

How can you treat a plantar wart?

Many ways: From duct tape, to taking vitamins (i.E provitamin a and zinc), topical acids (sal-acid). There are many over the counter preps at the pharmacy to try. Just be careful if you get acid to keep it only on the warty tissue.
Doctors have various other ones, there are also lasers that can assist in getting rid of them. ...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 can you relieve a plantar wart?

Off load: Wear a cut out pad. If otc products have failed to get rid of the wart. See a podiatrist or dermatologist. ...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 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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Dr. David Hettinger
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Verruca (Definition)

A descriptive term referring to any elevated serrated epidermal lesion. Specifically, Verruca vulgaris which is caused by the human papilloma virus of ...Read more


Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Warts (Definition)

Wart = benign skin growth ...Read more